Doors are opening
It is said that when one door closes, that others open – that is the story of this week. Once we made the decisions last week, several doors have opened up this week and there are some opportunities that I am exploring.
It is an exciting time and I look forward to seeing how things shake out .
I have also started to video blog this week and have had the opportunity to laugh at myself (TheWife has had some chuckles and belly laughs too) an awful LOT!!!! It really isn’t that easy, but I have to keep plugging away at it and I will get better.
Running Summary This Week
RunLog Week of 7/1/12
Three Things Running
- Over 50 Again: This is the second week I have hit 50 miles this year and it was a solid 50. I was surprised, I didn’t feel tired on Sunday or my long run today.
- Trail Runs: I did a 2-a-day trail run at Bond Brook on Thursday and really had fun with it and another easy one in the rain at UMA.
- Sub 1:50:00: My streak of 4 13.1’s in a row with a time of under 1:50, was broken, but I still felt pretty great about my long run this week. Now if people would just tie up their damn dogs .
I typically schedule Sunday’s as my rest day, but I just had to try out my new trail shoes – oh well, will rest a day next week.
This week in two words: Doors’ Opening
Below are my posts from last week:
- Goals and Failure or is that Success
- 13.1 Mile Run to Waterville–6/25/12
- Nice Run in the Rain 6/26/12
- Easy 9.0 Today–Form Work 6-27-12
- Updating the Theme
- Bond Brook Exploration Again 6-28-12
- Bond Brook 5K Trail Race Course Orientation
- Middle Road HOT 5.0 Miler 6-29-12
- Pond Road 10 Miler 6-30-12
- Setting the Record Straight
- June was a GREAT Month for Running
- 2012 Mid-Year Goal Review and Update
- Initial Review & Run in Adidas Vigor TR
- Running At UMA in the Rain 7-1-12
With the time that I was using to focus on my job search I am learning to video blog and just blog more often.
Here are my top ten posts for the past week based on page views:
- Tommie Copper Sleeve Review – First Impressions
- Nike Free 4.0 v2 – After 50 Miles
- My Transition Plan to Minimalist Running Shoes
- First Run in Asics Gel Blur 33 – 2/16/12
- The New Nike+ Website is Up
- Tommie Copper – Is Working
- Running Log Spreadsheet Template
- Newton Gravity–After 50 Miles
- Nike Free 4.0 v2 Over 200 Miles
- Trying Out Cadence App – 1/26/12
Holding steady between 150 and 155
No real injuries, just a couple of nagging aches and pains that are getting better. My left knee is a little cranky, but it is just letting me know it is still there , but it is feeling better since I didn’t go back to the track this week.
Nike Free Run +3
They are doing fine!!! I still like the fit and feel of the Free 4.0 v2 better, but these are doing just fine and when the 4.0’s begin to show too much wear, these will be my primary long distance shoes.
Nike Free 4.0 v2
I have over 230 miles on these shoes and still love them – Nike Free 4.0 v2 Over 200 Miles. So far they have been the best shoes for me that I have run in, in a long, long time. There isn’t very much wear on the soles and the uppers look pretty much like new.
New Balance MT110
After last Thursday’s bruising at Bond Brook, I decided that I need a little more protection for the soles of my feet for trail running than the 110’s provide. Therefore, I have retired them to be my primary walking shoe (which they were doing a lot of anyway), for which I love them.
Adidas Vigor TR
I bought these to be my primary trail running shoes (Initial Review & Run in Adidas Vigor TR). Since I figured out that I really didn’t need a high-priced technical running shoe, I only run trails 5-10 times a month and I am not going to break any speed records on trails I went for more protection .
Haven’t run in them since I got the Nike Free’s.
I reviewed my 2012 running goals 2012 Mid-Year Goal Review and Update and updated them.
Run until I am 90 years old and then continue until I can’t.
Run the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon.
1. Enjoy running and not letting it become too much like work.
2. Run 1,500 miles – changed from 1,200 miles
3. Run a sub 22:00 5K – changed from sub 20:00 5K
4. Get through 2012 without any significant down time or injuries (running related or others).
5. Finish a half-marathon in under 1:45:00.
6. Run more trail runs.
The reality is that
I am very excited about some of the opportunities that might be coming my way. Like they say, when one door closes, many others become available for you to look at and possibly open. You just have to think of it like a chapter of a great book and look forward to that next chapter.
Thank you for your support and reading posts from "A Veteran Runnah"again this week.
Run While You Can and Keep smiling – good things will happen!