On Sunday I agreed to participate in the Optimism Run for Parkinson’s Disease 5K that my wife helped create. I was joined by my friend Natalie who really ought to have a running blog because she is obsessed.
I placed 1st in my age group and 24th overall with a time of 20:48! NICE! This was 2:30 faster than my goal.
Later I had to make dinner for myself because Erin was working. I made the best fish sandwich I have ever had. I grilled Snapper and some onions and pablano chilies, and put fresh tomatoes on top. I also grilled up some asparagus to go with it. It was amazing.
I think that a big part of eating healthy is learning to cook. Erin has turned into a great chef and it has defiantly changed how much we go out and helped me getting into better shape.
So I forgot that Erin’s charity 5k was this weekend and I was expected to race. I went out and did a hard 5k yesterday after not running for 2 weeks due to a mountain bike crash. Now my hip hurts and my foot feels better. I think that I am getting old. Next I will have sciatica.
Today I am back in Monterey, CA living the hard life and again was back at the London Bridge Pub for some awesome fish and chips and an IPA. I took a nice walk to the Warf with my flight attendant and tried a few clam chowders. Along the way we saw this:
WTF Who in their right mind would ever buy a $100 dollar lollipop. If you buy this you’re an idiot! If you buy this for your kids, they should be taken away from you.
What an amazing day. First it started with breakfast overlooking the beach.
Then I was off to the beach and I got to see plenty of marine life without even getting wet.
There were surfers too
Then I went on a nice 5 mile run
Now I have to take a show and go to work.
So I went for a run yesterday and my bluetooth headphones were in the car so I just grabbed the good old stock iPhone headphones. BOO! Here is some of my favorite workout gear. I had to keep adjusting them. So annoying.
Under Armour– I like the tight compression shirts. First of all they are so comfortable but second on long runs the tight shirts assure no chaffing or rubbing. I also really like the compression shorts and running shorts. That being said the compression shorts have a tag that will rub your back raw. GRRRRR
Mizuno Shoes– I have tried many different shoes but when I went to Mizuno my injuries went away. I have tried others but always went back.
Icebreaker Clothing– I love this company. They make all of their clothes out of Merino Wool. There socks are awesome as well as their shirts. I wish I could say that I tried more of their stuff but it is very $$$$$$.
Bodyglide– AHHHHHH! It prevents all chaffing. If you are doing any long training this is a must!!!
Jaybird Bluetooth Headphones– These are great. There are no wires to connect to your phone. The wire that goes from the left to right occasionally is annoying if you turn your head a lot but nothing compared to the normal long wire headphones. Also you need to were your bluetooth device on you right side because you body easily blocks the signal.
Nathan Hydration Belts– These belts do not slush like the ones that hold big water bottles. The small bottles allow you to take one for a 4-5 mile run and 2-3-4 for a longer run. The other upside is that you can put water in some and a sports drink in the others. There is also a pocket for gu or stinger waffles!
Road ID– Be safe and wear a Road ID. I know too many people who have been hit by cars running and biking.
Sole Sports Running Store– This is a great store with an awesome owner. I just love this place. The sell you what you need not the most expensive items. Lance the owner is a great guy. During group runs he is not to good to run and have conversations with the people in the back.
These are the things I like. I have tried so many different products and I feel that these are the best.
Great run this morning to the beach in L.A. I have been slacking on my workout routines and finally checked the mirror and was not happy. After running 4 miles last night I decided I was going to run to the beach this morning which was a 7.5 mile round trip. 11.5 miles in the last 18 hours. Although it was a 3.5 mile jump with no rest I felt great. For some reason people were staring at me in their cars. I think it was because I was running on a road with no shoulder part of the time but thats the way to the beach so what am I supposed to do. I have to say I used to hate running and although I think it takes awhile before you start to like it, it can really be amazing. Running almost always puts me in a good mood. Sometimes I am in a bad mood because I have to run but when I am finished I am always happy.