Archive for January, 2008

T-minus

January 28, 2008

6 days and counting…

The Davis Stampede is on Sunday, Feb. 3rd.

I will be there. Rain, shine, hell or high water. Let’s do this!!!

sneak peek II

January 18, 2008

Figured it was time to get some new sneaks for the upcoming Davis Stampede. The guy at Fleet Feet hooked me up with the New Balance 882. What’s cool is that they even look like they’re moving just sitting on the floor.

I must admit, for $95 I definitely feel like I got my money’s worth. They are super cushy, wide in the front and offer a decent amount of stability.

The Distance – Cake

January 14, 2008

It took me a while to sift through all the remixes and smash-ups, but I eventually found the original music video for Cake’s “The Distance”. Enjoy.

10 miles down

January 12, 2008

My 10 mile run clocked in at 97 minutes.

Legs are sore and as I sit here typing my back is twinging a bit, but it felt good and I finished without much fatigue. Rebecca saw me doing one last loop around the track and came out to tie a finish ribbon at the fence. Made me laugh.

If all goes well and I manage to push myself at the Davis Stampede, I think I can manage to run the 1/2 Marathon in under 2 hours.

Well, at least 2.5 hours.

Now, it’s time for some wine…

5 miles and holding

January 10, 2008

It felt like I was losing steam these past few weeks, with the holidays and all. Not sure my half-marathon training is anything to write home about. (so I’ll just write to my blog about it)

I have mapped out one of the runs I’ve been doing quite a bit these days and it came up as 5 miles. I’m hoping to get out for a longer run this weekend. I’d like to see about a 10 mile loop somewhere. If I can run that with a strong finish I’ll be feeling better about the Davis Stampede come Feb. 3rd.

Thing is, I know I can run a half-marathon and make it to the finish line alive. It’s my time that will be lagging behind. Still, I started this blog to track my progress “beating the pavement… racking my brain” NOT to win awards or beat personal bests – or outdo others. It’s about getting out-doing something, right?

Thanks for reading!

~ Jeff

hear ye, hear ye

January 2, 2008

We partied down with the naybiz and friends. I helped light the fireworks display. People drank and were merry. Now it’s back to work. Ugh.

Be well everyone! 2008 promises to be great!