Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fun Times at CRC

Today was the "P"s birthday. She is now an Adult as she had to work on her birthday. Welcome to adulthood! She got lots of stuff for me to eat for her day. It is about me after all!!!
Beautiful morning lots of snow on the Peak this morning. Was a great day for a run. Hip hurt like hell may be time for a day off. I just might have big news to report soon.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


We spent the weekend up at the condo in Dillon. Was rainy and still a good bit of snow in shaded sections of north facing trails. But a good time was had. Gotta spend more ime up there!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Best

I think I live in one of the best places to be active. Todays run in the Garden in the rain was un beleivable. It's not green here that many months of the year. And today with the rain means it'll be green a bit longer. The bright green against the red rocks is stunning.
I was too tired to do another long run today. But an hour in the Garden was enough to revive me.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


For those who live in the Springs we've had our 15 minutes of spring and now it's summer. Meaning it's warm out for us! The weather goes from 38f in the morning to boom 56f at the sametime the nextday. At Colorado Running Company we had heat on Saturday am and AC on Saturday pm. But the days are beautiful. I wanna get out and enjoy much more than my schedule and fittness will allow. Thursday I plan on Williams Canyon again I'll take pics.
Did 5 x's hill today was still sore from the Sunday long run but it went okay. Each was faster the the last but I bagged because I was amazed I could still go faster but at what price. A nice dog walk tonight will make my day!

Monday, May 18, 2009

A trip to the bank.

So there I was standing inline to make the CRC deposit; 2 women in front of me.
Woman #1 Oh! What pretty toenails you have.
Woman #2 Thanks I've had them done twice since my baby was born 3 weeks ago.
#1 How many children do you have?
#2 This one makes 3. My oldest is 5. He's out in the car watching the baby now while I deposit my welfare check.
#1 Really he must be a good boy.
#2 Yes he is. But I parked in the fire lane just so he could come get me if anything happens.
The baby is real good never cries. Not like my brothers girlfriends baby. She had hers 2 days before mine. My brothers girlfreind is old, like 35, maybe that's why her baby cries all the time.
Bank Teller: Next
Then I got a good view of #2. 3 week post prego belly. (I got the feeling she was not into her health even before this child) Short short shorts, Jog bra with a mesh football jersy over top with Cutler on the back.

Panda, The Wonder Dog

I decided it was time to bite the big one and do an honest long run. Rampart Range road to Williams Canyon and home. I knew there would be some walking so it was like training for an ultra. Hip be damned I was doing this! And so was my old training buddy Panda. Her hip is about like mine. Hers is from too much sprinting on her path in the backyard. But she still likes make that LOVES to run. It was a great day so off we went. We both suffered a bit up Rampart. I kept my HR under 145. Panda forgot her monitor so she went by feel (my feel). She was sniffing and peeing and having a ball. We both forgot how long it takes to get to the turn-off to Williams. I took 2 h2o bottles 1 for me and 1 for her. They were both done by the turn-off. But she is smart enough to know there are many streams for her to drink and lay in; not so for el Stupido! Not too many shooters at the range and I only saw leaves fall once a good way down from the road. Panda doesn't know the diff between gunfire and thunder so she was more concerned than I. Did I mention she is smart. Williams was soft cool and downhill. I forgot my camera but will bring it next time I go which the plan is for Thursday am. 2 hours and 18 minutes and my old cripple dog had found a cure for her hip. We finished and she immediately found a stick to go fetch. (sound familiar, Matt) And she didn't limp the rest of the day. Neither did I !!!! But it's hard to limp when all you do is lie on the couch.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Sure glad I didn't forget my 18th wedding anniversary yesterday! At the O'Neill house there is role reversal many times. I got many months of ammo yesterday.
Had a decent run yesterday. Did it on the treadmill. It was a nice day out but my old taskmaster called to me; "Do something hard". And I did. Even with the beautiful weather I have a hard time just going out and plodding everyday. Why do I feel I need to accomplish a workout? I need to be more doglike and just enjoy each moment. Time to go drink from the toilet.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Why O Why

Many things going on in chubbyland. Running has been going okay; nothing special. Been getting in 5-6 days a week. Ran some good trails in New Mexico a couple weeks ago. Had good food and drink and lots of it. It was good to get away. That maybe the only time this summer.
I had "one of those day" last week. Stupid people really bothered me. It started with the guy smoking in the wheelchair begging for money.I got pissed when I saw him get into his nice car after putting the chair in the trunk and walking to the drivers door. Everything else after that just tweaked my ass. If you are so damn smart why do you smoke? Hope this week is better!