Oh S&^%!

In Daily Exercise Summary on June 8, 2009 at 8:16 am

So after a couple of weeks of being sick, I went to CVS last night. The pharmacist gave me some short acting Sudafed. Despite being able to only sleep intermittently all night, I had a good drain. I went for a two mile walk around 6:30 with the dog. She was glad to do that again. She is happy I’m back.

Then I shot over to get some seafood for dinner because the Smiley Brothers (R&D Seafood) are only open for a couple of hours on Monday, well there was a cleaner there so I had to go to a different shop eventhough R&D is better. I got swordfish steaks. When I got home, I dressed for my run and off I went. Well, once I got about 100 yards past Smiley Brothers, I realized that the swordfish was sitting on the counter because I needed to put one of the steaks in the freezer because I won’t even be home for dinner tonight.

What a mess, anyway, I had to turn around and run home. So I had a very fast 1 and 3/4 miles. I don’t think I could have beat the horses in the Belmont, but it would have been close.  It was too bad because I finally felt like I could have put up 4 or 5 miles.


Cool new stuff from Saucony

In Running Gear on June 7, 2009 at 8:25 pm


So I decided to try out the Hurricanes, and I have officially made the switch from the Omnis to the Hurricanes. I didn’t like the way the Progrid Hurricane 11 looked, so I went with last year’s model. Unfortunately, the new change to the shoe where it holds your heel in place is not included in this version of the shoe. I am anxiously awaiting the release of the 12 because I’m hoping that it is more aesthetically pleasing and contains the new heel feature. As you can tell from my blog, I like Saucony.

The shirts were on sale. I promise that they are two different styles. They look similar in the picture, but in real life are quite different. One of the shirts is protected with a rating of 50 spf. The other allows significantly more breathing. Oddly enough, if it were real sunny and hot, I would prefer to wear the shirt that didn’t have the sun protection.

Both shirts are very comfortable and fit well. I like the way they look and they feel great. Couldn’t ask more from a sale. Probably need to go grab a couple more pairs of shorts, but I will need shoes quickly because I am only running on one pair at this time. It is an economic depression.

Back in Rhode Island

In Daily Exercise Summary on June 7, 2009 at 1:46 pm

This morning I added some distance to my running from this week. I ran 2.07 miles. I took my usual path for walking the dogs. It is a pretty brutal run considering the distance. Lots of very steep ups and downs. One especially steep down. This just tears up the quads. I ran somewhere between 16 and 17 minutes. It was a good run. Going to add probably two more miles tomorrow.

So this week I totaled just over 7 miles of running, but it is good to be able to run again.