Nice, easy post….
Nice, easy post….
Well, I have not been out since the saturday morning run and if I don’t get my ass out there tomorrow and Friday i risk not hitting my 50 for the month nd not gaining any ground back towards my annual goal.
The weather continues to be hot and humid (read MISERABLE into that) . I also have had the baby solo the past couple nights so new mom in training can do her thing. I really enjoy that time, where i get to really experience the little nuances of his ever emerging personality. He does have the greatest smile, that just melts away the anxiety of the day.
I truly love being new dad, but I am missing the training part. I have to work harder at finding that perfect balance that allows me to be the entire package…
“The time is gone
The song is over
Thought I’d something more to say …”
Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ from the Dark Side of the Moon Album. If you know me, you know music is very important to me. I am actually quite the music snob, admittedly, and my knowledge is limited, there is always so much more to know or learn. But I digress…
This particular song has always resonated with me, the lyrics are so perfect, discussing a point that I often discuss in the entries that make up this body of work, how quickly time is moving, and if we do not recognize this, the time will be gone.
Tonight Xavier and I went to the store, and ran into people I know on the way back. one of them asked how old he was now and I said he was four and a half months and it really felt strange to say that. It honestly feels like it was just hours ago that I held my son in my arms for the very first time. One of my greatest fears is to miss something, to lose that time that everyone warns me to cherish.
So I will proceed with caution….
We go through our lives with ‘great loves’. When we are children our first great love is our parents. If we are fortunate enough to have siblings, they are usually our best friend as we get older, and added to our great loves. As we start to date, we have our “first love” or possibly “the one that got away”, more great loves that are a part of our lives.
As time goes on and we mature into adulthood, our loves shift. We start to love ideas, things, teams. Then, if we are lucky, we get involved with that special someone that becomes our true great love, our spouse (or significant other). If the timing is right, we add to that great love with a child(ren).
Over the weekend I was lucky enough to catch a few photos of MY great loves. These pictures captured such a magic moment I wanted to share them here.
I am blessed. I have often considered myself to be very lucky to have found one great love to spend my life with. But to have two great loves right now in my life…well, words really couldn’t do the joy in my heart justice.
OK, so yesterday I went for a six mile run with my friend Heather. I have mentioned her many times in this Blog, she is an awesome person to be friends with. Super mom, blogger extraordinaire, and rabid Evan Dando fan.
One of the best parts of running with her is the absolutely scattered conversations we have together, about running, events we have either registered for or would like to register for, events we will never run, music, other blogs and anything else that comes to mind.
Here are just a few things that would have been overheard, if wither of us were wearing a microphone…
Yeah, that was just some if it. I know, I talk A LOT, but it was a great time and I am looking forward to the next run.
OK, my attempt to post something, ANYTHING, everyday through the end of the month has failed. yesterday was one heck of a day, Run in the morning (Thanks again Heather), followed by cleaning and general madness around the apartment, followed by a trip to the in-laws. Well, we got back late enough where we just put the baby down, unwound for a short bit then went to bed!
To make up for this shortcoming, I will make two entries today and possibly again tomorrow.
To a stressful week…
God I LOVE this kid…
OK, I ran another 6.4 tonight, putting my total for the month at 39.5 miles. Unless something goes wrong, there is NO reason I should not hit 50 for the month.
THIS DAMN HEAT!!
I am so freaking tired of this heat. I know that we have it better than 95% of the rest of the country, but living in SoCal for nearly 15 years now has totally turned me into the biggest cry-baby whiney b*tch when it comes to the weather. After the run my running partner Robb took at look at the forecast for the next few days and there is no freaking relief in sight. Please make the heat come to an end!!
But, I will persevere and succeed. I will reach my goal this month as well as make up some miles that I am so far behind on. If i can keep my goal to post everyday through the end of the month, I can also do this!
At least I am not the only one…
Be sure to check out a fellow Runners blog entry about how miserable it has been out here.
You may now all proceed telling me what a cry-baby wimp I am because it really is worse where you are….
OK, I have not really been focusing too much on the running/training aspect of this blog very much recently. Probably because I don’t have an upcoming events on the immediate horizon. I do have my next event registered for, The Carlsbad half marathon, but that isn’t until January of 2013.
Because of this, I think I may not be in the right mind set for running. I have been getting miles in, steadily increasing every month since Xavier has been born. But something has happened, I have slowed down considerably. My average mile time is WAYYYY up.
So I have to figure out not only what the heck happened, but figure out how to rectify it as well. I guess I could make excuses until the end of time, but those are exactly that, excuses.
The time for excuses is OVER. I will be focusing on some speed work along with continuing to do the hill, as it is a great course to build endurance on. I will continue to report on the training aspect of this blog, and I hope to even do a quick shoe review based upon my experiences with the last three pair of running shoes I have worn…
Today at lunch i ran into a friend who is also a blogger. He has a couple of different irons in the fire when it comes to writing, the one that makes me the most envious is he writes for various Music sites. I was just finishing up lunch with my boss and as we were leaving he walked in.
As we were just doing a little catching up, i told him about my challenge and asked him how he has gotten past “lulls” in frequency of posts. He shared that you have to just be consistent and make the writing a part of your daily routine.
That is as good advice as any, so i am going to do exactly that, for ent end of this month and moving into the future.
Thanks Gary, it was really, really great to run into you.
For those of you who would like to read some of Gary’s views on music and reviews, visit this link…