I decided to check out a deck making app for better blogging zonfish. I wondered how well the iframe will render. It doesn’t on hosted WordPress. Probably wise on behalf of WordPress. Still. Another reason to bail on hosted WordPress. That’s too bad!
After a long hiatus, I am back to a running schedule. This weekend I ran 5K on two mornings. That might not seem like much but it’s a start. Plus I have to catch up to Kat, partly. She is running at a pace that qualifies as a 4.5 hour running pace. I don’t have much of a goal when I think to myself I just want a personal record. That’s fairly fast. The fastest runners make it close to 2 hours. That’s of course professional speeds. To qualify for the Boston marathon Kat needs a qualifying run at faster than 4 hours. She is not far off. It’s her Olympic dreams that compel her. Inspiring me. Time to go run.
From times before H. H. Holmes and the Columbia Exposition’s White City, the meat here is fantastic. They’ve redirected the river because of the butchers here. Sure, I can eat vegan. I have vegan clients. I have to eat vegan! It is good food with solid choices. With so much incredible food in Chicago though, the meat and fish here is the thing. Right now, in the waning days of an August summertime outside, the environment is terrific for dining al fresco. I’m in Lincoln Square at Gene’s Sausage Shop. They grill brats on the rooftop bar and pour a selection of drafts. Let’s not forget the Vienna Beef franks that is a Chicago institution. Oh my. Good times!
The last run I had was 9 miles. While I felt good on it, I required some time just to get some work done on the sidecar. That meant leaving theT2 training schedule long enough I will have to try and catch up. My first run again was yesterday for 5k. That’s not nearly long enough plus I felt like atonal wreck. At 43 I’m surprised how such a short break can take such a massive toll from when I felt good running 9 miles.
I love having a city pass since I get to use it riding CTA everywhere. I left my car far behind when I began living downtown. I figure I’ve done a lot that way towards being green and lessening my own impact in global warming. Though I gave to admit I’m pretty disappointed people aren’t willing to change much of what they do. If it’s convenient for them, they’ll recycle and drive all the junk to a yard without thinking the fuel (even electric) is awful. The reason I’m disappointed has less to do with thinking down on what people do and way more to do with the fact that June was the 4th hottest on record and more Arctic ice melted in June than during any other month in recorded history. It sure feels like it hasn’t stopped and it’s nearly August!
Running six miles again yesterday felt terrific – afterwards. In the heat of July it’s not the most comfortable environment to run in. Yesterday morning though, the temperature really wasn’t bad and it was still hot as hell and uncomfortable. It was timely of Science Friday (and my listening schedule) to coincide with a good scientific piece (the audio program is less than 15 minutes): Myths And Tips On Keeping Your Cool This Summer. Description: “As you sweat during hot-weather exercise, the body’s temperature inches up, and heatstroke can result. Douglas Casa, of the Korey Stringer Institute, explains the best way to stay safely hydrated during summer activity–and why too much water can be a bad thing too.”
After taking some time out to work on picking up the business, I am finally back out on track running with the team. Although there were several dozen of us running last Saturday, the majority were running for Chicago Marathon. As luck would have it, I was the only Honolulu Marathon runner out there! Turns out the rest of the team had a 12-mile day and I had it easy, turning back after just four miles. In the Chicago heat wave, I was very thankful and determined to run earlier especially if I train for Honolulu solo. I can begin early as I like to and perhaps a start time about 6am would be most comfortable. Wish me luck!