Thursday, September 20, 2018

Still Here

Hello, I have been missing in action for some time now.  I'm still fighting the struggle. Happy to say still at it, and always keep moving forward.  I can't imagine a life without running. I run most every day. I love to log the miles. I do doubles to get the miles in most days.

Not training for anything in particular, just everyday steady running and the usual racing. I know this is probably the wrong way to go about it, but this how I keep me keep moving forward. On any given day I know I'm able to complete any distance up to a marathon. The results may not be my best but I have the satisfaction of having completed the event. This of course may not be the case for everyone,  "Why race if you are not going to do your best"? I race even when I'm not at my best because I love the excitement of race day, I love looking forward to doing  races on the weekends, a community coming together and I know on that particular day I did my best the results may not be my best but I'm ok with it .    

I am working hard on getting back on track because I know I will as long I keep moving forward.

Happy Running 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Wow, 6 months since my last post, time just slips away with the  blink of an eye.  I am starting to feel myself again. Trying to lose the weight gained during my lost self, lol. Very difficult this time around but slowly I'm starting to see some changes.

My running is also starting to feel good again although I've never stopped through the difficult times, I kept moving forward.

Today I did the Lightfoot Running Club, Norwalk 7 miler. This may be my 14th year doing this race. Had my peaks, lows, and now rebound years. I love running in this area of Norwalk.  Although 99% humidity I felt strong.  My lowest point during the race was mile 6, this was my slowest mile.
I believe the best part about this race today was the familiarity and the love of running in this area. Each year I vow to do new races and new towns but there are races you can't  can give up because you've done them for so many years you feel such a commitment to be there each and every year. I hope I'm back before another 6 months pass.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Boston Buildup 15k

I did my morning run on Friday with dismay and lots of walking.  I wasn't feeling it at all but I completed 6.5 miles. I had been running none stop since the 10k last Sunday, all on the treadmill. I was very concerned that maybe I was doing too much treadmill running.  Saturday a beautiful nonseasonal day I went out for a few miles maximum 5 miles, this turned into 9.84 miles. Today I arrived at the race a little apprehensive, I had no idea how I was going to do. This course is very hilly and although the weather was better than expected part of the course is a horse trail and very muddy from rain the night before. I wondered how I had ever done this in the past and did well, but I  finished no worst than I've done the last few years and I'm ok with that.
by Tony Trujillo

by Tom Renner

by Tom Renner

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The 39th Annual Boston Buildup Winter Series 2017 10k

My first race of 2017 this morning at 10:00am  and I am still feeling awesome.  It felt so good being out and in a race. I haven't raced since my Thanksgiving day 10k. I just could not get myself out to do any at all in December. I cared nothing about my pace, I just wanted to run.  The course is the same course that I've run for the last 13 years but today it felt different.  I usually don't remember a course until I run them again but today I felt part of the course changed. I was told  the  course did not change and I am only noticing it now because I am running much more leisurely now, lol. Today none of that mattered and I felt great after the race with lots of energy.

What  a wonderful day after the prior nights  snow and rain. We still had to use some caution on the roads although it  may have seemed I was the only one taking this caution thing into consideration!. I run with some really fast people.

The 10k course starts out fairly flat for the first 2.5 miles,  it is the middle miles that gets you every time then the last hill about 1 mile to the end. 

The miles that I have put in so for in 2017 are mostly treadmill runs and not many at that which is very unusual for me.  I am having a very slow start this year.   

The best part of your 1st race of the year is when you see people you haven't seen in a long time.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Old Post Shared on FB

I came across an old post I posted on FB in 2012, this is what got back here today.  I really do hope to come back here more often. Life is still very busy for me as usual.  My miles have drastically dropped from what it use to be.  I'm am still racing a lot and I don't believe that will change no matter how much slower I am now.   I struggled through the 2016 challenged and made it! I am going for the 2017 challenged this year, this is really to keep me focus and keep going.

This week was an unusually rough start of the New Year for me.  Did not get much done in regards to my working out .  I will have my first race of 2017 tomorrow, the weather is not looking great.  I will be sharing my race experiences again.  Wishing all of you a happy healthy new year!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Still here

I am still around, I miss my blog,  will be back, as you can see I'm still having  issues with going to bed at a reasonable time. I have to say good night for now, we will chat soon.

Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 Race Results

2014 Race Results

PaceFinish PlaceFinal Time
New Canaan Santa Run 5KNew Canaan, CT, US Dec 20th8:41 Min/Mi2236527:01
9k 10:11am 12-13-14 Unofficialstratfird, CT, US Dec 13th--------52:51
NIA Jingle Bell Run 5KTrumbull, CT, US Dec 6th9:33 Min/Mi1410125629:41
GATEWAY GOBBLERGreenwich, CT, US Nov 27th9:54 Min/Mi2357859:28
Pumpkin ChaseNew Canaan, CT, US Oct 25th9:28 Min/Mi3155629:25
NU Hartford Marathon / Half Marathonn / 5KHartford, CT, US Oct 11th11:20 Min/Mi468432,0214:57:16
Ridgefield Half MarathonRidgefield, CT, US Oct 5th9:50 Min/Mi161353362:09:02
Fall Distance FestivalStratford, CT, US Sep 21st11:30 Min/Mi2029603:34:38
35th Annual Darien Road RaceDarien, CT, US Sep 14th10:32 Min/Mi81383171:05:28
Sam Elpern Memorial Half MarathonNorwalk, CT, US Sep 13th10:07 Min/Mi12791952:12:36
Faxon Law New Haven 20K Road RaceNew Haven, CT, US Sep 1st11:35 Min/Mi486691,7132:23:59
Westport Summer Series #10Westport, CT, US Aug 30th10:02 Min/Mi8341281:40:26
All Out for AutismNew Canaan, CT, US Aug 22nd9:51 Min/Mi56114130:37
Run for the Warriors Shelton Sunset RunShelton, CT, US Aug 17th9:50 Min/Mi3501351:01:09
Westport Summer Series #8Burying Hill Beach, CT, US Aug 16th9:02 Min/Mi4371221:24:21
Norwalk Summer Series 9 MilerNorwalk, CT, US Aug 9th10:41 Min/Mi10531261:36:11
Southwest Cafe Margarita 5kRidgefield, CT, US Aug 2nd9:28 Min/Mi168215929:26
Westport Roadrunners Summer Series #6Westport, CT, US Aug 2nd9:53 Min/Mi8309757:53
Trumbull Sunset RunTrumbull, CT, US Jul 25th9:38 Min/Mi46619629:56
Westport Roadrunners Summer Series #4Westport, CT, US Jul 19th9:32 Min/Mi155916238:57
Norwalk Lightfoot Summer Series 5 MilerNorwalk, CT, US Jul 12th10:29 Min/Mi94713652:26
Westport Roadrunners Summer Series #2Westport, CT, US Jul 5th9:33 Min/Mi145717629:42
Four On Tthe FourthNew Canaan, CT, US Jul 4th9:57 Min/Mi166917539:52
Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half-Marathon/5K Road RaceFairfield, CT, US Jun 21st9:28 Min/Mi1124161729:27
Norwalk Lightfoot Summer Series 3 Mi. RaceNorwalk, CT, US Jun 14th10:13 Min/Mi74412730:39
Jim Fixx Memorial Day 5 Mile RunGreenwich, CT, US May 26th10:17 Min/Mi129824551:29
Weston Memorial Day 5KWeston, CT, US May 24th9:44 Min/Mi179732430:17
Boys and Girls Club Corporate 5KStamford, CT, US May 22nd9:24 Min/Mi3018172529:14
Norwalk Lightfoot Mother's Day 10K Road RaceNorwalk, CT, US May 11th10:10 Min/Mi101592691:03:14
Komen Race for the cure CT Norwalk RaceNorwalk, CT, US May 10th9:06 Min/Mi55412928:19
April Fool's 5K Race for DAREEaston, CT, US Mar 29th9:01 Min/Mi62410128:01
Spring Equinox RaceNew Canaan, CT, US Mar 23rd9:54 Min/Mi3185149:13
Sleepy Hollow Half MarathonTarrytown, NY, US Mar 22nd11:18 Min/Mi182957392:28:07
WSSAC St. Patrick's Day ClassicFairfield, CT, US Mar 16th9:16 Min/Mi612627237:07
ION Bank St. Patrick's Day Road RaceNaugatuck, CT, US Mar 15th9:31 Min/Mi35011459:09
Boston Build-up 25KNorwalk,silvermine, CT, US Mar 9th10:55 Min/Mi12642012:49:42
Boston Buildup XXXVI 20KFairfield, CT, US Feb 23rd10:17 Min/Mi8662022:08:00
Boston Buildup 15KNorfolk, CT, US Jan 19th10:08 Min/Mi171193211:34:33