Thursday, April 8, 2010

Greetings from the road

We're on our way to the Frozen Four, and we stopped last night in the warm and lovely cold and wet climes of Buffalo New York. Our drive was pleasant enough, and most importantly we we're pretty healthy eaters as well. Coke Zero, dinner at Boston Market and a small snack of potato chips. I avoided all the normal pitfalls encountered when driving past literally 10's if not hundreds of McDonalds, Burger Kings, et al.

This morning, we got up and hit the gym. My legs are a little stiff from the drive, so I opted just to do 20 minutes on the treadmill. Even though it was shorter than the usual workout, I felt far better than I did yesterday morning. I took some allergy medicine yesterday, and I'm not sure if it's that, or just that I had a particularly bad day yesterday. Today went so well in fact, that I ran 2 minutes out of every 5 instead of 1:30. Still a long way to go, but I'm glad for even the littlest progress.

The hotel was kind enough to provide a hot breakfast, gratis. Scrambled eggs, a couple pieces of sausage, yogurt, and a little raisin bran ought to keep the fast food away for much of the day. Our next stop is the Canadian border, on our way to Detroit.


- Thanks to the folks leaving comments. It's been tough the past couple weeks, but your kind words of encouragement and understanding have really paid off.
- While I'm not a huge fan of the hotels wi-fi, I am MADLY IN LOVE with the scale. After my workout today it told me I weighed 284 pounds. Far from true, but very funny none the less.


  1. Some hotels sell the pillows or bath robes, this one should sell scales.

  2. Wow, please find out who makes that scale, I'd love to buy 2. 1 for now and 1 for when ever the 1st dies.

    Glad the allergies are calming down for you. Keep up the great work! I didn't much like running either when I started. I did 2 half marathons and 2 marathons in 2008(well disney marathon was early 09), and then didn't run from January 09 to November. I started out slow, and with low mileage and started to really enjoy my runs. I've just recently PR'd in the half marathon and 5K(see the blog for RR), so I know you'll be able to do it.

    Keep up the great work

  3. Anonymous - agreed. I mean I have seen 10 pounds sometimes and I understand that. But 30+ pounds is a serious adjustment.

    Derek - Sorry I havent responded to a couple of the emails, as you can see it's been pretty hectic. The hard part about the allergy medicine is to remember to take it every day. I often forget.

    I'll have to read your PR's but I'm not excited about it, I'm sure your numbers will be way better than what i can achieve. I walked 2 half-marys and I have a long way to go towards running the one in August.