Leaving Vancouver thoughts about a future?

This was over way too quickly…..arrived Friday, worked all day Saturday, ran and wondered around what I consider heaven until now…tomorrow, I fly away home…

I guess it’s time to choose a goal, but how about a goal of just keeping myself on track, enjoying life, I want to make this a summer of getting more social, more family stuff, more working around the house, spending time in the neighbourhood…….and to keep on with what’s feeling great…working the store, instructing clinics, and managing the two run clubs….that’s keeping me busy…

I seriously want to get better at what I do…this blog…focus more on stuff rather than just me….

and the clubs, the clinics, more active, more me…so some less me, some more…maybe coaching training, and at the same time training me……longer Sunday runs, more active throughout the week..pick up the pace with more hill repeats, some speed work…..running with my faster friends…..being consistent, and most of all, enjoying life…

‘m following Sarah McLachlan?

Life is pretty good…every day seems to feel good, every day better….

and every day is a chance to get better and better…

a few 10Ks to look forward to, a half marathon in August, and I am registered for a full in October, but?….it’d be nice to get back here as well…..so let’s see what’s happening in Vancouver at the same time….

57 Days – Recovery?

so a rest day…….this was supposed to be a short run and a spin on the bike trainer day….but

well, a really hard almost 6K in the snow yesterday, and two shots at shoveling snow wore me out. I ‘ve a HUGE training day set for tomorrow, Sunday….so today, working on next wee’ks schedule, and getting myself ready.

I’m still looking after a virtual learn to run clinic, taking care of a two day a week run club, as well as getting ready for a 5K clinic starting next month, and well, I’ve got this BMO Vancouver Half Marathon in May, it seems like a good day to read, write, plan…and yes spin….

Spinning seems to be my outlet for the days I don’t feel like doing much…….like today….so an hour, just turning thru the gears, keeping the heart rate up, building my endurance without high impact……so that felt good….

Spent this morning learning a bit about nutrition, iron, the importance of iron in our diet, especially women’s….and about phytate and phytase in our diets, and what a supplement called Equal Access. It’s a digestive enzyme designed to provide access to the micronutrients otherwise bound in food by the anti-nutrient Phytate.  These micronutrients – zinc, iron, magnesium, and calcium, are all critical to your health, gut health, well-being, and immune system. So I’m in…..I’ve had gut problems most of my life, so this may be an answer…..

Even though I feel a little worn down….I’m still figuring this being 63 out everything I hear or read tells me I’m supposed to be sedentary, watching lots of TV and playing bingo or something…..that ain’t me….

I keep watching this again and again…the Fit Generation...about us seniors…pretty inspirational…also it was all filmed in Vancouver/the west coast….so two reasons to keep watching over and over again….

The truth is, I have no idea what 63 is supposed to be like…how am I supposed to act, what I’m supposed to listen to, relate to……..seriously I seem to have more in common with those way younger then me..music, movies, just basic interests…..I just wish there was more research into this stuff, all I see advice to take it easy, not to work too hard, not to run or train too often……based on what?

So I guess, I’m an experiment of one?

the Vancouver Half Marathon May 1st 2022

That’s the goal?

The last time I was in Vancouver, was for the Lululemon Seaweeze Half, it was August 17th, 2019….2 hours, 43 minutes, 45 seconds….super slow, but one of the best weekends of my life…….come on it’s VANCOUVER!!!!!…yoga in olympic plaza, yoga everywhere……

I know it’s expensive, but, well, it’s Vancouver

So, enough about that……..the goal is set, BMO Vancouver, May 1st, 2022…..I’ve been searching Air B&B and Expedia for accomodations………something close to a Skytrain station, and, well, the water…….

and then there’s the training…..

There are a few issues…..my health, my head……can I handle 21K with this head?…..

will this concussion ever get any better?

We’ll see………..let the training happen, I have an MD appointment in January……….and will you look at those shoes?

So the blog gets focused..…..

everyday, training and getting healthy………..with the goal of 21K…13 miles on May 1st…..living, learning and sharing…..

it’ll be over 2 years since my last half marathon

…….and, well, 22 years since this………

so building a road map, and will use this Blog to do that…and possibly this series on YouTube

So it’s Sunday, it’s December 19th, January 1st is (doing the math?) 13 days away (13 runs?)………

I know I’m going to need a lot of help………I have done this, I’ve run on my own before…and I seriously don’t feel strong enough or healthy enough yet to run with anyone..yet, maybe I’ll get there someday…..but for now, running, blowing my nose (where does all this snot come from?) and just training, and well, like Chicago sang, getting stronger everyday…but, well, unfortunately not any young….did I mention that I turn 63 in 13 days?

I’ll post next week’s schedule here…..and well, I’ll set the bouncing ball, bouncing……and see who follows?

my bibles for the next 5 or more months..or at least until I turn 100?