Get me younger Quick.

Okay, so its been longer than a week since I went running. So I thought I’d try to take a class of yoga to stretch me out and prepare me for this morning’s run. It was a beginner class, morning Yoga. So beginner that it was “Free” for all to come….

Okay, so its been longer than a week since I went running. So I thought I’d try to take a class of yoga to stretch me out and prepare me for this morning’s run. It was a beginner class, morning Yoga. So beginner that it was “Free” for all to come. Which I did, there was me, the instructor (a very very helpful woman who was far too patient with this aging codger), and another intermediate level practitioner. I did okay I guess, and it sure did help me run. Continue reading “Get me younger Quick.”

My First Ever Real Race

Golly Gee! Results here I ran a race. Before I saw the sign for the 1st mile marker I thought I was doing pretty good. My pace was up, and I felt like I was about half way through. After that disappointment I resolved to stop thinking about how fa…

Golly Gee! Results hereI ran a race. Before I saw the sign for the 1st mile marker I thought I was doing pretty good.My pace was up, and I felt like I was about half way through. After that disappointment I resolved to stop thinking about how far I had to go and just get into listening to my breathing. It was like 98 degrees outside and it was on pavement which was new for me. But they finally had water stands set up around mile 2.Near the last half mile I started to bonk out. I stopped and walked for about 30 seconds twice, which I know added to my time. But overall I guess I was happy. Beat my previous best time on the Lake Loop by 5 minutes.I know that 33 minutes is not exactly Olympic but for me it was a good measure of my progress and dedication to something new.It was pretty funny being beaten by a lot of people who coudn’t drive though. The youngest person to beat me was an seven-year old girl! The oldest person to beat me was 81! But Hey, at least I beat eight people in my age group!.

SmokesBeerandWork are also Drugs

Running is a drug, but smoking, working, drinking…these too have powerfully addictive qualities. I went 5 days without running last week, then we did our thing with the Texas round-up which involved a little bit more training but then I went off…

Running is a drugRunning is a drug, but smoking, working, drinking…these too have powerfully addictive qualities. I went 5 days without running last week, then we did our thing with the Texas round-up which involved a little bit more training but then I went off to Seattle to work, and only managed to actually run a full 5k one time along the Seattle Elliot Bay parkline. Dang. This thing is probably going to take some serious commitment.

Running is a drug

So, just back from Copenhagen, where I rode my rented Bike everywhere (I wonder if Markus – my friend there – ever returned the bike for me, cripes, that would be a lot of rental days unused!) Anyway. So being back on the bike made me feel POWERFU…

So, just back from Copenhagen, where I rode my rented Bike everywhere (I wonder if Markus – my friend there – ever returned the bike for me, cripes, that would be a lot of rental days unused!)Anyway. So being back on the bike made me feel POWERFUL.I wanted to replicate that feeling so as soon as I got back to Austin I started running. Basically I hate running. Always have. I prefer to swim. Continue reading “Running is a drug”

Driftwood and Saltlicks

For a vegetarian I seem to have a hard time resisting barb-b-q. We went down to Driftwood from Austin today (about 15 minutes) to one of the coolest places I have seen in Texas. It was a river/creek that flowed through an amazing ranch.campground …

For a vegetarian I seem to have a hard time resisting barb-b-q. We went down to Driftwood from Austin today (about 15 minutes) to one of the coolest places I have seen in Texas.It was a river/creek that flowed through an amazing ranch.campground where they’ve been hosting the “Old Settler’s Bluegrass Festival” for a couple of centuries now. We saw Ralph Stanley of the Stanley brothers and Marty Stuart, two great performers with amazing bands. Cella had a blast. Continue reading “Driftwood and Saltlicks”

Moving to Denmark

I’ll skip all the this is my blog and here’s what I want to say. We’re moving. We have to get rid of most of our stuff! I’m going to put a bunch of ads on craigs list but I am certainly going to try and point those ads to here and put up as many p…

I’ll skip all the this is my blog and here’s what I want to say. We’re moving.We have to get rid of most of our stuff! I’m going to put a bunch of ads on craigs listbut I am certainly going to try and point those ads to here and put up as many pictures of what needs to be got rid of. If you live in the Seattle area, give me a call and let’s make a deal.