Tuesday, May 28, 2013

8 Mile run in Bermuda

This was a challenging run, thanks to a very aggressive (for me) pair of midweek runs and some enthusiastic P90X workouts (why, Legs and Back, WHY?).

Still, the weather was beautiful, the scenery, luscious and the scents in the air, heavenly.

Greg on Tween Walls Road

Bermudan Boats

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Friday, May 17, 2013

My Training Partner

When I am running on the ship, this is my treadmill. On the end, so at worst only one person can be beside me. Positioned "just so" so the stupid overhead light doesn't glare and give me a headache.
Facing in a port/starboard direction so the common side-to-side waves feel like hills, rather than joint-twisting jostling when I'm facing fore/aft in side-to-side waves.

We're pals.

Monday, May 13, 2013

6 miles in Bermuda

This is what 6 miles in Bermuda looked like yesterday. We made it from the Dockyard to Somerset and back.

Lots of wind, but beautiful scenery.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Back on the Training Wagon

As my last post so mentioned (with great subtlety), I officially bit the stress-bullet and signed up for the Chicago Women's Half Marathon (June 23). So that leaves me about 6 weeks to get trained up.


Did I mention I haven't been running a ton?

I've got my plan worked out to get me up to 10 miles in advance of the race, including step-back weeks and a taper, so I think I'll be ok. I've done more with less, plus I really think that P90X has made a big difference in my overall conditioning

So today, I start in earnest, with an easy 6 miles. Best part is? It'll be on LAND! We're in Bermuda today, so a few of us are going to go out for a light run this afternoon. It's 70 degrees today, and windy so I'm hoping the lack of a hydration belt won't feel like that big of a deal today.

Later on, when things heat up? My tune may change and my short-sighted packing may bite me in the butt.

Either way, I'm just glad I have a goal again.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Art. Gender. Running.

She doesn't know it, but my sister has another guest post this week.
This is a project she did showing gender issues through comic books.

She'd nitpick about it, but I think it's fantastic.

You can follow Rachael on her tumblr page.