Don't Let The Muffin Top Fool Ya! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:30:12 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Aug 19, 2019 3.5 miles. Hood route. 6:45 am start. I wanted more miles than that, but I overslept. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 18, 2019 7.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge and back. 7 am start. Hot. Humid. I spent a couple of hours pulling weeds yesterday. It's amazing how much that will pull on your hamstrings. Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 17, 2019 5.5 miles. Hood route. 6:30 am start. Hot humid blah blah blah .... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 16, 2019 3.5 miles. Hood route. 6am start. This rain will never end. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 15, 2019 <p>3.5 miles. hood route. in the lightning and rain. the finish line is Thomas&#39;s high school bus stop. This is going to develop into a new thing, maybe.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 14, 2019 3 miles at track with boy #1. 4 speedyish 200s in there. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 13, 2019 <p>3.5 miles. Hood route. It&#39;s still sticky out, but I&#39;m trying to get back to running every day.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 12, 2019 <p>3.5 Miles. Hood route. 6 am start. slightly better weather this morning. 79 degrees. 99% hum. 79 d.p. feels like 85. I felt like a humidity plow, and I&nbsp;was leaving a moisture wake behind me.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 11, 2019 <p>7.75 miles. hood route to legacy trail over SWOM bridge and back. 8 am start. Soul&nbsp;sucking heat. I mean, I have run in hot weather before, but this one was bad. no breeze. no rain. but a lot of rain before and after. 89 degrees. 99% hum. 82 d.p. Steam coming up from the roadways. I knew within 50 yards that this run was going to be hard to breathe. It was like running with an undersized snorkel. It was like someone soaked a beach towel with vegetable soup and then draped it over my head and shoulders before I&nbsp;started running. It was like...well you get the idea. emergency bathroom stop at mcdonalds at mile 2. they were blasting frankie valli in that echo chamber bathroom.&nbsp;</p> <p>1. i finished the run. 2 i didn&#39;t die. 3. i saw a rainbow. 4. there were no gnat clouds to run through, like usual after rains.&nbsp;</p> <p>the kids start school tomorrow. I&#39;ve got one in high school now. How did that&nbsp;happen?&nbsp;</p> Sun, 11 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 10, 2019 Hot. Hood. Rain. Sat, 10 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 08, 2019 <p>3.5 miles. hood route. I&nbsp;was stretching out for this, and I&nbsp;looked to the east, and I saw the Atlas V rocket going up on the other side of the state. I ran back inside and woke the boys up. Johnny came out to watch the rocket streak across the sky. We&nbsp;could see flames. Crazy. This seems to mean more, having just visited the launch site.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 07, 2019 <p>3.5 miles. hood route. sweaty.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 06, 2019 <p>We took the kids this weekend to NASA, Kennedy Space Center.&nbsp;(This will get running-related later, I&nbsp;swear.) I&#39;ve lived in Florida since 1983, and I&#39;ve never been there. It is really worth visiting. It feels like the last place that they make really big things. Like, unbelievably big things. We toured the space center on Saturday and Monday. Went skimming and boogie boarding on Sunday. Also scootered in the skatepark and toured /shopped in RonJon in Cocoa Beach Sunday. The kids want to work for NASA now. Not so they can be cool astronaut types. But so they can get home from work and spend the rest of thier time surfing and skimming. We stayed in Satellite beach, which is notorious for being extremely rocky and shelly. We experienced almost none of that, and I didn&#39;t believe it was true, until super-low tide on Sunday evening. I was in waist deep water. I&nbsp;finally stubbed my toe on some rocks. I split my left big toenail.&nbsp;</p> <p>Which is why I&nbsp;didn&#39;t run this morning.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Kennedy Space Center is still buzzing from the 50 year anniversary of the walk on the moon. But I was really impressed with what I learned about Eugene Cernan&#39;s 6-5-66 Gemini 9 Spacewalk. That guy&#39;s heart raced up to 160 bpm, NASA realized they forgot to put hand holds on the outside of the craft, his visor fogged up, and he lost 13 pounds in 2 hours 5 minutes. I imagined trying to grab the outside of a round capsule with oven mitts on!</p> <p>He&#39;s still the last dude to walk on the moon, though.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 01, 2019 <p>7.75 miles. Hood route to Legacy trail over SWOM bridge and back.&nbsp; I had extra time this morning, so I&nbsp;went longer. It was weird because I thought mostly about running. Usually, my head is elsewhere.&nbsp;</p> <p>Tommy had freshmen orientation at Venice High this morning. We parents sat in one lecture hall, learning about the dangers of vaping, jeans with holes in them, and not following drop off / pick up proceedures. By the way, the kids can wear one ear bud as they walk from class to class. Interesting rule. The kids had a completely different lecture in another hall. And then a campus tour. The last thing before they sent them off was to give them their class schedules. I mean, wouldn&#39;t it have been smarter to give the kids the schedule BEFORE the campus tour, so there was, at least, a chance of them finding the classes they will be attending?&nbsp;</p> <p>We&#39;re not off to a good start here. I don&#39;t feel as though my kid is oriented.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2019 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 31, 2019 <p>3.5 miles. hood route. 6 am start. I played some soccer with boy #1 last night.&nbsp;</p> <p>I&#39;ve never been a runner that devotes an adequate amount of time to stretching. Yeah, I know I&nbsp;should be more serious about it, but I need to get on with the day, here. Ain&#39;t nobody got time for that. So, you could describe my stretching as something below the bare minimum. What I&#39;ve noticed recently is that my flexibility has really dropped off, like faster than my drop off in mileage. It seems out of proportion. Like when doing the quad stretch, where you use your hand to hold your heel to your butt, I feel like I&nbsp;may not be able to grab my foot. It&#39;s crazy. Yes, there has been a substantial reduction in mileage. Do I&nbsp;feel winded? No. Do I need to buy new clothes, because I&#39;ve blimped up? No, but that might be next week&#39;s problem. Have I&nbsp;lost all flexibility in my hamstrings, calves, quads, hips, back, ankles, and neck? Yes. It is a wonder I can walk.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 29, 2019 3.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start. Super muggy. Lots of traffic. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 28, 2019 3.5 miles. Hood route. Soupy. Ran straight back to my parent's house. Pop was in such bad shape yesterday, I thought it was the end. Today, he wakes up, and was like, what's for breakfast? When old people get fevers, it is devastating. He sweated through 3 or 4 shirts last night. His fever was breaking, mom and I thought he was dying. We are happy to be wrong. Sun, 28 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 27, 2019 3.5 miles. Hood route. Day started with picking my dad up off the floor. Things are going great. Sat, 27 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 22, 2019 <p>hood route. 6 am. Fatty is back to wearing a shirt.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 21, 2019 <p>5.75 miles. Legacy Trail. Venice Ave. to Laurel Road over SWOM and Back. 8 am start.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 21 Jul 2019 06:00:00