Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!

My computer died, well the hard drive died. But now I'm back with a fresh install and I am working to get all of my stuff back in place.

I am going to take a few days and travel.
We packing up the family truckster and we are going to Wally World or something like that.
I'm bringing my running stuff, and I hope to find a few new runs.
Gona spend some time with the rug rats, hold my wife’s hand and tell them all that I love them.
And I just might eat some pie.

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!

-The MacDonalds

Monday, December 10, 2007

I am enjoying the Holidays:

Like I’ve posted earlier, I’ve been kicking back, and just enjoying the Holidays.

Post marathon, my running has slowed down to about 10 miles per week, and I am feeling a little guilty.
My hiatus from pool has ended and I’ve been swimming 3-4 times per week.
The Felt has been getting some time on the road, the weather down here has been crazy warm, today was 77.

I figure I’ve got three weeks of half loafing half training left on my recharge.

I’m going spend some quality time with the family, eat a little pie, drink a few Sam Adams. I suggest you do the same.

Love each other people, you only get one shot at life so make it count.

If I see ya in the pie line I’ll wave.


I'm back

Google had locked my blog thinking it was SPAM.

More to come.


Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Back in the pool:

Dear friend where have you been? Or Where was I, oh that’s right, I was doing that marathon training thing.

Well, either way I’m back!

I really missed swimming these last few months and I’m glad to be back.
Walking back in the pool I got a lot of strange looks, I imagine the folks that run the pool must have thought I drowned or moved to the moon. I used to swim Monday thru Thursday and then all of a sudden I’m gone.

The worst thing about missing the pools was the guys I swim with got so much faster while I was away, LOL.

I swan Tuesday and Wednesday and I plan on swimming Thursday and Friday.
Today I swam 950 meters today and I felt pretty good, just a good steady pace swim with a few pickups at the end.

I am trying to work back up to and surpass my pre marathon training days; I would like to be swimming 1600 meters a day. I’ve got to be able to swim 2000+ meters at IM 70.3 FLA! Although I am still looking for a HIM training plan.

So, I’m pack in the pool, and I am on the bike training two nights a week and I’m doing a 1-2 hour ride outside on the weekends. So now I need to fit in running somewhere in my schedule. I think I might run Monday, Friday and Sunday. And I’ll take a day off whenever I need it.

I’m still looking at HIM (Half IronMan) training plans, I have found a few, but I really need to study them all and find one that I can live with.

On my very high heart rate, I’ve been to the doctors and had a thyroid scan and some blood work and yup my thyroid is over active. So I am going to meet with my doctor sometime next week and talk about treatment.

I’ve been doing some internet research on thyroid treatment and it looks like it wouldn’t affect my training.

Next up:I’ve been thinking I might need to do another long run. I can’t keep myself from looking at the race calendars and thinking I just might….

So, that’s all for now, if I see ya at the pool I’ll wave.


Saturday, December 1, 2007

Weekend run and ride:

Well it’s the weekend and I am not training for anything so I am just fooling around, just getting in some junk miles.
I ran the Chickamauga marathon a few weeks ago and I have been feeling kind of burnt out, so I have been spending some time on my new bike. I figure the weathers been perfect for riding and hey I should take advantage of it while I can. Running has been second fiddle to riding for the last few weeks, and I’ve been a reenergized.

Today was a quick one hour ride, I would have gone longer but I promised the family I would take them to the North Point Mall to go to the American Girl store. Tomorrow is a six mile run, and then I’m taking the family to see the Nutcracker and the Fox Theater.

My plan is to take it easy (still swimming, riding and running) until early January, then it time to ramp up for 70.3 FLA. So for now its time to recharge the batteries and spend some time with the family that loves me.

The older I get the harder it is for me to slowdown and truly feel the sprit of Christmas.
So this year I am really making an effort to smell the roses and be there for my family.

Merry Christmas to all and please slow down a bit and really enjoy the season.