Once a month, at least that’s what we shoot for, we get together. We is the “band.” The Uncle Georges named after my slightly older brother that this blog is dedicated to. His insight is deeply missed and for those who didn’t know him, this conversation should give you a sense of his sensibility.
Me, “Dude, I signed up for a marathon.”
Him, “Why would you pay to run? That’s stupid. I can just go outside and run for free.”
Oh how I miss him. Dude was a genius and the best friend anybody could have. Notice how he didn’t focus on the miles … it was more of why pay for something you can do for free. That’s why he toted around a red, 4-person canoe with him everywhere he went and was always ready for an adventure, I guess as long as it was free.
So, today it was just me and TJ. Me on bass, guitar, and drums and then TJ on bass, guitar, and drums. We played some of the 80s rock we all grew up on, but eventually cranked up the 90s Grunge with Nirvana and Pop Punk with 90s and 00s Green Day. It was just the two of us and we are the most fond of this genre so there was no worrying about my wife wondering, “When will this end?” Oh yeah, notice how I just mention guitar, bass, drums — no vocal. That’s not our strong suit.
Life lesson #96 – Remembering a loved one is healthy for healing. Do it often and do it with others.
And to warm-up for holding a 20+ pound, 1970s Strat, I got 4.42 miles in at a 9:07 / mile clip. All ready to jam now!
Morning weight = 172.5. Post-run weight = 170.
Pre-Run Nutrition and Hydration:
Herbalife24 Prepare and a medium banana 30 minutes before my run. If you are one of those that think just water will do it, I dare you to try a preparation drink. All you need to know is that you will go longer … Period!
- RunKeeper Friday’s for the last 90 days (12-13 Friday’s) always call for an easy 4-mile run in anticipation and recovery for long Saturdays. Today was no different and I’m happy to report that 4-mile runs are literally a stroll in the park. Consistency pays off.
Friday, September 13, 2013