I have been posting some videos on youtube lately just chronicling some things that happen during a week for me. A lot of it is driven by me wanting to get more video of things that we do. Enjoy the last couple that I have put up. I had originally planned to try to get a video up every week. I am guessing I will be more like once a month, with the goal of getting to weekly eventually.
I’ve been working this morning to update our blog. I noticed our Races page didn’t even have all of our 2016 races in there. A few things to look for:
Races page is now up to date. This year, we are taking it one race at a time. We won’t fill up the calendar all at once, but will have a race on the schedule. I’ve also split out running races from triathlons.
Still working on sprucing up the site and the store…more changes to come.
This weekend brings more rain. Nevertheless, we do have a fun night planned. We are going to see Alton Brown live at Paramount Theatre. There are no cameras allowed in the venue, but it’s sure to be a fantastic show.
And last but not least, I (finally) received my Garmin 5S yesterday!! I ordered it several weeks ago and have been anxiously awaiting its arrival. I’m super excited to have a new toy. Once I have a few activities logged, I will post a review.
We’ve been having tons of rain lately. I know, no need to remind me, we live in Washington now. It rains a lot here.
The dogs have been stuck inside, our walks have been dismal. I snapped a few photos of Lou and our new puppy Olive…both staring out of the window, wishing it would stop raining so they could go outside and play.
Saturday afternoon, it finally stopped raining for a few hours and the sun made a brief appearance. So I walked Tabasco to the mailbox. Then took the puppy and Lou around the block. It felt so good to be outside, that I changed clothes and took Lou on a 30 minute run with me. It was amazing! We have some pretty challenging hills here, but I made it.
Glad to be back in the game. Now the weather just needs to cooperate 🙂
This year we thought it would be fun to put some videos together and share them. I am hoping these will become a little more exciting as the year progresses, but for now I thought these gave a good idea of how the first 7 days of the year have been.
I just finished my first week of work at my new job. It was a tough and laborious week, but it was really fun as well. So essentially you are seeing a bit of traffic this week, followed by a delivery we received from a new service and a new game we played last night.
Last year I purchased the ilovetorun.org calendar. I wanted a visual way to show all of my hardwork. In addition to logging workouts in Garmin and Training Peaks, having something to physically mark off was surprisingly satisfying. On days where I didn’t feel like working out, I would see the chain of Xs and (most of the time) it would motivate me to not break the sequence.
Up until September, when my life took a dramatic turn to the west, the calendar was quite impressive, especially compared to my lack to commitment in the years past. The last quarter of the year, with the calendar packed away in a box, my progress was dismal. A new house, a new job, and a new part of the country really took a toll on my exercising. If you look close enough, there are a couple of lonely Xs in there.
This year, I’m taking the same approach. A new calendar is hung, and on Jan 2 I have a chain of two Xs. Whoohoo! Here’s to a new year and a getting better every day.