Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Training Ramping Up!

With the relative lack of winter, I was able to run 4 miles last Friday, 4.2 on Saturday (new post-surgery record), and 3.8 on Sunday.  Took yesterday off to rest and do weights, 30 minutes on a stationary bike today, and hope to be running again tomorrow!  No real suffering running in the cold this winter, but on the flip side, I miss cross country skiing!  If this keeps up, I may do an early mile attempt on the track in mid-March.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Big Steve Marriage!

"Big Steve" Weintraub is getting married, after all these years!  Most of us have been married for 2 or 3 decades, had kids, even grandchildren.  But finally, Big Steve is tying the knot, within a week or so!

His wife to be is also a doctor (that's right, Big Steve is actually an MD, researcher extraordinaire).  But his wife to be went to Yale AND Harvard!

The link below is an article describing her medical practice, along with a photo. 

Link to Big Steve's fiancee article.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Well, it WAS winter!

Out skiing at the high school.
Last week we had some great snow, and it really looked like winter.  I cross country skiid two days in a row.  However, this past week, it was mainly 40s and I ran outside with light spring/fall gear.  Today I ran 2.75 miles on trails!

Barberry bush in front yard.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Yet more comeback updates!

Hi, everyone.  I'm continuing on my long road back!  Friday I walked about 1.5 miles, including 2 laps on the track without stopping (1/2 mile).  Saturday I did the same, but with 3 laps on the track.  Sunday I cross country skiid about 1.2 miles (20 minutes or so).  Monday I cross country skiid again in good conditions, powdery snow, about 2 miles, including good rolling hills.  Yesterday the weather changed drastically, and it was about 50 degrees.  I ran 1.5 miles and walked about 1 mile.  I wore my Garmin and averaged about 8:49/mile for the run portion.  Today I did the same, running 1.5 miles but walking a bit less.

Tomorrow will take off, maybe lift weights.  By the weekend I would like to run 2.5 miles.

Will try to post some snow pictures in a future post.