Sunday, August 30, 2015

8 24 to 8 30

mon 6 with the kid, 100p. bowling was ok (212 196 201).

tues 7 miles, ran kinda fast. been feeling better lately, so its time to start doing more of that.

weds worked on the xc course at school. 100p 300c. bowling was bad. no good games. need to get some work done on the thumbhole of the new ball so it doesn't hurt every time i swing it back.

thurs 10 miles. after school ran 6 with the kid. 2x1500m on the railbed 530 517. the kid was 533 534. couldn't drop him on the first one. i felt better on the second one. after that did 4 miles with sontag and rocko.

fri 100p, 300c, some pullups

sat 300c 100 dips, more pullups

sun 8 miles. worked on the trail at school. built two bridges with pallets and plywood. saw a kid i coached 10 years ago. he asked if i needed an assistant cross country coach. hope that works out.

31 miles 300p 900c

Sunday, August 23, 2015

8 17 to 8 23

mon 4 miles with rocko. bowling was less than ok. only had one good game. 178 229 202 192 161 194 190 185 202. lost in the finals of the tournament again.

tues 5 with the kid. we saw evidence of a sasquatch. maybe.

weds 100p 300c close game of wiffle (2-1). i couldnt hit anything, but my pitching kept me in it. greg pitched a really good game. i was lucky to hit his only bad pitch for a walk-off 2 run hr. bowling was ridiculous. it was the 2nd day with the new ball, and monday night had i learned a lot about how i needed to throw it. i started off with a 269, which was my best game ever. i was able to keep it going after that 236 207 235 206. i like the new ball.

thurs 10 with greg (i never call him that, it looks weird every time i see it). felt good but we didnt run fast. false alarm on the sasquatch. 100p 300c

fri 4 with rocko 100p 300c

sat 8 miles, 100p 300c

sun didn't do much. just some pullups

31 miles 400p 1200c

Sunday, August 16, 2015

8 10 to 8 16

mon 7 with the kid and rocko. didn't wake up in time to eat. i was hungry and feeling tired. i lost focus for a few seconds and the kid dropped me on a climb 45 min into it. it took a lot to reel him in. good sign for him, not good for me. bowling was mostly good games. 205 210 164 201 185 217 227 221. lost in the finals of the tournament, but won ten bucks for the best series in qualifying (665).

tues 10 solo. kind of a crappy run. i felt ok early, then struggled to finish.

weds 5 with rocko and the kid. legs felt like @$#%. not running tomorrow. bowling was good (608 series). finished the league with a 199 average.

thursday took rocko for a 2 hour walk. other than that i was lazy.

fri 100p, 300c. that used to be what i did on a day off, but you gotta start somewhere.

sat 7 with the kid and rocko. got new shoes and it made a huge difference. i felt good. we saw some deer and about 20 turkeys. rocko was going crazy. good thing i had him on a leash. if not we might still be looking for him.

sun 6 miles, 100p, 300c, some pullups.

35 miles this week.

Monday, August 10, 2015

8 3 to 8 9

mon worked at the eagles house again. went bowling 212 193 208 209 208.

tues there was some sort of tornado-hurricane-thunderstorm thing early that morning and the power was out all day at the eagles house. this meant no electric sander. i had to sand a whole side of the house by hand. i was sore and tired and passed out early like the old man that i am.

weds finished painting and went back to keene. bowling was ok (184 213 199).

thurs 7 miles

fri 6 miles, did some pushups and dips

sat 6 miles with the kid. then i left for a hermathon. it was a good one.

sun chilled with rocko, did some pushups and crunches. maybe i can get back into it. i know i need to.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

7 27 to 8 2

mon 5 miles solo in friedsam. it was really hot. i was planning on two loops but i had trouble finishing the first one. oh well. at least i got to chill with griffin and take her for a walk. i brought her to see rocko and they had a big time pissing contest. he followed her around and pissed everywhere she did. it went on for a long time. it finally ended when he lifted his leg and nothing came out. game over. hilarious. bowling was bad. i dont remember the scores cuz right now its about a week and a half later.

weds 6 with the kid. we stopped to eat blueberries that were growing under the power lines. if i grew up there it would explain why im so messed up, but hes been doing that his whole life and hes totally normal. go figure. bowling was good, but couldve been better. i had a 226 practice game before league and my wrist felt the best its felt since i hurt it last month. i was finally able to throw it the way keith taught me. the first game of league i started with front 7 (7 strikes). then i missed my target by a board (1 board on the lane, about an inch) on the next 2 frames and got tough splits. i didn't make them. ended up with a 231. that was the first game i thought i had a shot at a perfect game. the next 2 games were solid 192 209.

thurs went to rhody for the rehearsal for my cousins wedding. this was the start of two nights of highly elevated chromium levels.

friday was the wedding and we continued to maintain the levels. we took one of the trolleys from the hotel in newport to the church in bristol. we got there an hour early cuz the trolley had to go back to bring the bridal party there. we were hungry so we started the search for an establishment to get lunch. it was probly an odd sight to see 12 guys in matching suits walking the streets at 2 in the afternoon. i think 12 groomsmen has to be a world record. we found a place and all of us ordered corned beef and a beverage. we realized we would be pressed for time. it seemed like we we had been there 5 min when undrunkles (my uncle who quit drinking 2 years ago) said it was time to go. i had half a sandwich and a lot of fries on my plate. i grabbed as much as i could and left. i headed back to the church with half of a corned beef sandwich in one hand and some fries in the other. i finished the last bite as i walked up the steps to the church. real classy. after the wedding, the rest of the festivities went by fast but i had a lot of fun. at the end of the night i realized there were 10 people staying in the room i was planning on staying in and there was no room for me to sleep. i got a pillow and blanket from the front desk and headed out to my car. i listened to the radio and had a stogie (is that how you spell it?). then i folded down my back seats and went to sleep around 3 am.

saturday i woke up at 730 feeling better than i expected. breakfast wasn't til 9 so i decided to go into town to get a coffee. my car wouldn't start. $%#@! i had the radio on too long! idiot. it felt like 15 min last night but clearly it was way more than that. of course i was parked nose in and with cars on both sides so i couldn't get a jump from anyone. i had to call triple-a so they could bring the long jumper cables. i waited a long time and i missed breakfast. oh well, i smell. i did a lot of sleeping the rest of the day.

sunday worked at the eagles house. another early night. i dont recover the way i used to.