Monday, April 13, 2009

4/6 to 4/12

Scary! An off week. A couple of work-outs, a spring break (not mine), household going hard, Easter, in-laws, allergies. Pretty nuts.

This whole training thing is weird. Last week, I really didn't exercise but for a little run, a little spin, a lot of walking and a lot of eating. I ate at McDonald's. I ate the refrigerator clean. Too busy and tired (not from eating!) to run: lazy. When one has such a week there is fear (that stalks the land). I'm finished. Look at all of these nuts training like Olympians, throwing back protein shakes and beers, eating steamed vegetables and locally shucked oysters. I'm a big piece of peperoni pizza. Panormous.

Anyways, so that was last week. This week (Monday) got off to a bang. Busy day at work, off to pick-up Jack and go to the gym for a solid fit bang. . . But Jack had a rough day at school. So no gym because that's fun you see, not just for me, you see.

So, a burrito for dinner and a corona to wash back the Alegra D. That's what's going on. . .

It's a ghost story. I am a ghost of the runner I was. Fear stalks the land.

But I don't buy any of this. The blogosphere/web/TV keeps me close to the training and competition that I need. I love talking about training. I love watching my Padres win (especially in NYC). So my spirit is alive and well. And I'm just not worried about anything with respect to my fitness. It's the Off Season: A Ghost Story. And until that changes, that's my header.

Things will change. My wife loves my dedication to her schedule. She's readying the green light come mid-May when I can go long more often. My fitness is there. One can get really caught-up in all the talk. Unfortunately, for that ghost (doubt and fear) that lingers in the down-time, I'll get a chance to shove that stake up its arse. I'm going to stay fit, get fitter and race. My last race is Dec. 5! I'm 6 months out from an October race that I've done before. It's on the calendar as are other "outings." There's plenty of time.

There's a lot going on, anyways, and that's just the way the ball bounces.

For the record. . .

Monday 4/6

45 minute run, a little progression but still pretty ez and flat.

Tuesday 4/7

45 minute spin. Didn’t have a lot of time, but it was good enough

Wednesday 4/8

Went to the Padre game!

Thursday - Monday (today)


. . .pass me a doughnut!


  1. Doughnut? mmm. Tell me more. But slowly. Yeah. That's it.

  2. I feel the same way about doughnuts - they're hot, sexy, round, different colors and coatings. . ..there's my morning workout.

  3. Still early to determine GC for Sept.

  4. big prop's for supporting the wife!the day WILL come, my brother!