Thursday, December 15, 2016

Great looking bars delivered today, review to follow, thanks @zingbars

The nice folks at Zing Bars were kind enough to send me a few bars to try out. As you can see in the pic, a nice, professional looking pack. I'll review soon and have a couple runner friends give me some feedback to share as well.


Great looking bars delivered today, review to follow, thanks @zingbars

The nice folks at Zing Bars were kind enough to send me a few bars to try out. As you can see in the pic, a nice, professional looking pack. I'll review soon and have a couple runner friends give me some feedback to share as well.


12/15/2016 Today's run and motivation creeping up

It's funny how, after a few years of running and now almost 3 writing about it, I am so in tune with my motivation level.  I am a bit of a mood swing kind of guy, so my motivation can swing just the same.  After NYC, I needed some time to rest and let my motivation level drop.  It has taken awhile to get it back this year, more than normal.  However, during today's run and over the last 2-3 days, I feel it building.  I ran for an hour today, comfortable pace, no idea the miles.  It was just about running and thinking today.

I think it has to do with getting a couple runs in and what's going on here, at The Daily Fitness Journal.  January will mark three years for me in the blog world.  In the past six months, it has started to really take off.  I am currently breaking the 1K mark to my total reach (barely, but it still counts) and it wasn't long ago when I would go onto the analytics side of the site and hope for like 15 page views.  With the increased success of the site, I have more and more I want to do.  I have an interview coming soon with a well know author in the field, as well as some great product connections to share to you, the reader.

Over the coming weeks, I plan to train more and harder than ever, reaching for a great 2017.  I have some real goals in mind and some are lofty.  More to follow on that when I nail them down.  For now, I leave you with this video.  Enjoy!


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

12/13/2016 Today's run in the cold

What I feel like when it's below 50.
It's like 35 degrees outside and I got out for a basic 5 miler.  This, in itself, does not seem particularly earth shattering.  However, when you recall my cold weather wimp status, you should know that I feel like a champion for doing it.  I hate the cold.  
I thought about it the whole time I was running today that, if I lived in a warm climate, I would probably be a 3:00 marathoner.  I do not mind if it's 90 degrees outside, I just do not like it less that 50 degrees.  I feel like my father, except he has a sweet spot of about 72 degrees and partly sunny.  At least with me, anything about 50's and I am good.

The real focus however, should be the run.  I did a 5 miler with a pace of around 8:30/mile, give or take.  I don't really care about pace right now.  December and January are tasked with building miles again, speed will return in February or March.  I have to keep after myself to get out and run, I haven't died on a cold day yet.  

Monday, December 12, 2016

Sickness and low motivation go hand in hand

Wow, I'm a wimp.  I have a little cold, which doesn't happen often, but I want to shut down.  Maura is tougher than me :)  I am attempting to push through this cold, an eyelid virus, and a lack of motivation.  I will get out for a run!!

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