501(k)

Just like a 401(k) only better! 😀 ..you can potentially make 10 cents on this one immediately.

…Today I ran 5.01 km in 30mins and 18 seconds at a pace of 6mins/03secs per kilometre. The course was mainly flat with minimal elevation, kind of like my general mood. It was sunny with a cool wind and 11 degrees Celcius temperature which really helped my time, I think. (I should try not to run outside when it gets any warmer than 10 degrees C.)

It was fun, but clearly not as much fun as this guy is having.

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Today’s song is: Running on Empty by Jackson Browne.

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On needing more Sara Tonin in my life..

Where is she? When is she coming back around? I usually meet her when the sun is shining and I am running.

Sunshine

Today was a hard slog, what else is new when you’re not consistent? But I got through it. 5.88KM for 37mins at a pace of 6:17. I made another 10 cents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s run is brought to you by the song, Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin. …And made possible by Sara Tonin.

 

Another day, another kilometer..

Ok, so today I figured something out. I always have trouble in my area because it’s pretty much hilly no matter what direction I run in — especially the direction I most enjoy running in. Well, every other time I’ve run it I’ve started at the top of this sizeable hill. It takes me about two minutes to walk there as a warm up.

(Let’s just get this out of the way shall we?: 38mins for 5.79kms @ 6:33 pace)

It really takes the wind out of me and my finishing time for 5k or whatever to start and end with a hill (mainly to end with a hill). So today the ingenious idea occurred to me to take a longer warm up by slowly running for at least 10 minutes down to a flat area after this hill. WOW! …Lol, kinda sad it took me this long to think about it and to realize that it’s not really that big of a deal to do this. It worked out well.

I’ve decided to do the bare minimum for the sake of consistency going forward now. That is, I’m running naked. Just kidding. No, I mean that I’m going to post my time and distance, but I’m not going to take it seriously and get all worked up over it. Consistency and building up my foundation this summer/year is the biggest deal for me. I’m dropping it. I’ve gotten quite fed up with the mere inconsistency, so…me and my time are having a long-distance (no pun intended)/indifferent relationship. It will bring us closer together in the end 🙂

Today’s song is: In My Heart by Moby. Who listens to Moby in 2019? I do apparently. Played it on repeat for the whole kilometre-age (I’m in Canada). Now I’m going to do my stretches.

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I wear this exact brand of Asics with the especial gel, lol. Do you pronate? I tend to pronate quite a lot and have a heavy heel. This brand has given me support for about 10 years. Very briefly, I tried Mizuno before that, mainly because I liked the sound of the name, really :S, Saucony, and Nike —who names these things? I know about the origin of Nike, but what the hell is an Asic? ..I care not to look it up— but because I need quite a lot of support AND I have a wider foot in the toe area, I found Asics to be the best aside from Reebok for my toe width needs. Fascinating. I know ;D

3rd reincarnation from atrophy

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4.74KMs at a pace of 6:07. In the twilight. Pretty alright. I’m focusing on my form. Why is it we seem to go faster in the dark? Also, I made (picked up) 10 cents on my way to the starting point — already a winner.

This un-planned inaugural jaunt of 2019 was followed by some stretches to preserve knee function. I could feel it already today on the way back in the right one.

Today’s song is: Love Runs Out by One Republic

 

Good Morning! And in case I don’t see ya…

Finally, I’ve been running in the morning!! Just one day before I finish up Week 3 with a 10.31k this a.m.  Things are so much better for me going out in the morning, one namely being that I don’t have to suffer in as much heat this time of year. The puddle of sweat on the front of my shirt was just that — more of a puddle than a lake. Also, everyone (Everyone meaning about max. 2 runners I might see around 7am once this week!) is friendlier as it is common for “Good morning”s to be exchanged. I know this is a phenomenon from running in years passed. There is a kind of mild rapport between people up this early and high on endorphins from exercise. It almost seems awkward not to say something on a trail (next to a main highway of course), even in a fairly big city.

I can’t say that I’ve been back to my beloved gravel roadside route though. Should be getting back there this week. I’m still sitting at 6mins/kilometer though, 6:02 to be painfully precise. I made that pace today for my 10.31k which took me 01:02:15. Yep. In 22 degrees Celcius heat, not bad. Not complaining about that, but I want to get out at least 30 minutes earlier to start at 20. I’ll be so spoiled.

Longest run coming up tomorrow is going to be 18k. Nice long, early Sunday morning run 😀

the-long-and-winding-road.jpg Today’s song is: Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant.

15kms later…

Well, ladies and gents and otherwise, I finally got my act together and got up early this morning. I even did my maintenance stretches before I left! 😀

I ran 15.03kms (the .03 is VERY important) in about 23 degrees C heat, but that wasn’t really enough of a cooler temperature for me. Even though it was in the morning hours, I got off to a bit of a late start. I hope to be out the door even earlier tomorrow so that I can benefit from a cooler temperature and less sun intensity. I was still nearly drowning in sweat.

My time was pretty good at 1:29:33 for a pace of 5:57! Not bad considering this was my longest run in almost 4 years! Morning running felt great. It’s really nice to see a place on foot, even whilst running. I run by a lot of areas in the city that I normally pass through by car and it can look so different from the perspective I get on the street or gravel side. It’s nice to pass by a nice over-hang of vibrant green tree branches in the summer. Sometimes I can’t even recognize the horizon in these same areas due to the different perspective on foot. Nice.

 

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Women’s Health

 

Today’s song is: Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison.

Keeping up with the Momentums :)

Today was another fine day in terms of consistency with my running. Week 2 of my marathon training plan is drawing to a close! Exciting stuff. I’m happy and proud of myself for getting this far. I really struggled with going out this evening. (Yes, still evening instead of morning running. Really looking forward to getting my act together in the mornings so I can reap the benefits of running in cooler temps.)

Sometimes, in regards to going out for a run, I am like that kid who’s pretty good in a subject and so he/she thinks maybe they can let the weekend prior to blow by without studying and then just cram the night before, AND still get a decent grade! ..But, they still wouldn’t do as well than if they had studied that weekend! It does always make a difference.

So, yeah, another run in about 24 degrees heat. Not too bad at all since I left it so late into the evening. My time for 8km today was 46:35! at a smooth pace of 5:49! Now, I really need to get with the program in terms of my maintenance stretching and running in the mornings….looks like it might not happen again today, lol, but hopefully, tomorrow isn’t too late!

I had a few hollas at me this evening…I guess I’m doing well, I’ve triggered some people to yell at me out there sweating buckets all by myself hauling ass. It always reminds me that some people will always be the ones in life yelling some unintelligible “smart” remark as they whiz by going (at least) 50 miles an hour at people who are actually standing out and making the solo effort to get up and DO something to make changes in their lives.

Right on. (Does it even occur to them that I can’t even hear what they’re saying while zipping by at that speed anyway? What do you do on a Friday night?) 🙂 …I’m looking forward to the weekend however, I’ve got my long run this Sunday! 😀 (Btw, I can’t say or type I’m looking forward to the weekend, which is a natural thing for me to say, without thinking of that Rebecca Black song… Does that make me old? A sixty-something-year-old songwriter for pre-teens? Lol. On that same inquiring note, do people still write lol anymore? I do.)

Also, just want to thank the people on here for all the recent Likes and Follows 🙂 It may not seem like much but it helps to encourage me. Similarly, I hope that all of your fitness and/or personal goals and endeavors are going well and progressing!

Today’s song is a good old 1980s tune (long version): Money for Nothing by Dire Straits.

And I believe it’s cheques for free, not chicks for free, however, it could really have been both 🙂

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