Longest run yet

It’s been a while since I’ve written but just wanted to say thanks to all of our donors so far. We still have a long way to go and it’s only 8 weeks until the marathon.

Jen and I did a 14 mile run through the streets of Waltham and Lincoln this past Saturday morning. It was our longest run yet, and should get us well on our way to upcoming 16, 18, and (gasp!) 20 mile runs as we get closer to the big day.

I’ve discovered that during the first 25% of a run (regardless of distance) I feel the worst and I psych myself out the most. I come up with a lot of excuses for why I’m going to do a shorter one. My big excuse is that I’m getting older and that I should be doing everything gradually. Both Jen and I slacked during our vacation and Jen had her hamstring issue, so we didn’t stick to our schedule as usual. I used that as a BIG excuse this past Saturday, saying I was only going to do 10 or 11 miles. After the 2nd water stop, I stopped complaining and I felt a lot better.

We have the benefit event coming up 4 weeks from Friday and we’ll be starting to aggressively promote it this week to make sure all our friends, family, colleagues, and anyone else interested in helping fight cancer know about a really fun night.

We’ve got the Fender Strat guitar at our apartment and it’s VERY sweet. Can’t wait to give that thing away to someone at the show.

All for now. On tap for tonight: 5-7 miles.


p.s. It’s very nice of Boston Sports Club and Healthpoint to let us use the upstairs area and bathrooms before our group runs, but they should learn from the example of the other clubs we meet for group runs and NOT charge us $10 to use their facilities and showers for one morning.

New sneakers and dry-fit socks

This is earth shattering news from training central!

I bought a second pair of sneakers this weekend at Sports Authority.  They are Asics Gel-Nimbus 10’s.  The WONDERFUL people over at Marathon Sports helped me with this purchase.  The Nike Zoom Vomero’s I have are sort of specialty sneakers, and I bought them at Marathon Sports, after an assessment of my running style from one of the guys there.  I gave them a call from Sports Authority and told them I had purchased my Vomero’s there recently and that I needed a 2nd pair of similar sneakers.  The helpful Marathon Sports man rattled off 3 types of sneakers I could go for, and I picked the Nimbus 10’s.

Here they are:

I also realized that my socks get wet when I run, especially when there’s rain or snow on the course (duh!)  I picked up some Nike Dry Fit socks and I’m looking forward to trying them out.  Not to get into too much gruesome details, but I’m pretty sure the moisture is what causes my pinky blisters.  Fun!  Hoping to put an end to those, or make them less pronounced.  (gross, right?)

Milk, out!