Sunday, July 31, 2005

Busy, Busy, Busy

At work, I'm with a small, expanding company. My department (of which I am the head) has two permanent people, including me, plus a summer intern. We have enough work for five full-time people, plus the intern. I've been running, but not posting.

For a couple of days, I've had very tight, sore Achilles Tendons. I'm feeling better now, but I'll have to watch them for a while.

Monday, July 25, 2005


It was almost 80 degrees this morning when I ran. That was at 5am. Once again, I came back soaking wet--I turned on the hose and let it run over my head for a few seconds. The humidity isn't too bad today, but the temperature willb e pretty high.

I got in a 3 miler this morning. This will be an easy week--most of my runs will be 3 miles or so, with one 4-miler and one 5 miler. Next week, a little more distance.

Congratulations, Lance Armstrong. Did you know that Lance, a native Texan, is not in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame?

Sunday, July 24, 2005


I can't update every day, simply because I'm too busy. I'm planning a trip to Georgia to pick up my remaining belongings, which are in a storage unit in the Roswell/Alpharetta area. We refer to the storage unit as "Storgia," short for Storage in Georgia.

At the same time, the division I'm working in is expanding (the reason I was hired in the first place), so I'm working quite a bit, including weekends.

Anyway, I got out for 5 miles yesterday, and 3 this morning. My pace has been good, just under 8:00/mile. I'm hoping life settles down a bit in the coming weeks. I still have all my hair, but that may not last if this keeps up.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Keeping it going

I have to work on making the morning run into a habit again. It was very easy when I was staying with a friend to get out of the habit, but by doing it again and again, I can make it a part of my day that I will miss when I skip it. Some people say it takes a month, some say a week, some people say four days and it's a habit. I think I'm leaning toward the month idea. Keep it up for a month, and you can't go without it.

I got out this morning for four miles. 7:19 pace, faster than I had wanted to go, but not an uncomfortable pace. Perhaps it's time I revised my standards.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Settling in

I'm starting to get settled in at home, and starting a regular routine, which includes morning runs. I got out this morning for 3 miles at 7:30 pace. Oops.
I was supposed to run 4 miles at 8:00 pace today, and the 3 miles at 7:30 tomorrow. I guess I'll run the 4 miles tomorrow morning.

No chance for a run tonight--soccer game at 6pm.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Been gone a long time

So I haven't had much of an opportunity to post at all this month. Major upheavals in my life have just come to an end. I was offered a job--an offer I could not turn down--in June, and started my new job on July 5th. I moved (twice!) into a new house. Things have settled down quite a bit, though.

I did manage to get out and run about every two or three days over the last two weeks, but even when I did get out, the heat/humidity was stifling and I would be soaking wet after only a few hundred yards. I got out for only a mile and a half one day and came back looking like I had gone swimming. One nice thing about our new house is central air.

Now that I'm in my house, and settled in at my new job, I should be settling in. I got out this morning for about 3.5 miles. I'm using Gmaps Pedometer to get approximate distances for runs in the neighborhood.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

I haven't updated since Tuesday. A lot has been going on, but not any running.

On Tuesday night, my dog died. She had been with me for 15 years, and had run with me for the first 5 of those years. She was probably between 16 and 17 years old--we never knew exactly how old she was, since she was a stray when we got her. She was a great companion--my wife used to refer to her as my girlfriend. I'm going to miss her.

Thursday night, we moved in with a friend, after putting almost all of our posessions in storage. We are now homeless,but sometime between the 10th and the 14th, our new house will be ready to moveinto.

I have a race on Monday, and I'm really not quite ready,since I haven't run much this week. We'll sehow it goes.