Mar 152013
 

Yeah, this time change thing is a drag.  I slipped out for my 5.1 miler this morning under the cover of darkness.   I finished it that way too.  At least it was a little warmer this morning.  37F and an east wind at 8.

At this temperature, I have to start being careful not to overdress.  I almost always run out into the wind in the winter, which I did this morning.   However, my route took me on a little loopback that in the last half mile, turned me back into the wind after running with it for two miles.   Brrr.

There’s really nothing to do about that except stay inside and run only treadmill miles.    Yeah right.  We’re not gonna do that.

Did I mention that my wife and I are signed up for the Shamrock Run in Sioux Falls on March 23rd?   This event is put on by the O’Gorman boosters.  They do a good job every year.   See you there!

Happy trails.

Mar 142013
 

I got out for another 7-somthing mile Brookings Marathon training run this morning.  It was 17 degrees F as I stepped out the door and I noticed before I left for work that it has dropped to 13 degrees F.   My lungs felt as if they would collapse in the first 3/4 of a mile, but after that, I settled into a nice rhythm.   The cold usually doesn’t bother me much so long as the South Dakota winds stay relatively calm.   The only real complaint I had about the morning was that the switch back to standard time has me getting back from my runs at first light or so.  That will change as we get closer to gun time, but I ran in almost full daylight last week.

I hope to get around the 19.45 mile bike trail loop around Sioux Falls this weekend and on Good Friday.  Stay tuned for details on that.

Happy trails.

Mar 082013
 

It was 25 degrees F and winds SE-5 this morning when I looked at current conditions at the NWS in Sioux Falls. This weather report was my ticket to break my streak of 62 1/2 miles of treadmill running uninterrupted by runs outdoors. We have a Landice L7 which is a very nice machine. I’ve partially trained for two marathons on it now. But I’m not gonna lie, being shut up inside running on the TM since Feb 17, I needed a break.

Today it came. I was able to punch out a fairly easy 58:11 7-miler this morning. I figure with the bad weather coming, I might not get to run outside again this weekend.

Also, as a bonus, it was almost completely daylight outside when I finished. Must be time to change the clocks. Hmf.

By the way, those of you hoping to get into the half marathon at Brookings in 2013, you better hurry. There are only a handful of bib numbers left!  Register here.

Mar 072013
 

I’ve been busy. What can I say? I’m hoping to find enough time to put into some long runs before the 2013 Brookings Marathon rolls around on May 11th. I am signed up and (I wish I could say ready to go). This weekend’s weather outlook doesn’t look so great to be outside, but at least it will be cool enough.

Jan 152013
 
  • Take my wife on a date at least 6 times.
  • Run a marathon in less than 4 hours.
  • Weigh less than 200 lbs at Marathon start time.
  • Eat no desserts on nights Beth works.
  • Have a photo published in Model Railroader’s Trackside Photos section.
  • Earn at least 2 new NMRA AP certificates.
  • Observe a ‘no TV’ at least one night every week.
  • Find a church.
  • Be able to do 10 pull-ups by July 1 and 20 by Dec 31.
  • Be able to do 40 push ups at one time by Dev 31.
Oct 192012
 

Junior is just starting to walk. The Boy 14.75 mo. is taking a couple of steps at a time every other day or so.

I’m still cutting my teeth in WordPress customization and branding. I uploaded a handful of new header images, mostly shot with my old point and shoot camera. All of these models have some level of customization to them.

I was just telling someone the other day about how much of a blast the 2012 Mickelson Trail Trek was.   Yes, it is in the books.   I didn’t end up being cat food.   Some photos here.

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Starting to look forward to spring marathon season.  Not sure if I’ll have time to do one, but I’m riding a wave of enthusiasm from the ride on the Big Mick.   I’m sure that could easily translate to a good showing on the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon.   June 2013.   If you gave me a long run this weekend and three weeks of taper, I’m pretty sure I could do it if it were in November.

Right now, I’m just very thankful for my trusted Landice treadmill.

Thats it for now.   Maybe some modeling pics later.