Gotta Get Consistent Again

Over the past few weeks, I have only run 6 of 16 days and feel that I have lost a bit of ground over that time. However, there really wasn’t a whole lot I could have done differently during the days that I didn’t run – life got in the way and exhaution was part and parcel for many of the days.

I still managed over 10,000 steps every day, without the running or long walks, but that was more how much I worked than actual working out :-).


Today’s run was done in just about perfect weather, 72*F, low humidity and a light SW breeze. However, I just wanted to finish the run more than anything and I was uncertain about how I was going to do. Especially, after walking with Bennie a couple of miles just before I ran.

I was still pretty damn tired from all the work we did this weekend and then yesterday’s work day over in Lancaster, then three-hour drive home. So I wasn’t sure how the old bod was going to handle a 5.0 miler.

Actually, I think the body was in better shape than my brain (which is often my limiting factor).

During the run, I felt fine and kept playing games to keep going out to Notta Road and once I got out there, there was no choice but to come back.

The run itself was nothing special, it was one where you just keep putting one foot in front of the other, while maintaining a decent effort. Finishing the 5.0 miles in under 45:00 minutes was a bit of a surprise, but a pleasant one for the amount of effort that I put into this run.

Well, enough whining about how little I have run lately, now it is time to get back into a decent routine again.


Fall is in the air – the leaves are starting to change and over in Lancaster at night it already is getting into the 30’s.

It is time to run and run well.


Under Armour Bandit 3 – 50+ Mile Review

This is a shoe that I never expected to get, much less like as much as I do. It was one of those shoes you get because nothing else is really working and the store you wanted to shop at for the shoes you wanted to shop at in Bangor was closed.


I went to Dick’s and it came down to the Bandit 3 and another pair – the Bandit’s won based on their sole not being a rock collector. Otherwise they were very similar to a pair of Nike Free’s with the knit upper or whatever Nike is calling them nowadays.

I have 75 miles on the Bandits and probably at least another 30 miles of walking in them.

The Bandit 3’s are my fourth pair of Under Armour running shoes over the past couple of years and without a doubt the best pair yet. I had the Bandit 2’s and while liked them, they had problems with my foot going over the side if I attempted make a sharp turn and they were too damn slippery on wet pavement.

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