Monday, November 4, 2013

Silent But Deadly

It's just like me to proclaim some big goal and then fall into the abyss. Getting back into a regular running routine has been harder than anticipated. October started out well, but then everything stopped after the 15th.

The urge to run has been strong lately, but not strong enough to overcome my desire to play the fiddle in the wee hours. There's just so little time to devote to my personal interests, and old-time music wins out.

I'm still walking most workdays during my lunch break, so at least I'm getting some amount of exercise these days. My weight has remained constant at about 190 pounds, a non-ideal number that continues to haunt me.

It's November now, and that means the Daylight Savings Time is over, and it's getting dark as you read this. If I'm going to get a run in anytime in the next few months, it's going to be in the lowlight.

The good news is that Baby Viper will soon be big enough for the running stroller. If the temperature doesn't get too cold, perhaps we'll be able to run together.

Here is last month's statistical rundown:
  • Total Miles: 11 miles (3 runs)
  • Total Time: 2.08 hours
  • Highest Weekly: 4 miles
  • Average Weekly: 2.75 miles
  • Average Pace: 11:12/mile
  • The Monthly Dif: +8 (3 miles in  September)
  • Walking: 32.92 miles (19 walks)
It's amazing how quickly the mileage adds up with just a few walks per week. My routes are between 1.5 and 2 miles on most days. If I eat lunch earlier, I can get in 3 miles. I wonder how long before the cold starts to impeded my motivation.

Well, that's that, folks! It's been a busy few weeks, which is why it's been silent around here. Hope your lives are in tip-top shape. Cheers!


Anonymous said...

The walking will definitely help out and prepare you for when you are ready to run consistently.

Jen Feeny said...

Walking is wonderful, Sun Runner and I try to fit in a walk a week over lunch, even if it's cold. Keep it up, as Jamoosh said, it WILL help you when you get back to running consistently. Think of it as time on the feet.

Jess said...

The walking is something and that's better than nothing!

Nitmos said...

Nice walks. Congratulations?

Carolina John said...

running with a baby stroller is like using a weight belt. Once you take the belt off it feels like you're flying! Good luck bro, you'll be in marathon training again soon enough.