Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I have been slacking on updating this all week. So I figured instead of reading news that just depresses me, I would give you all a quick update on what is going on with me.

After the stair climb, I figured I would be wore out and sore. I waited and it never came, which is a good thing. On Saturday, I hooked up with a meetup group going on a hike at Frick park. When we got there we saw that it was more like a skating rink than trails you could hike on, so we ended up hiking through a cemetary and then on our way back through we cut thru the park to save time. (I think it endedup taking longer) The ice was bad, and once you were down in it there was no going back. We made it through and I was the only one who fell. (It was a graceful fall, I more like sat down than fell). This was a goo hike but due to the ice it wasn't very strenous on me. The hills were impossible to climb. But I got out there and did something.

Last night, when I got home from work it was still 45 degrees out there. I ran in the house changed and ran out for a run. Was so nice to get outside to do it. I ended up running/walking close to 3 miles. All those boring hours on the treadmill are paying off. I can really run some distance now. I still am short on the mile marker but last night it wasn't my legs that gave out on me, it was the cold air going into my chest that made me back off a little. After that, I realized that when I am out there I need to figure out how to keep my pace. I am pushing alot harder than I should. But my heart rate never went over 162 and it felt so good to just get out there.

Today I am resting my legs, letting them get ready for the stairs tomorrow night. I am going for 4 + I should be able to do it. My only concern is that I changed my work schedule to 4 10 hour days so I have to get up at 4:30 am. But, I will prevail and I get Thursday off work :)

Well, it's short and sweet... have to get back to work....will let you all know how the stairs went :)


Tanya said...

Lucky you-no soreness after your stairclimb!

Betsy said...

Way to go, Stan! Nice jog (3 mi!).

Winnston said...

Bro, you are a machine. I am waiting to see your weight loss for this weigh in.

Keep it going. I would not worry about the mile run. If you are run/walking the distance you are doing right now, you are getting the benefits with less pounding

WendyBird said...

Sounds like you are ready for a Gamin!