Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ten things you really don't need to know about me, but seeing as how you're here, and you have nothing better to do, you might as well read it.

1.  I haven't run for four weeks due to a calf injury I sustained a week before the Manitoba Marathon.
2.  I've been to the physio-therapist 3 times in the last four weeks.
3.  I've been working out in the gym and I feel great!
4.  I discovered Spin class and I'm lovin' it!  
5.  I have 14 weeks to train for the Toronto Marathon.
6.  I just finished designing my run schedule which includes weekly: 1 long run, 1 hill run, 2 tempo runs, 1 steady run, the odd Spin class, some weights, some cycling, and a whole lot of core strengthening.  
7.  This blog gets a whole lot more visitors when I actually take the time to write something (go figure).
8.  I have come to realize that my computer has more memory than my brain.
9.  A 4:30 marathon has a nice ring to it.
10.  It's a good day to be alive.
Thank you to Michael Thaler's  sister, Valerie, for sending me Poems Along the Path.  
"But blessings of blessings I can still feel the life spark."  
Michael Thaler
Y'all come back now.  Mike

3 comments:

Shel said...

I Love it! You also have about 66 weeks to train for Chicago 2010. Think about it, 40,000 marathoners! How awesome is that? We're already planning our trip and you know how much fun we had in Fargo. ;o)

Michael said...

I'm in for Chicago Shel. 40,000 runner is is a whole lot of good karma! Let's nail this one down. I'll be joining the C&W crew (or is now the C& Starbucks crew?) for the next several weeks. It's part of my race day schedule. See you there starting next Saturday... (I'm at the Folk Fest. all this weekend). :) Mike

Jen said...

I'm so glad you're going to get to run again. And I bet that spinning class has done a lot of good. You're probably starting out stronger than ever! Good for you!