Sunday, July 19, 2009

Running Log 2009-07-19

Today's run: Shooting for my 5-miler this week
Distance - 5.07 miles
Time - 01:12:00

Grant's Trail, from Big Bend to Grant's Farm and back.
I did a brief walk in the middle at Grant's Farm, and walked the last 0.7 miles. So, I'm not really counting this as a 5-miler. Maybe next week.

I didn't blog it, but yesterday, we did about half this distance on Grant's trail with my mother-in-law, with me and the jogging stroller. Not a huge fan of running with the stroller, but it did provide some good tricep work.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Running Log 2009-07-16

Today's run: Trying to go a bit longer
Distance - 4.2 miles
Time - 00:53:00

I walked up a couple of hills... the Adams/Couch corner in Sugar Creek Valley is pretty steep.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Running Log 2009-07-14

Today's run: Running with Grandma tonight! (My mother-in-law.)
Distance - 2.7 miles
Time - 00:37:43

Not much distance tonight, but part of it was running up the hill in Sugar Creek Valley! Not fair!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Running Log 2009-07-13

Today's run: First one with my new shoes.
Distance - 4.69 miles
Time - 01:05:00

A running I will go!

I've decided to take up running as a standard part of my workout routine. I gave it a try several weeks ago... and realized it wasn't so bad. Maybe I was expecting a worse experience considering the 50+ ft elevation change that occurs withing 1/4 mile any direction of our house. There's no where to run from here that isn't a hill. Still, I went out running. Came back. Measured my route on Google Earth.... and realized I'd run 2 miles. Not bad.

Now I'm up to a nearly 4 mile routine (including warm-up / cool down).

Sarahlynn encouraged me to go find the "Marathon for non-Runners" book we had in the basement. We'll see.

At the very least, I've committed to 300 miles over the next year. That is, I bought good running shoes.

Wish me luck!