Well, here it is. November already. AND I am so slow to catch up this blog. I wonder why that is.
It was a fantastic October. I am finally able to get out and run again. The Plantar Fasciitis (of my right ankle) set me back for quite a bit of time. But, it is better and better. Running is no longer painful.
These are my October statistics:
I am running the Las Vegas Rock n Roll Half-Marathon (Inaugral).
I am using a combination of schedules to get to where I need to be. It is an intermediate Schedule with the Galloway Method. I run for 6 1/2 to 7 minutes then I walk for a minute to a minute and a half. I find it much more refreshing then the way I used to run. I’m putting in about 25 miles per week. I am also up to an eleven mile long run.
I know that I can run the Half and succeed at it now. Next week? 12 miles. Week after another 12. Week after that – 10 to 11. Week after that? Las Vegas!
I am not a fast runner. I can do the job, but I can’t seem to do it fast. I was thinking about having more fun while getting the job done. One way I can do that for me (and maybe motivate others) is for me to join the ranks of the Running Elvi!
I’ve thought about it for a while. As I thought about committing for this, I started to get some supplies. A costume, an Elvis wig, Sunglasses… I was slowly getting what I needed. I needed to know if I could run as Elvis. The timing was right for this, though. I had a 10 mile long run scheduled for Halloween day.
I know that I can wear the costume for the half-marathon now. I may hone the costume and the appertenances prior to the race.
I am a veteran of the US Army. I served in the Vietnam Era between 197 and 74. I beleive in the military and the way these people maintain our freedoms and defend our rights!
Honoring my fellows, I’d like to present, “Ragged old Flag.”