195 lb. is still too damn heavy for a 5'9" middle-aged man who wants to run a marathon. That's where I am, a little more than 10 weeks away from Marine Corps.
Productive Procrastination Monday: When you're self-employed, you have the luxury of going for a run when you should be contacting interview subjects.
I think in the summer I should generally manage my expectations. That is to say, I shouldn't expect every race to be a PR, especially in the summer. I did PR in the 5K on a relatively cool 4th of July three years ago, and something in me tells me that if I could just go at a pretty good clip the first mile and tough it out for the last two, that I should be able to equal or better the PR of 26 minutes.
Having said that, the closest I've gotten this year was 28:02 in March. In summer, I haven't broken 30 minutes. Just too hot, weight, nutrition, sleep, blah blah blah.
It was a pleasant enough race, despite it being very congested at the start (dodging flanks of people pushing strollers). A little bit hilly, but a lovely neighborhood course. I ended up doing the race in 31:26, good for 20th place out of 44 in my age group.
Oh, and I was vegetarian the whole day, which took some effort.
High school football jamboree + post-Olympic wrapup watching = not enough sleep the night before a race.
You know what's good and bad at the same time? When you discover leftover Easter basket candy.
As though I needed any more motivation, I saw a former NBA star who's not quite two years older than I am do a TV ad for a Type 2 diabetes medication.
I don't know much, but I know that there are things I can do to lower my risk of that disease.
Starting with running 4 miles at 10:15 pm.
I don't know if it's because I'm still sleep-deprived, but that Olympic opening ceremony was borrrrrrring.
Beer snobs (and I've sort of become one) disparage Budweiser. But after running 22 minutes in 90-degree heat today, I had a Bud. It was almost hallucionogenically delicious.
Somebody go buy some of my stuff on Reverb.com. I've bought two instruments, so I'm getting rid of three. Or four.
It is Monday, and despite getting to bed past 1am, I made it to the pool at 6:30 this morning. So the week is already off to a better start than most weeks.