Monday, April 7, 2014

Shorts and a T-shirt

Finally yesterday I ran in my usual running clothes.  Actually I ran twice!  I set out first in the early morning – well early for most folks on a Sunday – at about 8. I decided I was going to go a bit further and so when I ran down to Holden Rd. instead of turning back around I just turned up Holden and then continued to make my loop around.  6.85k on the early run in sweats and a hoodie.

After going to see Captain America with Pete and his lads it was still amazingly beautiful outside and so I decided that I should run again.  it was about 15°C in the sun and so I just got on my shorts and a underarmour shirt.  It was a little chilly on the hands as the start but it was awesome overall.

So great to run in just like my summer get up you know?  It felt great too, I actually felt fast.  I haven’t felt like I was going too fast the last while running outside.  I think part of that is the routes I have taken and the other part is that I am wearing big baggier clothes and yet another part is that I am just running on the back road, not really passing things that are close to the road.  If I run on the main street i pass houses and driveways and have to go by cars waiting to turn and all, but just trees back from the road a bit on this route.

I’m quite pleased that I’ve been outside running five days in the past two weeks (and once on the treadmill) let’s hope this actual spring weather continues!

Friend Making Monday–Random Questions

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This week’s random questions come to you from Tyra who blogs over at Random Acts of Snark. Thanks Tyra for the awesome questions.

1. Have you ever had a reoccurring dream? What was it?

No, I might dream something a couple times over a week or something but nothing I would refer to as recurring.

2. What was the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

Some people think sushi is weird…  I has some weird food creations on an anniversary dinner a couple years ago because they were all super high end hoity toity food things.

3. Can you comfortably eat in a restaurant by yourself? Go to movie?

Yes to both, what is so weird about going to a movie or eating by yourself?

4. What would you leave in your will for the person you care about the most?

If I died right now? Amber would get it all I guess.  Pete could have my comic books though.

5. Would you rather…Go without television or fast food for the rest of your life?

Fast food easily.  I haven’t eaten McDonalds or the like in years already anyways.

6. What was the best thing that happened to you this past week?

I got to see the Canadiens thump the Senators for only about 8 rows back from the benches at centre ice! 

7. List the food items you take at a salad bar.

Um, I don’t normally go to restaurants that have salad bars.  I’d take like, salad though.

8. If you were in the “Miss America” talent competition, what would your talent be? (Note: both guys & gals have to answer this question)

Karate, impress the judges and take out a few of the competition!

9. What do you keep in the trunk of your car?

I have like a roadside emergency kit, jumper cables, a blanket and all that, and a tire pump that plugs into the cigarette lighter.

10. How many rings before you answer the phone?

At least two at work or at home.  At home it’s usually because I can’t find the phone.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Running Man

So I know you are wondering, where is the real content?  Well to be fair the weather here has sucked.  I think I have said that a few times.  But yesterday!

I woke up and checked the temperature, Zero Degrees.  it was a bit dreary out, but it was above freezing and so out I went.  I’m just running on the back road for now.  The side walks here are still covered in ice and sand.  So running out from my place to Holden Rd. and back is about 5.5K.  This has been my spring time route.

I have run it maybe 4 times now, but the first few I didn’t time myself.  Last Sunday when it was –10 I ran it in 26:42.  Not great, not awful.  Yesterday morning I was 26:03!  Nice right?

Later in the day yesterday two things happened.  I got a massive headache for one.  Like the kind that comes up from your neck and makes you wish you could snap your noggin right off. But also it got beautiful out!  Sunny, no clouds 10 degrees!  The kind of day Superman dreams about when he’s low on energy.

I decided that I would be a huge hypocrite if I didn’t get outside again.  I knew that some exercise would cure my headache anyways.  This time I was in shorts and a long sleeve shirt instead of pj bottoms and a t-shirt and hoodie, with earmuffs and socks on my hands. (yeah I’m totally fashionable when I run in the cold)!

But feeling run of the year so far.  The warmth of the sun finally coming down and all that.  25:39 for time too.  It was fantastic.  It makes me want to RACE!

Friend Making Monday–Hobbies and Games

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Hobbies and Games

1. Do you have a favourite board game?

We play loads of games in our house and I think my favourite one would be Carcassonne.  It’s a game where you place tiles that have either field, road or city one them (or some combination) to build those things and score points. Very Cool.

2. Do you have a favourite card game?

Yeah, the DC Comics Deck Building Game.  It`s a cumbersome name, but it`s a fun game!

3. Do you play games on your phone?

Yes, I play mostly Words, Matching and Gems with Friends

4. Do you prefer the X-box, PlayStation or Wii U?

I only have a Wii U and 3DS at the moment and I like what Nintendo has had to offer for the last 25 years!  I did have and X-Box 360 for a long time, and liked it though too.  It`s all about the games really not the system.  I`d be happy to just stick with Wii U except that Batman: Arkham Knight that comes out in the fall is not on Wii U so, I`ll be getting a PlayStation 4.

5. Do you have a favorite outdoor hobby?

Running and Biking.  I actually went out running twice yesterday because Spring finally came to Ontario!

6. Have you ever been geocaching?

Yes, it was pretty fun, we need to go when it`s not so buggy out though.

7. What’s your favourite hobby?

I draw.  A lot.

See –> http://themightychrispy.blogspot.ca/

8. Is there a hobby you would love to try but are too scared too?

I don’t know if I am too scared to try anything really, too poor maybe.

9. Do you enjoy doing puzzles?

No, well… I don’t seek out to do puzzles at least.

  

10. Have you taken any classes in anything?

I have taken a few guitar lessons, and a single art class.  I do take and teach karate though.  I got my black belt a few years ago now.