Archive for April, 2012

Not Dead Yet!

April 18th, 2012 No comments

I think I’ll go for a walk…

I treated myself with my first real track workout since I was on a track team.  While I am most certainly not dead yet, and even feel happy, it’s my own little memento mori that I can say I haven’t tried this in 25 years.


Not What I Looked Like

Not What I Looked Like

The workout:

  • One warmup lap around the track (quarter-mile)
  • Stretching
  • Simple hurdle drills (mostly trailing-leg over for a few hurdles worth)
  • Practice short hurdle sprints (four hurdles), moderately hard and working on remembering form – about 6-10 reps.
  • Half-length (55m) hurdle sprints – 4 reps?
  • Two-lap (half-mile) cooldown run

Not a monster workout, but enough.  Even though I had the hurdles set low and I’m only five-stepping them, it felt pretty good.  My daughter wants to know when I will put the hurdles up to Olympic height and three-step them.  I have no idea when (or if) that is going to happen, but it feels like something I still could do if I would just invest in some practice and conditioning.

In my copious free time, of course.

Little Things

April 12th, 2012 No comments

Thought for the day:

If you cannot bear a little self-discipline, how will you embrace the Cross?

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