Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #10

Well, the month of February has not gone as planned. But I'm just trying to roll with it. I cannot control the icy and cold weather, so I am trying to be positive. I've only been able to run eight times so far this month. My goal per month is finishing 103 miles. I have 40.64 miles done with only nine more days counting today, so I won't get that goal. All that means is that I'll have to add on that extra mileage to other months, probably in summer when the weather is good and I have more time.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 26
Distance: 143.92 miles
Total Time: 23h 52m 00s
Avg Distance Per Run: 5.54 miles
Total Calories: 19,574
Avg Speed: 6.0 mph
Avg Pace: 9:57 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 314
Miles Left in Year: 1090.08 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.47 miles

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sam Needs to Go - Available Now on Amazon Kindle

Without further ado (or is that adoodoo?), I present a mildly funny poem about a boy's bathroom troubles in Sam Needs to Go.

Great fun for anybody born with a non-working digestive system or finicky colon. You can get it on Amazon.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #9

February has been a hard month. The first six days were not good for running. Too cold, too much snow, too much wind. So, I stayed indoors. Now, with the weather slightly better, it is crunch time. If I want to hit 103 miles for the month, I need to run at least five miles each remaining day.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 22
Distance: 121.61 miles
Total Time: 20h 07m 16s
Avg Distance Per Run: 5.53 miles
Total Calories: 16,624
Avg Speed: 6.0 mph
Avg Pace: 9:57 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 324
Miles Left in Year: 1112.39 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.43 miles

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SpaceX - Falcon Heavy

That was about the coolest thing I've seen. Just watched the SpaceX Falcon Heavy make history. That simultaneous rocket landing was so neat. This makes me hopeful for the future when we can put aside our petty differences and focus on humanity's place in the cosmos. We need to expand into space. We need to take this stepping stone and keep pushing our knowledge and science farther, because advances in space technology will help us on earth, too.


Sunday, January 28, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #8

Well, I think my January running is done for now. I wanted to get to 103 miles which is roughly one-twelfth of 1,234 miles for the year. So, mission accomplished. Now, I want to rest my hips for the next few days, and then it is on to February and going for another 103 miles.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 18
Distance: 103.28 miles
Total Time: 17h 17m 19s
Avg Distance Per Run: 5.74 miles
Total Calories: 14,138
Avg Speed: 6.0 mph
Avg Pace: 10:03 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 337
Miles Left in Year: 1130.72 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.36 miles

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #7

Still January and still lots of snow and cold weather around here. There have been some warmer days sprinkled in, but they are usually accompanied by bad wind chills. I'm still on track to get 100+ miles this month, which compared to last year's January total of 30 miles, is really good for me. I figure if I can average 103 miles per month, that'll get me to 1,234-ish miles for the year.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 16
Distance: 94.78 miles
Total Time: 15h 49m 30s
Avg Distance Per Run: 5.92 miles
Total Calories: 12,950
Avg Speed: 6.0 mph
Avg Pace: 10:01 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 342
Miles Left in Year: 1139.22 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.33 miles

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #6

Due to cold and snowfall, I've had to take a few days off here and there. I'm still running way more mileage this month compared to last year's January. So, all-in-all, a good start to the year, but I'm definitely looking forward to warmer weather and better running conditions to run faster times. I have completed thirteen 10K runs in sixteen days.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 13
Distance: 81.27 miles
Total Time: 13h 38m 48s
Avg Distance Per Run: 6.25 miles
Total Calories: 11,090
Avg Speed: 6.0 mph
Avg Pace: 10:05 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 349
Miles Left in Year: 1152.73 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.30 miles

Friday, January 12, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #5

Running in the snow with nothing but my apron on. And all my triple layers of clothes, too. The ice was pretty bad, the wind was pretty bad, but all in all, it wasn't horrible. Decent temps in the lower 30s. This makes ten 10K runs in eleven days.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #4

Nine 10K runs in nine days. Good lord, I am bored out of my gourd. I'm sick of talking to myself. I'm a poor conversationalist. The landscape is desolate and uninspiring. The coldness bites. Once in a while I run past a pretty lady, but that's the only highlight.

Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 Running Goal - Update #3

Well, I almost lost my lunch while running yesterday. I have to be more careful and plan my days better. In other words, don't eat a huge, spicy meal and then immediately run a 10K. But, nevertheless, I did finish the run (feeling much better after three miles in), and now I have finished a 10K for seven days straight. I'll keep going as long as I can. I haven't completely settled on a new running goal in 2018, but I kinda like the idea of trying for 1,234 miles (just because). If I do stick with the 1,234 miles, it won't be the only goal. I would like to set some more PRs in my 1K, 1 Mile, and 5K runs. And increase my longest distance.

Current yearly stats:

Runs: 7
Distance: 43.73 miles
Total Time: 7h 17m 47s
Avg Distance Per Run: 6.25 miles
Total Calories: 5,996
Avg Speed: 6.0 mph
Avg Pace: 10:01 min/mile

Days Left in Year: 358
Miles Left in Year: 1190.27 miles (from 1,234)
Daily Average Needed: 3.32 miles