It’s been a while since the last update I did. Ever since that I kind of fell off the wagon and got back into older habits (drinking, eating and not working out), but I’m kind of getting back on track.
What’s been new?
Color Run (07/08/17) – We did the Color Run again this year. It was very freaking hot and humid but it was fun. I kind of wanted to use that as my jumpstart back into fitness but that didn’t work. Apart from that, Ana is no longer enjoying our runs, it’s too hot, she’s not a fan of being on the stroller that much and since these fun runs have stations she freaks out every time we go through. Also, we didn’t do the whole run on this one, we cut it short and only did 2 miles. Still better than no miles.
Midnight Madness 10 K run (07/08/17) – I chickened out from this one. This was going to be my first 10K race and I eyed this one since February this year, but I totally chickened out. The time limit was the thing that got me, and now that I look at the official race times I do think I could have made it but we’ll never know now.
Moonlight Classic (07/15/17) – Wife and I did the Des Moines Moonlight Classic on the bike the other day. We did it without Ana and I’m so glad we did. It was great but it was at night and about half the ride it was dark as hell and in trail (no street lights or way to call in an Uber or something). Had a great cold beer after pedaling those 13 miles.
Swimming (07/16/17) – On Sunday after feeling a little bit sore from the ride the day before I ventured into the swimming pool for a few laps (10 laps… 500 meters). It totally kicked my ass but I felt great after I was done. I need to do some more swimming!
Strength Training (07/17/17) – Trying to keep up the momentum I decided to go and do some strength training. Jumped on the treadmill for a warm up and then went to the weights. I did not do my usual training routine I was working with, and instead I thought it would be a great idea to just do some weight lifting and some exercises. 181 total reps and 14,510 pounds later my legs were sore as hell (I overdid myself with the leg presses). Picked up Ana and then headed for something to eat at the gym.
Lifetime Fitness Social Run (07/18/17) – Also after several weeks I finally made it to a Social Run at the gym. Decided to do some intervals and it felt really good… and warm!! Managed to get 3 miles in 90° weather (95° was the feels like, I think it was a bit worse). My legs were still a bit sore from the day before but not terrible. Shins are also starting to hurt again, and I totally understand it considering I’ve been off for several days.
New shoes (07/19/17) – Got some new Brooks shoes. Between a gift card I got from Ana for Father’s Day and a Birthday present from Pepe and Felipe I got enough cash to get a new pair of kicks. Went to Fleet Feet downtown and after trying and measuring I ended up getting this pair. They feel really good and are very similar to the Glycerin 14 pair I got a month or two ago. I just need to break them in and I’ll be good to go!
Tiki Run at Fong’s Ankeny (07/19/17) – Last but not least, after getting my new shoes I thought it would be a great idea to venture outside into the heat and go for a run. Fleet Feet had a social run at Fong’s near our place and I decided to go for it. Weather wise it was horrible (93°F feels like 101°F at least that’s what the Garmin said). I couldn’t do the entire 3 miles. My brain totally clocked out after a mile and a half in and I ended up walking back the rest of the way. Still it was good and he shows felt really good! Plus I ran wearing a grass shirt (the things people do for a free drink).
That’s about it. I’ll try to update more often!