Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Sunday Run

After a Saturday afternoon at the beach, filled with good friends and an endless supply of Cuba Libre, a delicious pizza dinner from Godfather's with some Merlot, a back to back Insidious movie madness that lasted 'til midnight, I feel much better than I deserve. Heck, I even went for an early morning run!
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10.34 completed
89.66 more miles!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Big Fish and Leg Workouts

Thursday Swim 

My swimmer friend, Kenzie and I finally got together to swim the tanks. Normally, there would be at least two other people with us but this wasn't one of those days. As we sat on the first WWII relic, we saw a huge fish swim by. We both looked at each other and silently pleaded the other to admit that the 2nd tank was probably not a good idea. We've swam these tanks more times than I can count, and we both love the water. But sometimes, the ocean could also be this intimidating force that dares you to find what's lurking underneath its grandeur. After exchanging some thoughts, about why we should or shouldn't, we decided to swim back. We then took some time to lay on the beach as the warm sun provided us with the warmth only those cancerous UV rays can provide. Totally worth it!

500 meters=0.31 miles

Mount Tapochau on Good Friday

Good Friday Hike

The whole family, dogs included, made it's way up Saipan's highest point to join in the yearly Good Friday pilgrimage. Packing 30 lbs on your back while trekking up a mountain should be penance enough. Despite the intense leg workout, I thoroughly enjoy these days. I hope our kids will continue to willingly share moments like today and remember these memories just as fondly.
I cannot believe that trek was only 6.2k (3.8 miles)!  


COMPLETED: 6.12 miles
93.88 MORE TO GO

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Making Every Mile Count

How simple it is to say "I'll do it tomorrow"
How easy it is to get lost in kids, books, and dishes
to make excuses for an hour of "me" time 

Brad and I made a commitment to go 100 miles this month. While this in itself is a challenge, overcoming excuses is a bigger one for me.

I had this grand plan of starting big. Okay, maybe not that big but "running for a few miles than swimming the tanks with a friend" kinda' start.
Of course, life got in the way.
So, I packed up the kids and took their bikes. While our two year old tries to pedal fast enough to keep up with her brother, I walked alongside her.
Thus, this is how I began our century challenge.

Two miles, 98 more to go

Monday, March 30, 2015

100 Miles

My wife and I are embarking on a challenge to run 100 miles in April. Our need to chart our individual efforts will be met quite awesomely here in this blog. While I plan to walk to run for my 100 miles (as part of the rehab for my back injury), my wife will swim, bike and run for hers to prevent a knee injury.

To me this sounds equal parts cool and sad because it shows we're pursuing our fitness goals while dealing with the cruel realities of getting older. We're not that old, but reckless abandon is luxury we probably can no longer afford.

Anyway, at least the two of us will read this :)