Friday, September 30, 2011 5 comments


You ever have the urge to just run in an inappropriate area?

I love seeing the looks that i get when I just take off and start running for no apparent reson.

Why can't we run in the supermarket? Is it a liability issue?

I am sooooooooooooo having fun not worrying about an impending race!

When was the last time you just ran because you could?

Have a great weekend out there and remember it's not how fast you go but how good you look!


Thursday, September 29, 2011 4 comments

Three Thang Thursday

1) Have you ever been forced to alter your route or just postpone a workout because of a major sporting event? Well, since our beloved Tigers are in the playoffs against the Yankees, we have to move our Tuesday evening run. Our scheduled pub is a big sporting hangout and there is no way we would be able to run through the streets of downtown Detroit with all those Tiger fans! We actually have to relocate to the burbs to run......

2) Since some of my participants have opted out of running half or full marathons, the track workouts will be scaled back to concentrate on speed again! While most of you endurance animals are focusing on your marathons, we're focusing on 5k & 10ks again.

3) Read an article about smart washing machines. Since most of us have twice or in some cases three times the dirty laundry of 'normal' people, we should have a vested interest in washing machines. The article posed the question, "If your washing machine could have a custom setting, what would it be?"

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 4 comments

Wednesday's Why?????

OMG! I have been slacking on blogging and Facebooking, is that a word? When I get home from work, I don't want to be near a computer unless it's my Garmin!

Why do we over do it in the gym when we know better but for some strange reason(the other guy working out next to you) we do those seven thousand extra reps?

I can honestly say that I am STUPID and guilty of this....... Oh my aching legs.

I must have done about fiddy thousand front squats with just the bar!

(subject change) Will the entire over fifty team get eliminated on Biggest Loser?????

I wonder what plan B is when there is only one person on a team for the team chalenge?

(subject change) Okay, everyone is in taper mode here in the mitten state and of course the weather is perfect for running.

In a few more weeks we'll be taking out the long pants and caps.............. I know, you really wanted to be reminded of that.


Friday, September 23, 2011 3 comments


Was this week extra long or what? And to top it off, summer has officially ended!

I can feel the SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) kicking in.......

If they won't let us bring weapons to work, they should at least let us drink!

Hey, what about a Flashmob Running thing? Okay you go to a local restaurant or bar and the group just disrobes into their running stuff and bust out the door to the sounds of Chariots of Fire!

Do any of you Hash?

I just got an email from my son asking my advice on him getting in a few miles in the rain before the Drinkend starts. I responded only real runners 'start' their run in the rain! Maybe I should have said 'young' instead of real?  LOL

This is the 20 miler weekend for a majority of people in the mitten state, so I may go out and support some folks.

Okay, time to get this party started..........


Thursday, September 22, 2011 5 comments


Yay for Friday Eve............

1) Today was treadmill Thursday and I didn't care about how fast I was going. I went totally on 'feel'. Everytime I would feel my leg hitting the front of the treadmill, I increased the speed.

2) I have a participant training for her Black-belt in the martial arts and one of the requirements is a two mile run in under 18 minutes. This seemed like an impossible thing for her to do when we started in the spring. Well, she has been sub-eighteen for the last two months and loving this 'running' thang!

3) I'm thinking of venturing into the pool and get my hair wet! I have my goggles and speedo packed, I just need to find a time of day when the pool is empty! My swimming stroke isn't the best and it's been years since I was in the water.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3 comments

Wednesday's Why?????

Now that I've slowed down dramatically in my running speed, I can now pose the question of 'why are we so fascinated and driven by speed?'

When is fast going to be fast enough?

When is it going to be okay just to be running?

Why do I have to compare myself with me 10 years ago?

Why can't I enjoy running pain-free at any speed?

I'm not going to qualify for the 2012 Olympic team in any running event but I sometimes run as if it were possible.

