Ever since I began building this website and the Make My Feet Go effort I have been painfully aware of my need for photographs. I like directing photo shoots…not being photographed. However, it makes no sense to keep saying ‘I’ in most postings or advertising and not show who ‘I’ is. So, this past weekend I gathered up my camera and my running/photography assistant and walked around the area where I typically run snapping photos all along the way. In the end, I think we captured some pretty compelling images. If nothing else, I’ll be able to look back at these someday and think….”this is what I look like suffering”.
In addition to the photo shoot I did manage to squeeze in a very painful 5.17 mile run saturday afternoon. Pretty much everything from my chest down was sore that day. …
I believe I have found my higher power…and it goes by the name of Tron Legacy.
Last night I went out for what was supposed to be a 3 mile run. I decided to listen to one of my favorite ‘it’s time to crank on a design‘ albums while I run. Turns out that Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy is not only great to design too, but also great to run too. I think I may have experienced a runners high or something. I have no other way of explaining why I suddenly jumped from 4 miles to 8 miles. If not for some cramping in my quads I could have just kept on going. My cardio never wavered.
I broke through the 4 mile barrier relatively easily on Saturday morning. In fact, the hardest part of that run turned out to be cleaning a gift from a dog off of my shoe. The next morning, however, I felt it. I wound up running over to Back Bay Yoga for a little mid morning yoga. The class was great. Inversion free and full of long deep stretching. I couldn’t have asked for better. Turns out my body was grateful. My Sunday night run was my best yet. I felt strong the entire way and really crushed a considerable sized hill at the end.
Here is my week in review. Not bad….I’m making progress.
It was pouring here in Boston today and I hadn’t been prepared for the rain so I found myself running over at my Planet Fitness. The good thing about running at the gym is that there are about 30 treadmills. The bad news, about 2 tv’s work properly. Really frustrating. I hate the gym. I always have. But, it was my only option. In the end, I cut my run shorter than I had originally planned on.
Lisa Scherber, Director of Patient & Family Programs, reveals first hand how Dana Farber impacts the lives of those with and without cancer.
Quite possibly the nicest day of the year here in Boston today. I love the fall. Ran along the Charles on the Boston and Cambridge side today. Wound up running on crowded sidewalks a bit more than I liked after crossing the BU bridge. Need to figure where the route went wrong.
3.26 miles, 31 minutes
This is 1 of 2 pairs of sneakers that I’ll be training in. I’m hoping that I’ll develop a clear cut favorite in the end.
Not sure if these are going to help me as a runner…but they sure do look nice. Picked these up over at City Sports on Boylston one afternoon. I was able to put my Insider Points to good use on this one.
I’ve always been an Asics guys. Perhaps it’s because my feet are wide like a hobbit. I’ll be sure to discuss the pros and cons of this shoe as I spend more time in it.