Go, you chicken fat, go away! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:09:54 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Sep 19, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-19-2017.html <p>After the first loop, I wasn&#39;t feeling good.&nbsp; So I called it quits.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 16, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-16-2017.html <p>27.5 mile bike ride.&nbsp; Pretty close to the same route as last week.&nbsp; I wanted to ride with the group, but I couldn&#39;t get ready in time.&nbsp; (That means I didn&#39;t make a bowel movement yet.)&nbsp; The group was going to start at 6am at the Park and Ride 5.6 miles from my house.&nbsp; I finally got out the door at 5:50am.&nbsp; I didn&#39;t think I could make it there even if I drove.&nbsp; So I pedaled over there thinking maybe I could catch up to the slower ones.&nbsp; Well, when I got there, they hadn&#39;t left yet.&nbsp; I&#39;ve only went with them once a couple of weeks ago, and one of their regulars lectured them about leaving earlier instead of wasting so much time.&nbsp; Today, he was late!!&nbsp; Well, I&#39;m not really part of the group, so they asked me to take the group picture.&nbsp; The lady that organizes the rides did apologize that I couldn&#39;t be in the picture.&nbsp; Then she asked me if I would stay with Pastor Bill.&nbsp; He&#39;s a 70-year old man that&#39;s a bit pokey.&nbsp; Such a sweet guy, though.&nbsp; Of course, I said yes.&nbsp; So I stayed behind him the entire time.&nbsp; Not sure if I got the same amount of work that I would&#39;ve gotten had I rode my pace, than the calculated slow pedaling I had to do to keep myself in motion and not crash into the Pastor or fall over.</p> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 13, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-13-2017.html <p>If I had only done this run 9 more times, I could&#39;ve done a marathon.&nbsp; Except everything hurt.&nbsp; Anyway, my wife was out walking this morning.&nbsp; Sometimes when she&#39;s walking I don&#39;t go running because I&#39;m afraid to leave Emily alone.&nbsp; Not that she&#39;s alone, but everyone is sleeping.&nbsp; But I knew she&#39;d be sound asleep this morning.&nbsp; I got to the Floodway and I could see a bright shirt of a lady on the other side along the canal.&nbsp; I wondered if it was my wife.&nbsp; The more I ran I could tell that it was not her.&nbsp; She got to Brown Road before me and she turned around.&nbsp; I had a feeling I could catch her even though I was going incredibly slow.&nbsp; It&#39;s not like I was trying to catch her.&nbsp; It just happened.&nbsp; So I passed her and that was nice.&nbsp; I ran down to University Drive and headed back to the other side of the Floodway.&nbsp; Right before I reached Adobe I saw another lady on the Floodway path headed my way.&nbsp; It was indeed my wife.&nbsp; So I ran up to her.&nbsp; We might have kissed a few times.&nbsp; I won&#39;t admit to that.</p> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 09, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-09-2017.html <p>27.5 mile bike ride.&nbsp; I went the Usery Pass route.&nbsp; In hind sight, my hind end still wasn&#39;t ready for this kind of ride, but my butt survived.&nbsp; I had to stop once going up the big hill.&nbsp; After that it was a lot easier making it to the top.&nbsp; I think I&#39;d cut off the circulation in my legs.</p> Sat, 09 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 06, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-06-2017.html <p>A little faster than usual.&nbsp; Felt terrible.</p> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 04, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-04-2017.html <p>22.4 mile bike ride.&nbsp; Jumped in the pool after.&nbsp; I feel good now.&nbsp; My rumperootus was aching during the ride.</p> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 02, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-02-2017.html <p>I ran this race with my wife.&nbsp; Well, me mostly walked it. 60% humidity.&nbsp; I&#39;ll be drenched for years to come.</p> Sat, 02 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 01, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-09-01-2017.html <p>I thought I was feeling pretty good this morning.&nbsp; I must&#39;ve been for the first half mile.&nbsp; Then it was back to my slogging pace.&nbsp; I did see 4 bunnies and a bunch of quail.