Monday, October 27, 2014

Photo: 9-mile run, 8:30 a.m., 45 degrees, Palo, Iowa

Weekly activity log:
Swim: 2,200 (ytd 142,500 yds.)
Bike: 47 (ytd 2,565 mi.)
Run: 27 miles (ytd 1,219 mi.)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Photo: 10-mile ride, 6-mile walk, 10:00 a.m., 45 degrees, Marion, Iowa

Weekly activity log:
Swim: 2,100 (ytd 140,300 yds.)
Bike: 26 (ytd 2,518 mi.)
Run: 23 miles (ytd 1,192 mi.)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Photo: 3-mile walk, 7:00 a.m., 25 degrees, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Weekly activity log:
Swim: 1,000 (ytd 138,200 yds.)
Bike: 7 (ytd 2,492 mi.)
Run: 11 miles (ytd 1,169 mi.)

Monday, October 06, 2014

For those in the know, my little dream of returning to the Boston Marathon came to a stumbling halt at mile 18 of today's marathon, courtesy of a fragile knee that got a bit fragile-er. Before we fire up the pity wagon, however, I should also mention a young woman I shuffled up alongside at mile 24, in tears after deciding to quit. With TWO MILES to go. We had a brief conversation, she dried her tears, put back on her number and we stumbled to the finish together. Boston can wait. Time to get healthy.

Weekly activity log:
Swim: 0 (ytd 137,200 yds.)
Bike: 0 (ytd 2,485 mi.)
Run: 36 miles (ytd 1,158 mi.)