Commuting by Foot

Today marked one week of walking to and from work every day.  My old apartment was two miles from my work, so I walked one way occasionally, but my normal commute was by bus.  I moved last Monday to a new apartment only one mile from my work, so my commute is now 100% on foot (unless I choose to bike some days, which I haven’t yet as my bike is still at my old place).  It would be a five-minute drive to work, but I don’t fancy paying $80 per month for a parking permit when a 20-minute walk is perfectly reasonable.  “What will you do in the winter?” you might ask.  Well, I would much rather trudge through the snow than drive through it! Continue reading

Some Pictures of my Recent Life

Sup y’all.  I’ve been pretty lazy about blogging because I just haven’t felt like writing anything.  I have had several ideas for posts, but as soon as I sat down to write them, I just wasn’t feeling it and shut it down.  I’m still not feeling very up to writing at the moment, but I wanted to share a few pictures from the last week or so.  Enjoy! 🙂 So that’s what I’ve been up to in just about as many words as I want to write right now.  I hope you are having a great day! 🙂

HHN1 Week One

The disease-sounding name in the title (H1N1 anyone?) stands for Hal Higdon Novice 1 and this is my recap of week one of the Novice 1 marathon training program.  As I wrote about here, I’m not planning to run a marathon at the end of this training cycle, but I wanted some structure and this plan seemed to fit my goals. The first week was really easy and probably exactly what I needed to recover from Bayshore the previous weekend.  It called for rest Monday, 3-mile runs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, rest Friday, a “long” run of 6 milesContinue reading

Resting training 5/12-5/18/14

After re-tweaking my hip on Tuesday, I ended up taking the rest of the week really easy trying to sort it out.  No more running and as little walking as possible until it was feeling better.  I was able to go for a walk Sunday night without pain, but running still feels out of the question.  I still want to play it super safe to make sure I make it to the starting line (and the finish!) of Bayshore on Saturday. I walked to work this morning (Monday), which is about 2 miles, and I felt probably just as goodContinue reading