</p> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 29, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-29-2017.html <p>Another brick workout.&nbsp; I got up at 4:45am and left to go on a ride with Curtis and Kenny at 5:30am.&nbsp; We headed due east, which is good because it&#39;s uphill.&nbsp; After about 3.5 miles Curtis told us to go on without him because his knee was hurting.&nbsp; We rode to mile 4 and waited for him.&nbsp; He said we didn&#39;t have to wait for him, so he turned around and we went north for another half mile.&nbsp; Then we turned around and tried to catch him.&nbsp; With half a mile to go, Kenny caught him, but I was just a tad behind and got caught at the traffic light.&nbsp; Since I went less than 10 miles again, I decided to go on a small run.&nbsp; Wow, my legs felt heavy.&nbsp; But I need to get in shape because my wife and I are doing the Heroes Run on 9/11.</p> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 28, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-28-2017.html <p>Some of you know that I&#39;m addicted to Words with Friends.&nbsp; I love it.&nbsp; If I could make a living off of playing it, I would.&nbsp; Within the last 6 months I&#39;ve learned that you no longer have to pay for using the Word Strength Meter.&nbsp; The Word Strength Meter lets you know if you&#39;re playing the best possible word.&nbsp; For example, if I put the word LIGER on the board (it&#39;s a real word) and it shows me that I could gain 30 points by playing it and then I press the WSM button and the meter only goes half way up, I know that somewhere with my letters I can spell a 60 point word.&nbsp; So my weekly word average has gone up from around 27 points per word per week to around 33.&nbsp; Anyway, for the last 30 hours I knew I had a real good word in one of my games, but I couldn&#39;t figure it out.&nbsp; Of course, I could use an on-line word generator, but that would be cheating.&nbsp; So, I was thinking about my letters during my run, and I thought NOMITIVE.&nbsp; I&#39;ll bet that&#39;s it.&nbsp; So I stopped and tried it, but it didn&#39;t work.&nbsp; I was disappointed.&nbsp; But I decided to try MONITIVE before I continued with my run.&nbsp; Eureka!&nbsp; 83 points!&nbsp; Now I can continue on my day without worrying about what word to play.&nbsp; Until it&#39;s my turn again.</p> Mon, 28 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 26, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-26-2017.html <p>14.2 miles on the bicycle.&nbsp; I started about quarter to 11.&nbsp; It was a little bit hot.</p> Sat, 26 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 24, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-24-2017.html <p>I went to bed fairly early last night.&nbsp; I fell asleep with Emily watching Trolls.&nbsp; Around 3:30am I realized the little cement mixer was no longer with us.&nbsp; I got up to check her room and found her in the middle of the hallway with a blanket.&nbsp; So I put her back in her own bed and couldn&#39;t get back to sleep.&nbsp; I was planning on going on a bike ride with my BIL, Curtis at 6am.&nbsp; We went 9.6 miles.&nbsp; The first half was slightly downhill so we were really cruising.&nbsp; The way back was slightly uphill and we slowed down quite a bit.&nbsp; Because we did so few miles, I decided to get a little run in.&nbsp; However, my legs tightened up and I questioned whether or not I should actually go.&nbsp; I decided to be a tough guy and do it.&nbsp; I felt so slow.&nbsp; But in reality, I don&#39;t think I was that much slower than my normal pace as of late.&nbsp; It just felt slow because my legs were tired.&nbsp; Going to the Foreigner/Cheap Trick concert tonight.&nbsp; I&#39;ll probably fall asleep.</p> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 22, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-22-2017.html <p>I need to stop eating dessert.&nbsp; But I felt all right and I got out early.&nbsp; I was supposed to go bike riding with my brother-in-law, but he went without me.&nbsp; Guess who will be going to taco Tuesday without him.</p> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 21, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-21-2017.html <p>I didn&#39;t get out the door &#39;til almost 9am.&nbsp; It was already 90&deg;.&nbsp; I had to beat the eclipse.</p> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 19, 2017 http://Burt-McCumber.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-19-2017.html <p>21.2 mile bike ride.</p> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:00