November 1-15, 2010

This will be the first journal that I’ll be sharing. I plan to share perhaps two a month. I’ve got almost 12 yrs worth in digital files that I can access on my phone. It’s fairly easy to copy and paste them into a blog.

Back in the day I lost a few different files due to apps crashing, etc. I used to have entire months in one digital file. Years ago I started doing them from the 1st to the 15th of the month and then a new file from the 16th to the end of month.

I’ve used Evernote for about 10 yrs now. Previously I used SimpleNote and even the standard Apple Notes app. I’ve found Evernote to be the best. Here goes…

M11-1 worked 4:46-15:40
T11-2 worked 4:46-13:59, voted, visited parents
W11-3 worked 4:46-11:57, home, went to run with Rick. He was gonna do 6.3, I was gonna do 12. Unfortunately I had a horrible run. Ran the whole way, except for a 20 sec walk break to drink water. I ended up stopping at the 6.3 mile mark (which is how far the loop is that we run). I had planned to keep going once he stopped at his house. Anyway, he beat me by approx. 1-2 minutes and he probably walked about a mile of it. Grrrrr.
On top of that, I’ve had a sore throat all day and don’t feel to good. I hope I’m not getting sick. 😦

T11-4 up at 8:30, feel pretty lousy. Definitely seem to be at least somewhat sick. Sore throat, little bit of a stuffy nose, just barely have some body aches…. I’d planned to try to run 12 miles today. Probably not gonna do that. We’ll see……
Well, I’ve never been a very smart guy… I sat around an hour or so, drank 3 cups of coffee, took some DayQuil, then headed out for a run.
I didn’t have any definite plans as to how far I was gonna run, but I did an “out and back” run… and… well… I ended up going out……6.3 miles!!!!! So, I came back 6.3!!!!!! A 12.6 mile run!!!!!!!!!! That’s either a GREAT achievement, OR a stupid decision to run that far when I’m getting sick.
I’m writing this Friday morning, so it’s been almost 24 hours and I’m leaning toward the choice that it was an okay decision. I’m definitely still sick… Much more congested than yesterday, but no sore throat, and overall I don’t feel too much worse than yesterday.
The good thing about doing this run is that it helped my confidence level for my half marathon training program. I was supposed to do a 12 mile run this week, and a 7 miler and a 6 miler. Like I said, today is Friday when I’m writing this, and I’m pretty sure I won’t be doing a 6 or 7 miler today, but I’m happy that I did get a 12 miler in.
Lastly, last week I ran 20.0 miles which is exactly what I was supposed to run. This week, I’m supposed to run 25 miles. I won’t hit that goal, but I’ll make sure today’s run is far enough to beat last week’s mileage total. Even if it’s only a total of 20.01 miles. 🙂 Well that was a WHOLE lot of jabbering about running wasn’t it. I need to get a life.
Had final class for seminary class. We just met for dinner. Sheila came to the dinner. Had a great time.
F11-5 up at 7:50, leisure day, ran 3.06 miles
S11-6 worked 3:53-17:01, church
S11-7 worked 4:49-18:24
M11-8 worked 4:48-1:34, visited parents.

T11-9 worked 4:45-1:02. Came home then went out and ran 14 miles!!!!! Like normal, it was horribly slow, and I ran it in my new shoes, but I ran the entire way. I walked one time for .17 miles while I drank some water. I’m happy I was able to do it. I’m not sure my new shoes are gonna give me enough support, but we’ll see.
W11-10 up at 6:55, first time in a very long time, I had an entire day that was pretty much a total leisure day.
T11-11 up at 6:15, Layne and Cale came over for a little over an hour, then Sheila took them the after care program at school. Today is Veterans Day so there’s no school, but the school offers care for the kids if their parents have to work. It’s 7:22 am now, I think I’m gonna get moving and go for an 8+ mile run. Grrrrr. Don’t really wanna do it, but I’ll feel better after I do.
Ran 8.46 miles. Started to have a pretty good day after my run, but then my computer went on the fritz. Ended up taking it to this place in Titusville. Sheila has been there twice to have her laptop fixed. It has since shut down but the guy who owns the print shop next door still takes in work for him. He took my tower and said that the guy would fix it and call me. I’m not feelin too good bout it, but we’ll see.
F11-12 worked 4:47-16:08
S11-13 worked 3:52-17:05, church
S11-14 worked 4:54-18:05
M11-15 worked 4:44-15:12, went to parents, took Mom to Dr. appt

Perspective from the present (I’m stealing this phrase from Jim Bartlett…

At this time in my life I was running ALOT and staying busy in many other ways too. As per usual… LONG, LONG days at Publix. Sometimes just reading these old journals completely wears me out. 🙂

Published by Rodney

Just a guy sharing a bit of a peek into my life, my brain, my oddities

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