Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
It wasn't crowded, maybe a dozen people lifting weights. I started by doing 20 laps on the track. The track is nice soft and 1/10 of a mile long. It goes past the weights, basketball courts below, around the outside courtyard and back to were the weights and cardio machines are. I was the only one running on it. After 2 miles I played around on the Lifestyle resistance machines and did some rowing. Then I did one more mile on the track to give me 3 miles for the day.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Knee feels fine. Time to ice it and use the stick.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
So, I guess it's time to stop being a wimp and start to chisel my body.
I got in 2.6 miles tonight in just over 30 minutes. I felt great. Ran 95% of the time at a nice steady pace. It's good to be back running.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Until. . . tonight.
Tonight I turned on an inside pitch, launching it down the left field line. The umpire, catcher and I stood at home plate and watched it twist towards the foul pole. I listened for the metal clank you hear when ball hits fence for a near home run. The sound never came. The ball bounced once and was found on the grassy hill over the left field fence. My first 'over the fence' home run.
After the game, the ump gave me the ball.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
I just wanted to test the knee. 3 slow miles to Desert Breeze Lake and back. It turned into 3.45 miles in 42 minutes. About 1/3 of a mile in I noticed my left leg and foot felt way more tired than the right side. At around 2 miles I felt a slight needle type pain behind my knee. I think I was just noticing anything that could possible go wrong. Sort of like when you hear noises at night.
The real test is to see if my knee swells up tonight. If not, I'll probably do another 3 miler tomorrow and take it real slow.
Answer - Don't click on this if you don't want to know yet.
Follow all the teams at the Walk Across Arizona Leaderboard.
Injury Report: My knee swelling has gone down considerably. Hopefully, I will get a run in this afternoon. It won't be long, but it will be needed.
Monday, February 04, 2008
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Taryn's miles are still to be added. Katie B & Robbie put up great numbers.
Pat's Team's results are not in yet. We still owe $10, before we can update our miles. As soon as, I get that done I will post week one. Four members of that team are over 20 miles for the week.
Want another challenge? This is the President's Fitness Challenge. You did it in elementary school and now there's an adult version with bling! Bronze, Silver and Gold medals. The miles you do, will count toward both challenges. I'm doing it.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Another amazing thing is the new 'Big League Dreams' in Gilbert, AZ. It is paradise for the adult softball player.
Friday, February 01, 2008
Now for the good news. Ice-T is now my neighbor. Well, not next door neighbor. Well, not in the same square mile. But, same city. 4.34 miles away. Honest. OK, maybe he lives closer to J-mom and K-pokey. But, he lives in a Shea Laguna model, I live in a Shea Newport model. We're practically best buddies. I hope his knee is ok.
Hey, Ice do you want to go for a run when my knee is better?