When I am not able to run, I find that to burn off the energy I turn to walking. I am not able to run for a number of reasons. Most of the time it comes down to I am in a location where it is not feasible for me to run. I don’t really have gear to run outside since 100% of my running is done on a treadmill. The other times I am unable to run is when I am injured preventing me from running or I am still sore for the last run escapade.
I don’t do any real weight lifting. I do probably about 30 mins of resistance training a day. But I need to do something cardiovascular. Pushing weights and lifting, just don’t do it for me. I love running and getting the rush. Walking is a nice compromise for me when I can’t run.
I enjoy especially doing it outside. It is relaxing and comfortable for me. I take my time most of the time and admire the view. Normally my head is down and I get to see all the tracks the people and animals make.
When I start walking I just pick a direction and go and I really just let fate and my desire dictate where I go from there. I walk until something interests me and then I follow that path to see where it leads me.
And the weather doesn’t really bug me either. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer it to be warm. I hate the cold. I hate the snow. But I don’t let the elements stop me from walking. I dress for the weather, put on my headphones, and just go walking.
Typically I go alone as well. But from time to time my son and my wife have joined me. My son more than my wife because I usually take him to a restaurant or some local movie theater in town. He enjoys the quiet time. Most of the time we just listen to our music, enjoy the view, take some pictures, and just enjoy the moment.
Trying out the new wordpress 3.8. So far I am really liking it. Been too distracted with other things that I haven’t been able to focus on this. Perhaps in the next few days I will be able to mess around with it more.
Have a happy holiday!
So I showed up to Mac’s house on Sunday half way through the Vikings and Packers game. Yeah, we should be watching the game, but this year the Vikings are doing so poorly, I just don’t the constitution to watch them lose another game or have an extremely poor performance. When I left my home, the score was 7-3 Packers and it was getting close to the end of the 2nd quarter. So yeah, let’s go make beer!
When I showed up at Mac’s house he had all the tools and ingredients we would need to brew the beer. The beer we were going to make was called Dead Ringer IPA that was a kit that Mac had bought at Northern Brewery
If you know anything about me, I love craft beer. I enjoy all the different flavors and types of beer that is out there. And typically I would rather just pick up a six pack at my local liquor store or go to my favorite watering hole for a good pint or two rather than brew my own. I know there is a lot of work. I use to brew my own wine until I discovered wine gave me one hell of a headache. Now I avoid the stuff except on very special occasions.
So a quick recap. Dee and I signed up for the Warrior’s Dash here in Minnesota on September 8th. And yes, it is almost July and I have started any training at all.
Recently, Dee and I were at the River’s Edge Fest in downtown St. Paul. As I was people watching at all the interesting Minnesotans, I saw a number of men that were my age or older and for the most part they were in good shape. A number of them were throwing around a Frisbee or playing hackey sack. I think it hit me then that I need to get in better shape.