Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scratching Back

Edz: Don't give Oreo chicken. It makes his hair fall out.

(10 days later)

Edz: I told you not to feed him chicken.

Angelo: (shame)

February's big fat Saipan adventure (all three days of it) is coming to an end. I went to a wedding, ate some chicken kelaguen, and got to play with my two manly dogs.

Oreo says, "Hi," by the way.

I also kept up with my running while on Saipan. Friday morning I ran four miles on Tumon Bay, but Saturday, Sunday, and Monday I ran along Beach Road from Garapan to Oleai and back. I haven't mapped it out exactly, but it is about 6 miles. I ran the course in 69, 64, and 66 minutes, respectively. It feels great being able to knock out six miles without dying.

I haven't weighted myself since I left Washington, DC, but I feel like I might have dropped a couple of pounds. I also feel like I'm seeing some definition in my calves that hasn't been there in a while, but maybe I'm imagining things. I also noticed that I have back fat. How gross is that! When did that get there?

So anyway, I have running goals mapped out for every day this year, culminating in 2011 miles by December 31, 2011. By skipping 11 running days I put myself behind by 42 miles, meaning that I have to run my daily goal and then some in order to get back on track. My daily goal every day from now until March 31 is only 4 miles, so tacking on a couple of extra miles each day should get me back on track in no time. That's assuming that I don't fall off the wagon again -- which I'm sure I will.

Even so, I managed to run 34.8 miles last week when my goal was only 28. So I'm scratching back.

So I ran 6 miles today, bringing my total miles logged for 2011 to 117. With 320 days left in the year, I have 1894 miles to go before I reach my goal of running 2011 miles in 2011. Right now I am 33 miles behind on overall goals -- so I'd better get running.

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