I've purposely taken off this year from racing but I still think about it,

I go to the track and run in circles until I'm folded over at the waist, so that I can????

Why do I have to always think about being faster than that shadow that follows me?????
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1 comments

Biggest Loser Agian???

I love this show!

I had a craptastic run but it was a run.

The ad runs make those good runs feel so much better.

Okay back to watching some more television.........
Monday, September 19, 2011 4 comments

Monday Musings.......

Just stuff that goes through the mind of a runner......

Shouldn't everyone at work look their best on Mondays, I mean they've had all weekend to get ready!

What would you do if you were actually leading a race, would you freak?????

Where are all those folks that were running in May????

Am I the only person that looks at race results and starts with the Masters???

Why can't we run through the halls at work?

Do you realize how lame it sounds when you tell people you watch a marathon on television?????

Can't wait to get my Runner's World issue on running in the cold!

Sunday, September 18, 2011 3 comments

I'm a Slug!!!!

That stupid heart-rate monitor put a big crimp into my running. I was actually thinking about those high numbers too much!

I decided to go old school and use my Polar to get a second opinion.

Well fortunately the Polar gave me some realistic numbers, so I was able to run and smile....

Wait until you guys get old and you'll understand.

I've been watching the Crossfit Games on ESPN and really getting motivated to get in my workouts.

The plan is to incorporate some spinning and strength training in to the running routine.

Let's see how long this last. LOL

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1 comments

Wednesday's Why??????

Why the hell is my heart-rate monitor saying I'm running at 235 bpm????????

What zone would that be in?

Now I'm thinking of becoming a walker!

See what happens when you get old and out of shape?


Monday, September 12, 2011 7 comments

Team in Training Coach Dies at Nation's Triathlon

Just a quick post to mention that a Team in Training coach from North Virginia died at the Nation's Triathlon yesterday. I didn't personally know this gentleman but we hate when this happens at any event.
Thursday, September 8, 2011 5 comments


1) Damn, did I get beat up about wearing gloves! You guys almost made me feel like a wimp. What about Kara????

2) You're in the middle of a track workout and the wind is brutal but it starts to rain and rain hard! What do you do? Well we're stupid and we stayed int he wind and rain and finished what we started. Should have had my glove!

3) I'm not sure why but the drive home from work is starting to make me react like an infant. You know how when you put an infant into the car for a drive, they fall asleep? Well, when I get home I am soooooo ready to go to bed but I have miles to run. Fortunately, I have you bloggers to keep me honest. Who could miss a run when people like Marlene is doing doubles and triples? Jeff is running 8 miles before work and those crazy Nuun women ran without sleep. Damn I hate you guys!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 6 comments

Wednesday's Why????????

I had the opportunity to attend a wedding of a TNT coach and Ultra runner this past weekend.

Boy, can we runners drink!

After talking to a lot of them, I began asking the question, "Why do we continue to workout, run, compete?"

I know I've asked this same question here, but this time it was truly conversational. t was amazing to hear the differences between the younger runners and the older runners.

Why do we look at the driver of a vehicle with a 13.1 or 26.2 bumper sticker it?

Are you wearing gloves to run in yet, if not why am I????

Why don't more races have BEvERages afterward? Told you runners can drink....

Okay, time to get the heck out of Dodge....


Thursday, September 1, 2011 7 comments


1) T.G.I.F... Today is my Friday, albeit the unofficial end of summer! I HATE this time of year and I don't want to hear about cooler temps and leaves changing colors................... I love green leaves!

2) Leg strengthening, do you incorporate it into your normal training or is it an off-season thing? I have to continually work on my legs to keep my knees in check. They say we lose muscle as we get older. Damn, I'm in trouble.............

3) The track workout was a total success. I had the team do a workout they performed one month ago and everyone ran faster and more consistent in just one month! Okay, the temps were cooler (still hate this time of year), but they are getting stronger and faster.

Okay, I am outta here.........