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Monday, April 26, 2010

Running diary

Foolish Dennis. So easily tricked into being a willing running buddy. ;-)

I've resolved to get back into endurance training by running, and my goal is to be able to run the Waddell and Reed 5K (combined with half and full marathons) held in October.

I figure the best way to train for it would be to keep a running diary. Kel has this neato Nike+ running accessory that maintains some kick-ass numbers (math! Yay!) on stuff like pacing, miles run, averages over a month, etc. I'm gonna keep it simple and just record when and where I run to keep up my motivation!

So, on Sunday 4/25/2010, I walk/jogged 2.0 miles in Heritage Park. Since I had actually woken up at just about when training started, I kind of took it easy and am easing into it. Less than 6 months to go!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

101 posts

101 Dalmatians is a classic, classic film. I remember I enjoyed watching this Disney film back when I was little, it was the best Disney dog movie ever. It's also one of those movies where I did try to count every single unique dalmatian and from there helped spark my interest in numbers and math.

101 is also another big number as that's how many posts I now have on my blog today! Well, with this post, it becomes 102, but in less than a year, even though I've slowed down posting a bit, I've got about 90 more posts that I ever though I would end up doing. Here's to another 101 posts coming soon!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Kick that ball!

A question I've often pondered. Am I smarter than a 5th grader?

Well, kickball answers that - "Not always." ;-)

In continuing my saga of trying out different new sports, I'm now onto kickball with my butt-kicking gang of elite athletes. It's been about 4 weeks since the season was supposed to start, but like 3 weeks in a row mother nature conspired to make the baseball fields a bit... muddy. In fact, it took 3 MMA-crazed girls to wrestle me to the ground and wear dirt. Ahhh, I let 'em do that, makes them feel like they got one up over on the guys who wear the Y. :-p

This whole trip down elementary school lane makes me think of other sports I played on the recess playground. I was sporty but not the social one. Games are where... it didn't matter how you fit in, only that you played the best. So, handball, tetherball, butts-up, and 4-square remain my last vestiges of youth I haven't brought to my adult leagues - maybe it's about time we formed a 4-square league ;-)

In any case, in honor of our elementary school antics, I have dubbed our kball team the "6th Graders." Hope that'll bring us luck in tackling this season!