Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I have a complete gadget fetish...I loved technology toys. As a result, I splurged and got a new toy yesterday, a Garmin GFS watch. It is really amazing...tracks exact distances, elevations, time, splits and even calories burned. When you uploaded the info to the computer it charts and tracks all of the information from work out to work out. You can then upload the info to just about any website known to man. Here is my attempt at sharing the info from the 11 miler yesterday in the rain.

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Long Training 1

ps. I still love bacon

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"you are very juicy"

It was one of those great days where I managed to get home at a reasonable hour and sneak in a nice 7 mile run. Following the run I stopped in the dry cleaners to pick up the weekly laundry. I love our dry cleaner...not only are they nice folks, but they do a good job. That being said, occasionally Mee Young [the owner] and I have communication issues. Of course, her English is far better than my Korean.

A couple of years ago when I moved back to DC after being in Rome for 4 months, Mee noted, "where have you been? Oh, you look fatter." I nicely explained to Mee that fatter is not the term she was looking for; she meant to say, "where have you been? Oh, you look incredibly handsome." She smiled and noded.

Today was along those lines. Following my 7 miles in 98% humidity [sure there is no such thing as global warming] and loss of 3 pounds in sweat, I was greeted by a smiling Mee. She started the shirt carosel looking for my laundry and asked where I had exercised. I told her of my run along the Mall and she grimaced and said "you are very juicy". I can only assume she was looking to say "sweaty", but having never been described as juicy, I let that one go. Now all I need is those tacky velor sweatpants with JUICY stitched across the rear. Well, off to the mall...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I love bacon

Aside from a minor medical hiccup [damn MRSA Staph Infection returning], John and I were able to hit the road for a nice 7+ mile run this weekend down on the Eastern Shore. Our jaunt took us through historic Cape Charles, VA and the new Bay Creek Golf Club. Aside from about 0% shade, it was a great day to run and felt great getting back out there together.

The biggest news was us finalize our training schedule leading up to January. Currently we are around 8-10 miles each Sunday...we will be ramping up in a week looking towards the two day event. We will be doing some speed work on Tuesdays and shorten distances Thursdays with big runs on Sundays. We will throw in some additional runs on Saturdays to get the legs ready for the back to back beatdown.

Getting out and running is fun...quite honestly, the best parts of long runs are the fact that two great friends get to chat uninterrupted for 2+ hours and then go to Jimmy Ts [all you Capitol Hill folks know the joy of weekend breakfast] for an incredibly unhealthy, but delicious breakfast. I am soooooooo not one of those "I only eat only granola and drink water directly from Swiss springs while doing yoga and mediation" athletes. I can't help it, I love bacon. I said it...I am proud to love greasy, tasty bacon. Who's with me?!?!?!?