Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fat Ass 50k+

Event: Fat Ass 50k
Date: Sunday January 24th
Start time: 9am (Subject to change)
Location: Loni's House - 293 Bog Road, Hillsboro NH, 03244
What will be provided: At the house I'll have water, Lays Chips, Ramen Noodles (if it's cold), some random GU's, and I think I've got Heed and Gatorade powders.
What to Bring: Whatever additional you think you might need (or would like to share) and a hunger for some early season suffering.
Course: 2 x 16 mile loop (80% paved 20% dirt roads) mostly low traffic country roads with a couple of challenging hills. I haven't decided if I'm going to put a vehicle at the 8 mile mark for aid. If i don't, bring a few dollars, as there is a Mobil station at 8.1.

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If anyone shows it's going to be a group run, we'll run at the pace of the slowest runner(probably me) and we won't be leaving anyone behind. No need to be intimidated, come out and join me for a loop, or even a mile or two if you want. I never turn down company.

Please email me if you would like to join.

Monday, January 18, 2010

January Update

So as i promised here's my mid-January status update.

Life the last 2 weeks have been stressful to say the least. After waiting weeks of back and forth paperwork and a closing date that slid from Jan 25th, to Feb 4th, to Feb 26th. To top it all off about a week ago I found out that my realtor and the selling realtor weren't playing nice with one another and the original offer DATED NOVEMBER 30TH!!! mind you had expired. They had terminated the offer due to lack of communication on both ends. I was furious, but at the same time helpless. Over the past two months I'd invested a lot of emotional and physical time in making sure the process would move forward smoothly having purchased a house prior. All for not. I completely lost my mind. Meanwhile my job has been starting to pick up as my company keeps winning job after job. Mind you, this isn't a bad thing, i'm glad i have a job, but the extra work means i need to delegate work to coworkers and "manage" people. For those of you who know me, you're well aware i've never been labeled, "plays well with others." So, after snapping at the pressure of work, and the failed house purchase i turned to my good friend Jagermeister. Normally the warming effect of the alcohol paired with the many many awesome memories i have where the Elk has been present bring me to a place where i am at peace. This time it did not, so i did the only thing that i've always done that seems to bring me back to center. I ran.

Much like John's streak of running at least 1 mile a day for 2010, i started a little streak of my own. I've been running off and on so far pushing towards my goal, but they had been sporadic and an afterthought to everything else going on in my life. Now with seven consecutive days worth of running, logging 35miles, I've re-found my balance. The last week has been amazing. I've run on treadmill, in the woods, on the road and even on an indoor track. It hasn't been easy to speak about it though. My girlfriend Leah is struggling through her first running injury and i feel bad talking about how content the running is making me in front of her. Thankfully she's on her way to the PT Thursday and i hope soon to have my running partner back as she continues to push for her first 1/2 marathon in March.

And so I push forward. In the words of Sherpa himself, "
... the streak continues. When will you start yours?!"

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010 Goals

So i posted my vague resolutions the other night, but I'd like to actually document the goals when it comes to stats. Mostly since I'm a stat geek.

  • Finish a 100 miler
  • PR a 5k (22:02)
  • PR a 50 miler (10:51)
  • Read a book a month
  • Update my blog bi-weekly including month end updates on miles/fitness levels
  • Run more miles then beers i consume.
  • Run 1300 Miles: (Year - 1300, Month - 108.33 +/- ,Week - 27 +/-)
  • Weight Train - 2-3 days a week (After a co-worker ventured into the wild world of P90X and had me join him for only one work out, I've decided it needs to be part of my routine. Will i be knocking out a full 90 day routine? No way in hell. After doing just one nights exercise, i couldn't move my arms right for a week. A true sign of how ridiculously out of shape my upper body and core are.)
  • Thru-Hike the Greenway again. Or join D&H on the LT for a week.