sometimes, I totally miss the links

a couple weeks a friend of mine sent me a vid of fixie riders in San Francisco. It was set to a great instrumental, and said instrumental was “I’m bound to pack it up” by Aluminum. I didn’t know (until today) that Aluminum’s self-titled album was a rework of the White Stripe’s “White Blood Cells”, […]

quick update

After a month of running I’m happy to report my resting HR is averaging around 62 beats per minute. My blood pressure is also down, but not to where it needs to be. One cross-training session has been introduced to the mix per week, so I’m now doing some form of moderate-effort cardio four times […]


“action” from kaneda99‘s photostream every so often, flickr spits out a beauty. I love this pic, it illustrates pretty much everything I love about running in the fall/winter: long shadows, overcast, and a comfortable (to me) temperature. Amazing capture.

it’s working

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had purchased a second pair of orthotics and some new shoes to go with them. I’m happy to report that things are going pretty damn well. My first pair of Nimbus VIII’s had to be returned after a couple weeks because of a bad seam in the […]

so maybe they’re working

I’ve run three times this week, and things are feeling a lot better. The excruciating pain along the fifth metatarsal has faded considerably. My knee isn’t telling me to stop after twenty minutes. I now get some pain in the arches, but I was told to expect that as the foot adjusts to the corrections […]

swollen expectations

I started working out in earnest this week, and it seems that I have forgotten what happens when you do a full workout after not really doing any kind of workout for a long time. Fear not, for my muscles are reminding me in such a way that I won’t forget for at least a […]

7 down, 43 to go

On one hand, it’s a depressing figure because I’ve got such a way to go. On the other hand, I’m just under 1/7th of the weigh (sic) there, which is a great start. I want to get down to my goal weight from a couple years ago, which I never quite made after tearing up […]

good for the sole

misccrap/blog/good4sole Hate the pun, not the punny guy. Some days I realise just how lucky I am, and today was one of those days. There’s a group of really great people who run on Wednesday nights. These people are my friends, and they are truly awesome. For a variety of reasons, mostly injury related, I […]

blood, sweat, but no tears

I’m going slightly mental these days from cabin fever, and have little tolerance for anything that annoy me. This is not good, because a lot of things annoy me of late. The worst part, which personally I find troubling, is that instead of dealing with the annoyances, I just walk away. Problem there is I’m […]

running again

It’s been a while, but I’m finally running and exercising on a regular basis again. I’m a loooooong way from doing 20km Sunday runs on a regular basis again, but I’m getting there. Over the past month I’ve been cycling on a regular basis, stretching, and have started gym workouts again. My feet hurt still, […]