Shortened Interval Treadmill Workout 1-21-13

Daddy Os

Like they say not all your workouts are GREAT! Today’s was an example of this.

I didn’t eat before going to the gym today and I have found that I need to eat before I run and that was re-emphasized this morning – along with something else.

I was just getting into the second interval of my planned 12 when that “feeling” hit, yeah you know the one where you go “oh crap” and know that you have to. I was able to get 2 more fast quarters done and then held on – so to speak for another 2.0 miles at a steady 7.5 mph (any faster and I would have had to stop). When I got to the 5.0 mile point there was no choice other than to stop running and head for the locker room.

  • 1.0 mile @ 7.3 mph
  • .25 mile @ 9.6 mph
  • .25 mile @ 7.3 mph
  • .25 mile @ 9.6 mph
  • .25 mile @ 7.3 mph — 2.0 miles
  • .25 mile @ 9.6 mph
  • .25 mile @ 7.3 mph
  • .25 mile @ 9.6 mph
  • .25 mile @ 7.3 mph
  • 2.0 miles @ 7.5 mph
  • Total time 38:26 for 5.0 miles

I just felt tired the entire run and very uncomfortable for the last 2.5 miles, but it was a good learning experience to learn more about my body and how it reacts on an empty stomach and how I can run when I am uncomfortable, due to bodily functions.

Shoes: Mizuno Ronin 4

Socks: Swiftwick Vibes

Top: Red sleeveless tech shirt

Bottom: Nike Running Shorts (no compression shorts, just Body Glide)

Outerwear: None

RunLog Screenshot:

RunLog 1-21-13

Last Night’s Supper: Minute Steaks, Baked Potato, Garden String Beans, Red Wind

Breakfast: Dunkin Donuts Regular Coffee, Veggie/Garlic Bagel and Cinnamon stick pastry from Bagelamania

Vitamins: Simply Right Mature Men MultiVitamin, Simply Right Glucosamine HCI 1500 mg, Swanson High potency Dry Vitamin D-3 – 1,000 iu, Swanson Turmeric 720 mg, Swanson Bee Propolis 550 mg

Lunch: Sausage Gravy on Biscuits, Homefries, 2 sausage, black coffee

Lunch 1/21/13 @ Daddy O's

We ate at one of my favorite places to eat – Daddy O’s in Oxford – great food and service every time we have eaten there.

Be positive, be strong and keep smiling – great things can happen :-).

Blogger Experiment is Over

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All good things must come to an end and my experiment over at my Blogger – A Veteran Runnah blog is now over – a week earlier than I planned.


To be quite blunt, I had to make a choice and with the time/money that I have invested in this self-hosted blog, loosing that much money and work, changing back to Blogger didn’t seem like a good choice now.

Blogger honestly felt more comfortable for me to use. Once I got my theme setup the way that I liked it, there was no back-end management to worry about, I could just focus on my writing. I don’t feel that way with my blog, I feel that I should be learning more about the back-end management stuff, it almost feels like there is something that I am missing and it is going to bite me square in the ass if I don’t find out what it is.

That sense of missing something has been prevalent since I moved to self-hosted back in late October and I just can’t seem to shake it. I guess that is why I wanted to try out Blogger again and see how I felt there, I kind of wish that I hadn’t tried Blogger out again, because in many respects, I liked being back there – a lot, but I didn’t like the idea of completely starting over – yet again either.

The reality is that

my annual renewal for this site is in a couple of days and I had to make a decision based on what is best for Harold the blogger, versus Harold the old crotchety guy, who just wants to run and then write about it.

Hmmmm maybe I am getting closer to being the old crotchety guy than I thought, but not quite yet. I think there is still a lot room to grow here at A Veteran Runnah and I can be crotchety heah as well as I can other places 🙂

So here is being back to my own self-hosted blog blog, whatever I am “missing” heah, I just hope that when I finally do figure it out, that it isn’t anything all that serious. If it is, I have a back up plan in place and a blog already setup to take its place, only this time it will be on Blogger.