Friday, July 25, 2014

Still looking for normal

So Monday morning I was biking behind a friend on our way into work, when he suddenly slammed the breaks, and I bounced off of him into the street.  Scrapes and now, 4 days later, a pretty sore wrist.  I only got one run in - today 4.7 miles, in addition to a good strength training session (thank god) last Sunday and the bike bike.  I managed to finish the round trip (started Monday) yesterday afternoon.  The good news is that I did 3 workouts totally over 3 hours on a week were I was pretty injured.  The bad news is my wrist still hurts - running and biking isn't a problem - but I can't do a single push up.  Hopefully that'll clear up.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Vacation 2014

Vacation the last two summers took us to Hawaii and Disney/Florida - this year, for many reasons - we're staying much more local.  First things first, it's been a busy month since my last blog post:  a visit down to the Shore to say our good byes to my father-in-law.  In-laws are sneaky.  I didn't really give them much thought 14 years ago (longer considering the pre-marriage dating time) - they just kinda come-along with the wife - but many years later you realize how big of a role they play in your life.  I'll miss my father in-law.  He was a good man and I am sad to see him go.

That episode started a busy end-of-school time for my children.  After returning from 'the Shore' - we headed to central mass for a night of camping and then the kids were off to NH for Girls Scout camp.  My wife and I had four nights to ourselves with no kids for the first time in 10 years.  Highlights were eating out everynight - Giacomo's in the North End was a highlight.  Not certain how they make a red pasta sauce taste like heaven by using lobster - but they do.  After a week of no training in Jersey - I was good for 13.7 miles running and limited bike action.

This last week also had 3 runs - for 13.2 miles (hey, it's hot out) and 17 commuting miles.  Also managed a swim down at a lake while visiting friends in Fairfield Ct.  Forgot how awesome lake/ocean swims can be.  I'll have to try and get some in up in Maine this week.  Also need to plan on some runs - made it for a short 3.7 miler today - so a good start.  Usually I bag it on vacation weeks - but I'm aiming to get 2 more in while i'm up there and maybe another one next weekend.

This blog isn't dead yet!  I just think i'm getting more into a monthly groove and keeping the log more on the google-docs side of things.