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Just outside my office, there is a crew chipping up branches and trees. It’s amazing how mulch (see what I did there?) it sounds like a dentist’s drill.  

Yeah, this is going to be a productive day in the office.

I didn’t run this morning as Lilly woke me up last night and I slept later than I’d wanted to. No problem, I’ll plan the run when I get home…..on the hottest day of the year!

I didn’t leave the house until 8:30PM and it was still in the upper 80s and HUMID!

Oh well.

3 x 1000 meter intervals. Average pace 8:25.

I should be able to really do well when it cools down

Today, as all my Mondays currently are, was for strength training. I have two (2) days for strength each week, plus one day dedicated for core training. Things are getting better. I like to think the additional push-ups and dips I do during my workday are helping! I’m still on the low end for sets and reps, but that’s improving; I’m starting to feel it.

Coach has me on a program using body weight. As I still travel quite a bit for work, and hotel facilities are spotty at best, body weight training is the most practical approach. And it means no excuses!

So today’s workout is complete.

I’m also signing up for two (2) 10K races this year, there may be three. I’m doing the Chicago Perfect Ten in August (Grant Park) and the NorthShore Turkey Trot 10k at Thanksgiving.

Not sure if I posted an explanation about Middle’s birthday cake, if I did….oops.

It was very sweet of her to make it. It was a dual square/round cake because she wasn’t sure which I liked. The real purpose of the cake was to act as a bribe to get me to drive down to help deflect attention from a visiting aunt.

The problem with the cake was that it wasn’t good. I don’t mean that in a bad way, but lord it wasn’t good! It was like ordered salted-caramel pastry and there was zero caramel in the taste. This was a salty chocolate cake.

Middle thinks the problem was she used Country Crock butter instead of what the recipe called for. I am not a baker, so I have no clue.

Regardless, it was sweet of her to make the cake for my birthday.

- about 550 miles driven
- some atrocious eating today
- listened to three radio dramas, an entire ‘music from the 80’s” collection and Van Morrison
- did I mention some atrocious eating? I did? Well, it should be listed twice.
- 45 minutes on the bike trainer

Five (5) HUMID, HUMID miles this morning at the Parthenon at a relaxed pace.

48:20 minutes

Mornings like this remind me of why I enjoy living in Chicago. Of course, there’s the flip side to that: winters last 8 months in Chicago.

Another plus from this mornings run: I had a pretty girl smile at me.

Janet was out of town when I got my haircut and hasn’t seen it yet.

(And I use that term loosely)

Well, I’m sure I’ve eaten worse things before, but nothing comes to mind.

Middle made it for me. I’m scared to try it.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I’m headed to Nashville for the weekend to see family, some friends, and to enjoy some BBQ.

Three years ago today, I ran my first 5K. It was the ‘graduation’ race from the C25K and it coincided with my birthday. 

That first 5K was intimidating! I was nervous, unsure what to do, and started WAY too fast. 

2011 ‘Run from the Cops’ 5K
3.1 Miles
35:09

2014 July 4th 5K
3.1 Miles
27:17

Amazing how much fun I’ve had over the last three years. 

And I’ve met Christa and Melanie

Oh well, nothing’s perfect.

run2bme:

HaPpY BiRtHdAy to davidsgoals !  - the only person to hug me ( aka “grab my ass”) while walking and drinking beer for the last two miles of a marathon.  
Have an epic day! 

Damn, look at that aerodynamic upper lip!

run2bme:

HaPpY BiRtHdAy to davidsgoals !  - the only person to hug me ( aka “grab my ass”) while walking and drinking beer for the last two miles of a marathon.  

Have an epic day! 

Damn, look at that aerodynamic upper lip!

Tumblr has evidently decided that I do not need to be following 15 - 20 of you.  I’m slowly correcting that.

Stupid computers.