Hail my running brothers and sisters! Of late, my running, much like my blogging (you can see where this going, can't you), has been fairly non-existent. If it wasn't for my cross-training, I doubt that I would have much to show for this summer. The day before a run, I always seem to have the best intentions, but when the day comes, I always seem to find an excuse. I have too much work. It's too (damn) hot. My legs are achy. It's too damn hot. The British Open is on. I need to pack for vacation. It's TOO DAMN HOT!!! You get the picture. I'm not sure when I became a whiny, sissy, but I don't care for it. Next week, I'll be on vacation (again), but I'm hoping the free time will give me a chance to re-ignite my running.. I need to start from scratch, and re-build my base. The first thing that I need to do, is write down my training plan for the week. Even if I have to switch it around, at least I have a guide to go by. Hopefully this will inspire me to get in my miles.
Hard numbers for the day: No miles today. Just 20 minutes of cross-training/cardio. The usual at-home workout: 5 minutes of jump rope and a couple quick sets of push ups, lunges, curls, etc.
Geek Tip: My IT guy just upgraded me to Windows 7 this week. It called for a re-format of my harddrive and many hours spent re-installing my drivers, apps, and games. After playing with it for a few days, I have to say that 7 is a VAST improvement over Vista (and I kinda liked Vista). 7 is easier to use and significantly faster. It gets my finisher's medal of approval. That's all I've got. Later kids!