Tuesday, July 31, 2012 10 comments

I Survived............

300 miles of bike riding in three days for the Make-A-Wish foundation...

Day 1 we rode in a constant downpour and only complete 98 miles due to lightning in the area! It was so bad that I wanted to cry and who would have known with the rain?

How many of you go purposely train in the rain? Me either.............

Day 2 119 miles, I had to ride my bike to purchase a few BEvERages!

Day 3 90 miles of HELL! I bonked at the30 mile mark but kept going because my stupid partner didn't want to SAG! Thanks to my fantastic partner we finished the tour on the track of the Michigan International Speedway.

I am sore and tired but it was well worth it!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2 comments

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

Why did I look at the route for my 300 mile bike ride?????


Let's see 103.49 miles + 166.28 miles + 90.32 miles equals TNT Coach Ken's death!

I'm a run coach.......................

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 5 comments

Tuesday's Thoughts..........

Since I need about 500 more miles on the bike to feel comfortable in the next two days, I've taken to riding after work at Stony Creek Park. It's been ten thousand degrees but people are still out there training(biking, running). Are we really that crazy?

I'm spending so much time in the gym that the Personal Trainers know me by name?

I am loving my Altras! Not sure if it's the shows or just my body finally acting right..........

I'm using WebMD to track my food/exercise for a few days. Damn those BEvERages add up!

Am I the only person without a smartphone?

So if people use running to lose weight, why am I gaining(don't mention the BEvERages)????

Are you getting excited about the Olympics?

If you couldn't blog about running, what would you blog about?
Monday, July 23, 2012 4 comments

Hi, my name is Ken and I'm NOT a Cyclist!

I've never considered myself a cyclist and probably never will be.

I'm the guy that feathers the brakes as we go downhill while everyone else is trying to go faster.

So why am I riding three hundred miles in three days? I'm doing it for the kids and that's what I'll be saying the entire ride.....

Is it just me or do any of you need an extra day off from work because of the weekend? Why do we try and cram so must stuff into those two short days? Will we ever be able to sleep in????

I ran into a guy from one of my running groups and he can't imagine working full-time and getting in run/bike/workouts. He got me to thinking about it and with a morning run, I can go to the gym at lunch and still get in a ride after work. No wonder I'm tired all the time.

Where is my Geritol?????????????

Friday, July 20, 2012 5 comments


I am almost becoming a morning runner again! I actually set the alarm thirty minutes early, so I could have fifteen more minutes to talk myself into running.....

The sun doesn't come until almost 6:00 AM.......... I refused to go out in a headlamp, it's summer!

I hate when those flexible people show-off in the gym and contort themselves into strange positions. It would be like me showing off the Gun-show!

It's funny how people at the gtm will talk to you when they feel you've become a regular!

I know more runners by face than name!

I'm 836 push-ups of pace for my 10,00 push-ups this year...... March was the only month that I exceeded the required amount.

I received an email from a marketing rep from Aspaeris regarding their women compression shorts. Has anyone heard of them?

Okay, have a long and wonderful weekend.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 5 comments

Three Thing Thursday......

1) I've been running in the morning and still not enjoying it! I'm getting to work later, which means staying at work later. This all means driving in more traffic. How do you guys do it, and don't say wake up earlier.....

2) I'm not having any knee pain (knock on wood), so by posting this I'm messing with the Blog gods................

3) Is it just me of is summer starting to sneak away from us? I was thinking about the fact that it's July and the Back-to-School ads are showing up! So you won't hear me complaining about anything weather related, except lightning!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 4 comments

Wednesday's Why???????

Why do two people needs so many running shoes, and this isn't all of them??????
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4 comments

Tuesday's Thoughts............

Why is so hard for me to track the miles on a pair of running shoes???? I log my mileage but can't seem to be consistent with the shoes I wear....

I got excited about watching the 2011 Ironman even though I knew who the winners were!

Can I count coffee and beer as water consumption?

Why did my thoughts turn to a cold winter when the temps were 80º at 6:00 AM this morning?

I don't think any of my newly discovered minimalist shoes will make it through the winter.
Monday, July 16, 2012 6 comments

All Good Things Must End....................

I'm BACK.......................

July 16th has always been my favorite day of the year. I think it's because my first child was born on the 17th of July and my life has never been better because of my kids.

Just thought I would throw that out there.

Wow, that sure was a short vacay......

Okay, time to talk about running and working out!

Sixty-One Effin miles on the bike on Saturday, I thought my arse was going to go numb...............

I have my Make-A-Wish 300 mile bike ride in 11 days, and I need to cram all the miles in I can get!

Can you say SAG??????

I've decided that I won't race any this year to try and make running fun again. I'm enjoying getting out and not fretting about a schedule or constantly checking out the Garmin. It's almost fun, except for the heat!

I'm also trying out a pair of Altra Instinct and I'm loving them.

It's the ugliest shoe that I own........