Okay, I finally motivated myself to go for a run. 45 minutes. Outside. It was refreshing and hard work. Though they cleaned off the side walk, it was still covered with at least a half inch to an inch of snow. It’s like running on sand. Exhausting. But it gave me a good workout.


Good Morning!

Working on motivation

Damn, am I stiff this morning. I’ve been sitting at my desk, perusing Facebook after having read my horoscopes. I’m on my second cup of coffee while Smokey is working really hard at getting my attention so I can give her attention. Anyway, my lower back is not enjoying the sitting. I’m thinking it’s about time for a run. It usually helps in eliminating the aches and pains. But it takes mental energy to get motivated for running. And the last time I managed motivation was Friday morning before work.

I had to resort to the air spray to keep Smokey off my desk. In fact, I finally chased her out of the office she was so insistent on knocking anything and anything off my desk.

What a Day

34 years!

I’m not sure if it’s a sign, or what. But 34 years ago today I used for the last time. 34 years sober. 34 years of change. Some of that change was forward movement, some of it backwards. But through it all I did not return to drugs or alcohol to numb the feelings or hide from the stresses of life.

So, today also happens to be the coldest day in Minnesota for 2019. Like I said, I’m not sure if it’s a sign. I’m sure someone in my life once upon a time thought hell would freeze over before I sobered up. Delayed reaction?

About Running

I have been running. I just have not taken the time to upload the stats from Runtastic. And now that my classes have started, I will not be doing so anytime soon. I will keep running, but my time otherwise will be spent doing some very writing and reading intensive classes. One is Abnormal Psychology. The other is Science Fiction & Fantasy. This semester is going to be very trying for me.

Post Storm Non-shoveling

So I awoke to above freezing temperatures and slush on the ground. In checking the weather forecast I’ve learned the temperature is going to increase. So, no need to shovel this morning. With the high projected to be 38 I figure the slush will have melted away by the time I get off of work and back from my chiropractor visit.

Now – do I hop on the treadmill for some cardio?

Staying Caught Up

Got that run in. But I decided to use my own treadmill instead of going to Anytime Fitness.


Getting Caught Up

Indoor and outdoor!

So, this is a catch-up post for my running. As I mentioned a while back, I fell the last time I ran outside. Thumped the back of my head on the ice pretty damn hard too. Thankfully, that’s the safest place for me to hit (I heard that snickering from you in the back row) and all that hurt was my neck muscles for a few days. I’m all better now. However, I decided to forgo running outside and use the treadmill.

So, what follows is two outdoor runs and two treadmill runs. Later on today I might do another treadmill. But I’m thinking I might do it at Anytime Fitness so as to get out of the hair of Tina as she cleans the house. We’ve learned I am too slow for her when it comes to cleaning and it’s better that I’m out of the way.

Now, the stats!

12/17/2018 / 05:40 am


Well, I went for a run. At the 2.2 mile mark I slipped on the ice and landed on my back, bouncing the back of my head off the trail. I decided that was enough and walked the rest of the way home. I’ll post stats on today’s run and one other from earlier in the week.

Oh, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to stick to the treadmill for a while.

Simple Theme

I didn’t want anything fancy for a blog design. This is about as simple as it gets. I like!

Also, as you may have noticed, I’m going to eventual go for a run today. But first I have to make a trip to the bank, and other places.

Update: Well, images do not get posted on the main page. You have to click through to the individual post to see any images. Not liking that much. But I’ll play around with it later. Possibly there is a setting I have to change.