My Story, Part One Hundred Ninety Nine

Posted on April 19th, 2011 by ryan
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I’m not having fun, but I am getting fitter. Waking up at 4:30 am on Saturdays for running is not exactly my idea of a great time (even though I love, love, love, love my running partners) but it’s working.

I hate hills, even though I’m doing them.

To me, working out is just that–work. It’s not a bunch of fun, it’s work, and like in my life of work, I don’t miss work very often.

Stress Relief

Posted on April 18th, 2011 by ryan
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Getting up before five on a Saturday morning is typically not a lot of fun. But it’s become my weekly stress relief, joining a running group that starts at 6 am at Kapi’olani Community College. A few of my Twitter friends are getting together regularly for a quick run, then breakfast at Grandma G’s, which […]

Haleiwa Metric Century 2011

Posted on April 15th, 2011 by ryan
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It was by far the worst Metric Century I’ve had of the three I’ve done in the last three years, even though my moving numbers were fine. My training–for cycling, anyway–was not. A week and a half after falling and injuring my right knee, worrying about some family issues and needing to meet friends to […]

More Family Issues Prevent Blogging as Usual

Posted on April 11th, 2011 by ryan
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We have, unfortunately, yet another family health crisis here–one that’s not entirely a secret, as I’ve been semi-discussing it on Twitter and Facebook–that could be the most serious of all. That said, I’m hoping we get a plan in the next few weeks and I can go back to blogging as usual.

My Story, Part One Hundred Ninety Eight

Posted on April 6th, 2011 by ryan
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I dislike feeling selfish, but there’s no question I feel like I am. The time I set for working out is often at the expense of my family. When I do get vacation days, lots of them are spent taking my aunt and mother to doctor appointments. My cousin is supposedly coming to take over […]

Doing Okay: Ford Island 10K 2011

Posted on April 5th, 2011 by ryan
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It was better than either of my previous Ford Islands, but not the best 10K I’ve run. It was a beautiful day, I ran the whole way through, I made one pit stop to tackle two tasks: tying a loose shoelace and using the bathroom, and I lost a few seconds there. In the end, […]

Fall

Posted on April 2nd, 2011 by ryan
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Not the time of year, but what happened to me on my Wednesday evening run. Just a few tenths of a mile into a three mile run I fell for the first time I can remember. My right knee and phone took the brunt of the impact, both with more scratches than I’d like to […]

My Story, Part One Hundred Ninety Seven

Posted on March 30th, 2011 by ryan
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I’m slipping. It’s been an eventful week for me and I’m behind in my workouts–and I’m feeling more and more tired, maybe because I’ve been trying to cut back on my caffeine intake. I’m running on Wednesday for sure, and again on Thursday. I have a 10K on Saturday that I feel undertrained for. And […]

Trudging Along, Not Fast

Posted on March 29th, 2011 by ryan
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I’ve been desperately trying to get some training in, particularly for the Haleiwa Metric Century. It’s not been going as well as I want, although I have high hopes. The metric is in less than two weeks and I have yet to do any ride over half its length this year. That ends this weekend […]

My Story, Part One Hundred Ninety Six

Posted on March 28th, 2011 by ryan
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I’m running out of time. It’s essentially April and I have several events this month, starting with Saturday’s Ford Island Bridge Run. This’ll be my third year in a row of running this particular 10K. It’s a lollipop course that starts downhill–and ends uphill. In the meantime I’ve not been training like I want to, […]