Post Your Small, or Big, Victory For The Day! (Read 5611 times)


    I've been sorta busy today. I ran 10 miles this A.M with a friend of mine and we came back to my place for some coffee, her idea. I typically don't drink coffee after running, i'm too sweaty and hot. I didn't think anything of it at first, her coming in and all, she's been to my place half a dozen times now. Anyway, one thing leads to another and we get it on, and she goes off to work. I 'm stoked for some early morning action, no girl friend so i'm good.  Late lunch with some friends that brought a girl with them that i've known for some time, and didn't realize she was coming along too, was PSYCHED, i actually like this chick.. We get to talkin' and head back to my place to hang by the pool, and drink some beers, we get it on too. Now, i have another friend of mine coming over in half an hour, to watch a flick and drink some wine, AND get it on too. This has gotta be one of, if not THE best day of my life, getting to bang three different girls in one day, with absolutely no planning involved.


      While I'm not lucky enough to get to bang manfromnantucket today, I did realize that I've exceeded my previous monthly record (set last month) of 120 miles by 36 miles, and I have 20 more planned for tomorrow.  August has been my big push for my first marathon, the first weekend of October.  I feel a lot better about how tired my legs feel now.

      Evolving body parts


        I'm sure he offers rain checks.



          I'm sure he offers rain checks.


          **fingers crossed!** 


            Got the lowest cholesterol number in at least the last 10 years! (I have no records before then)


            Year: Total/HDL/LDL/Trig.

            14: 157/65/81/54

            13: 197/94/81/110

            12: 193/70/72/254

            11: 197/56/111/153

            10: 214/75/115/118 <<< This prompted me to start running!

              Hit 5,000 miles since I started working on losing weight and getting in shape back in 2011.


              2011 - 262.3 miles - 10:15 avg pace

              2012 - 1,357.3 miles - 10:22 avg pace

              2013 - 2,016.6 miles - 9:24 avg pace

              2014 - 1,365.4 miles - 9:14 avg pace


              Total = 5,001.5 miles - 9:40 avg pace

              Age: 46 Weight: 205 Height: 6'2" (Goal weight 195)

              Current PR's:  Mara 3:48:09; HM 1:43:26; 10K 43:59; 5K 21:27

              Consistently Slow

                Mission accomplished
                Saturday 10 + 10
                Sunday 30 --7.5 hours. Right on pace including food and restroom breaks.
                1500 mile pace Bunny beaten
                2000 mile pace Bunny caught

                4th consecutive month over 200 miles.

                Run until the trail runs out.

                2014***1500 miles 09/28/14

                50miler 13:26:18

                Race Less Train More


                Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                "The Marble in The Groove"


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                A Sweetheart

                  I may have set a record for my slowest run ever (thanks to many stops along the way), and it was awesome.


                  Last night I looked up ever building on the north side of Chicago that is on the National Register of Historic Places, and mapped out a few different running routes to take them all in.  I just wanted a little joggy jog today, so I set off to see 10 of these buildings along with three that are Chicago Landmarks (they are just as impressive, but unlike the Nat'l Places, owners don't have a say in their designation which keeps neer-do-wells from buying a house of historical significance and tearing it down to build a hideous high rise).


                  I've been by most of these houses and buildings, but with the exception of a Frank Lloyd Wright house, was unaware of their backgrounds. Today I brought along a sheet with historical and architectural notes on each place. There were Prairie Style houses (including some from George Maher and Frank Lloyd Wright), a bunch of American Four Square homes and mansions (swoon), an Art Deco "skyscraper" (fourteen floors) composed of Indiana limestone, and a number of buildings that told the tale of a far out suburb that was annexed by the city of Chicago in 1891 and settled by those with new money.


                  It is kind of cool to get to explore and learn more about your own city. I like running for running's sake, but getting to use it as a way to get to interesting places faster seems pretty worthwhile.


                  MTA:  The National Register of Historic Places has 89,150 listings. I found Wikipedia to be a good source for finding places near me. It was better than the NPS website.

                  I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

                  Interval Junkie --Nobby

                    Hit MP for the first time since May.  Just for a half-mile . . . and probably helped by the gusting wind blowing over the Lakeshore path on my return-trip.  Still, it was rather nice.

                    2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                    Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!