This week I ran 28 miles. I am 6% to my goal of 1000 miles in 2008. So far this month I have run 62 miles. Today before I ran my 10 mile loop I purchased another pair of running shoes. This it the third pair that I have purchased since I started running in 2006.
It has been really cold for Texas this week. Today the high was 0 degrees here in Austin. One morning I ran in 37 degree weather. The title of this Blog entry refres to two songs on my running paly list on my iPod. Running with the Devil and Highway to Hell are great tunes to run while listening to them.
So this image shows the bottom of my running shoes. The run on the right is my old shoe and the one on the left is my old shoe. When the threads on the right side of the shoe disappear that is how I know that it is time for new shoes. I also can feel the need to correct my balance when I run but having physical evidence of wear on a shoe really makes you know it is time for new shoes. Running with old worn out shoes is what contributed to my knee injuries 20 years ago when I stopped running.
I have never been a person to make New Year’s resolutions. This year is different and I am starting the year by creating the possibility of being a runner. I have set similar goals for bike riding in the past. One year I had the goal that I would ride my bike to work more miles than I drove and I did it. I rode almost 5,000 miles that year. In one month I rode 1,000 miles.
Today I ran 10 miles around Lady Bird Johnson Lake in Austin. this was the first run of the year. My last run of 2007 was a 2.5 hour run along the beach in Port Aransas, Texas. So in order to make my goal I will have to run about 20 miles a week for 52 weeks.
Well I am starting the New Year married for the second time. I married my long time girlfriend Sylvia McCormick on December 27, 2007 in Port Aransas, Texas. We invited our close family and friends and surprised them with a dinner wedding ceremony at a the Lisabellas Bistro in Port Aransas, Texas.
Sylvia and I created the possibility of Romantic Adventures and that is what we are living into. Mike Rhinehart performed the cermony that included traditional wedding vows mixed with Landmark Education references to relationships. Sylvia and I are committed to creating our future together each day and we are including our family in our possibilities for the New Year and beyond.