Wednesday, November 21, 2012

F'n Cold

Not cold out (although it is) - but I seem to have got the same cold I had 2 weeks ago - again!  It's not horrible, but it kept me from beer last night and running today.  I did manage 6.5 on Monday (sci to bu) - although I felt wiped out Monday night.  I did another 3 yesterday (davis).  Unless I feel better soon - that's probably it for the week - I'll go back to eating and watching football.

One thing that has kept the mileage chugging has been the bike commuting.  I did 98 miles in October, and although November is down (I'm at 52 now - should be ~70 after next week), I'm still doing 0 miles of commuting in my car.  That may not seem like a lot of miles saved - but most pollutants are released when you start your car - so I feel good about that - especially considering the droughts and floods/hurricanes we've been experiencing.  I wish more people would bike commute.  Going through Belmont/Arlington in the morning - you realize that most people don't have far to go really (assuming downtown Boston/Camb destination).  I understand that most people just would never bike to work (based on what though?  comfort?  convienence?), but what does that really say about people?  Just a thought.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tour de Belmont

Sick all last week.  Ok week this week so far: strength Sunday (1/2 hour), run/bike Monday.  The run I did in the rain from CambN to Tufts - I like that route - I think it's my favorite run from that site.  Work and workouts have been out-of-whack lately: hurricanes, election/vacation days/sick-days - it never seems to end.  Wife has been extra nuts lately - all over the kids - eating weird food.  

It's been 5 months now - and we're still feeling like this place isn't home.  Is it the house?  We knew we were going smaller: but had advantages (school, parks/town, proximity to work and boston); what needs to be done to make us like this place?  Can we like it?  

And it's really not the (lack of) workout routine that bothers me - it's that the workout routine reflects a lack of overall feel for the area and missing my stride.  Running is an indicator.  4 races last year.  1 this year.  

Some positive things are worth focusing on: kids are wonderful; I'm learning to love the bike; I'm lucky to have the job I have; I love to cook.  I love to run.

Saturday, November 03, 2012


I'm a little disappointed with the difficulty getting into a groove workout wise.  Then again, I have a tree that could fall on the house and don't have anyone coming out until Monday or Wednesday.  And most of the east-coast in a state-of-emergency.  So, it's no wonder I feel like it's impossible to get anything done.  Things have to settle down, right?