Don't Let The Muffin Top Fool Ya! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:18:13 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sun, Oct 15, 2017 So, I helped a guy load a riding lawnmower in the back of his truck. .... Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 14, 2017 10.2 miles. Hood route to Legacy trail to colonia and back. 6:50 am start. Very slow. Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 13, 2017 3 5 miles. Hood route. Aaaaand summer has returned. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 12, 2017 7.5 mathless miles. 5:40 am start. Cooler, less humid. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 11, 2017 4+1.5=5.5 miles. 70 d.p. much nicer out. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 10, 2017 3.5 miles. Hood route. 76 d.p. Local weatherman says "It's weather you can wear!" Pm: 5 more during Tommy's soccer practice. Doubles are very trendy around here lately. All the cool kids are doing it. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 09, 2017 7.5 miles. Hood route. 5:45 am start. I said all of that stuff about Venice yesterday because the weather was so bad. Running in 78 d.p. (and again today) is awful. I don't want to complain about the weather all of tthe time. If I was reading that, I would think "why don't you just move? " So, I have to put up with a couple of miserable days of running with a snorkel. I feel like I get much more in return. If you've never run in 78 degree dew point, you are really missing out. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 08, 2017 I love living here. I love this time of year as the sun sets behind the muhly grass in the dunes with the purple plumes, that appear to be glowing. It's beautiful. I love the smell of walking through the sea grapes and the mangroves. I love that my kids see how awesome this place is. I love that we are all happiest while looking at a sunset, with our toes in the sand. This is home. Also, I ran in 78 degree dew point this morning. Let's put that on the "con" side. Virtual high fives to Rhett and Dan for breaking 100 miles last week! You guys are bananas. Sun, 08 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 07, 2017 7.5 miles. Hood route. 6:30 am start. Super hot and humid. I was spoiled last week with the decent weather. Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 06, 2017 <p>My running has been even more inconsistent than usual lately. I have really been throwing myself into sports with the boys. Basketball on Tuesday, soccer on Thursday. And again on Saturday and Sunday. It has been tough to get decent miles after really going in the evenings. Running is involved with those sports, but those aren&#39;t the only muscles you use when playing. Anyhow, I&#39;ve been sore a lot lately. On the positive side, I have lost some weight. I did sprints with Tommy&#39;s soccer team last night. From this experience, I can safely say that I am not a sprinter (and I am also not 12!). You throw all of that non-running exercise in with a week of car and appliance trouble, and you get garbage for weekly miles.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have been following Colin McCourt&#39;s story since February, and I find his training inspirational.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p>If he pulls this off, he is my new running hero. It is crunch time! 3 months to go!</p> <p>I&#39;m going to try to get a run in tonight, after I&nbsp;install a new washer and dryer.&nbsp;</p> <p>7 pm. 3.5 miles on Venetian waterway park, behind Venice High School, under the friday night lights. I ran by in time to hear &quot;Heeeeeeere come the Indians!&quot; Something different. I always enjoy hearing Iron Man performed by a high school marching band (just as Ozzy intended).</p> <p>Aside from breathing lint for the hour before I went running, the washer&nbsp; and dryer installs were smooth.</p> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 05, 2017 <p>3.5 miles. hood route. 6 am start. This dew point below 70 thing is amazing.&nbsp;</p> <p>Every now and then, I get down to the end of a day, I&#39;ll have to stop, ask myself, &quot;What&#39;ve I done?&quot; It just seems so useless to have to work so hard, And nothin&#39; ever really seem to come from it.&nbsp;And then she looks me in the eye....</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 04, 2017 7.5 miles. Hood route. 6 pm start. The weather was very un-florida. I was running down a dream. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 02, 2017 2+emergency bathroom stop +3.5=5.5 miles. The most traffic I have encountered on this route, ever. Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Oct 01, 2017 <p>7.5 miles. hood route. late start today and no miles yesterday because of my buddy&#39;s all day 40th birthday party, that started with an off shore fishing trip and ended with a killer sunset at the beach. It was really great.</p> <p>Today is my parents&#39; 51st anniversary. What do you talk about after 51 years? &nbsp;I think you&#39;ve covered everything by that point.</p> Sun, 01 Oct 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 29, 2017 5.5 miles. Hood route. 5:45 am start. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 28, 2017 <p>5.5 miles. hood route. 5:45 am start. A&nbsp;guy in a white jeep was puling off to the side of the road near me, as a fire truck was going in the opposite direction on Laurel road 3 LANES AWAY! The guy in the jeep ran over an empty water bottle that exploded loudly, right next to me, in the dark.&nbsp;</p> <p>I jumped up throwing haymakers at the sky.&nbsp;</p> 6 pm. 5 more miles during Tommy's soccer practice. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 27, 2017 <p>5.5 miles. Hood route.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 24, 2017 3.5 miles hood route. 7am start. These Gator games are exhausting. I wore my gator running shirt this morning. Two cars honked and gave me the chomp. I also saw a group of 8 tricked out mazda miatas. That's different. Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 23, 2017 7.5 miles. Hood route. 7 am start. Noticeable humidity drop this morning. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 22, 2017 5.5 miles on legacy trail at 3:30 pm. 98 degrees. It rained at home while i was gone. Weird. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 19, 2017 <p>3.5 miles. Hood route. Could have / should have gone longer. I just didn&#39;t have it today. There was a noticable drop in humidity, and the weather was better than it has been in a long time. Maybe it&#39;s bad sleep, or I&nbsp;don&#39;t know what.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 17, 2017 1.5 + 7.5. Hood. I have had Billy Joel's "The river of dreams" stuck in my head for the last week. PS Also, apparently the University of Florida tackle football squad won a match last night in the most unusual fashion. The relative newcomer ball thrower heaved an oblong spheroid 66 yards to a waiting ball catcher in the scoring area for the win. This may or may not have involved the mother of a deity. And there was much rejoicing. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 16, 2017 Hood route. Sat, 16 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 15, 2017 <p>7.5 miles. Hood route. 5:30 am start. Sticky. As in, it was super hot and humid, and also, there were sticks everywhere. So far, I have distributed 50 avocados at the office. That is not enough. The people want more. Today, I will go to work with more than 100 football-sized avocados. That will show them!&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:00:00