Patrick Prout 1966 – 2017

A few days ago I found out that my dear friend Patrick passed away on September 9th. He was 51. Patrick was a kind soul. He was my best friend. He was my brother. He was one of those rare people that you meet in your life that you can really talk to.  He...

A Break in the Winter

We finally got a break in this Winter weather with a "warm" 50 degree day today. Sweet! It was supposed to rain all afternoon but we really lucked out and didn't feel a drop. It's a good thing too because today Keri started her new Chicken Tender job in the East Side....

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Fast and Frigid

Well, maybe not super fast but faster than usual. Tonight's pace was 11:30/mile. It is cold out there. I find that after a minute or so I'm warmed up enough that the cold doesn't bother me. The only problem is breathing that cold air. I wear a balaclava which allows...

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Running in the Dark

Ran just under a mile and a half tonight. It was a short 20 minute run in the dark and frigid cold. The neighborhoods near Create Power Yoga are not well-lit at night and there is ice everywhere from yesterday's rain. I was forced to run a lot slower because of that....

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Solo Run

Keri went back to work at school today so we didn't have a chance to run together. I decided to get out there anyway since the rain finally let up. A new route tonight starting down the hill at the start of the East Bay Bike Path. Nothing like a nice big hill to start...

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Impulse Speed

I wasn't sure if I would run today or not but last minute impulse got me out the door. I ran twice. First to Keri's yoga class then after grocery shopping I ran home from the store. I had a nice clear running path for the first run so I was able to run at a steady...

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Cold Runnings

Ran today for the first time since last Saturday. Slow paced mostly because there is still snow on the sidewalks here and we had to be careful of ice. Otherwise it was a good run. My left leg is much better but if I try speeding up faster it gets a bit uncomfortable....

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Snow D(el)ays

Temps are still too low for all this snow to melt. The only "clear" running surfaces around are in the middle of the road. It's times like these that a treadmill would come in handy.    

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First 10K

So today we decided to run a 10k. It took us an hour and 24 minutes to complete. Slower than our usual pace but only a few minutes longer than I thought it would take. I think the next time we attempt a long run like that I want to run a much flatter route. The last...

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