Well, week 8 has come and gone and with it a share of ups and downs. I ran four times through the week, but all of my training days were off and I missed my long run day. I'll get into that in a minute. Each of my runs were adequate. I pushed myself moderately well, and I can still feel improvement in my form and physical condition. I have noticed my knees are a bit sore now, so I need to keep an eye on that. I missed my long run this week due to some stomach issues I...
Week 7 is over and done with and I think I've hit the point of my training where all the "easy" runs are over. Easy as in the 20-30 minute training times are no longer there. Now it's a minimum of 40 minutes and my long runs look to be 6+ miles every week from here until April. Time commitment now. As I mentioned in a previous blog, the time commitment is what kills me. I don't mind the running or the distance. I just wish I could run 7 miles in twenty minutes and get it over with. With...
Week 6. Let's see. What can I say about it? It was good. I noticed my breathing is increasingly getting better and fatigue in my legs is lessening on long runs. One of the great things about Week 6 is that it ended the month of October, and for the first time in three years of training that marked a fully month of training without skipping a single day. Pretty proud of that accomplishment. The neatest thing I witnessed this week is perhaps a fairly rare sight. The night was overcast with thick clouds, as it had been the previous...
Well, Week 5 of my half marathon training is in the books and I'm feeling stronger and faster each week. I really believe that come April, I'll be ready for the Disney Half Marathon - the Dark Side. This week I did have something... odd... happen to me. So, most runners I encounter are pretty gross while running, myself included. You have to be. There's no time to stop and blow your nose or take care of some other bodily functions. You just take care of it where you are. Which is exactly what I did one evening this past...
In May 2015, members of Squatch Watch Gear and their friends were invited to investigate an area North of Van Buren, Arkansas for possible Bigfoot activity. Reports had come in that a creature had been spotted, footprints had been found and strange sounds had been heard in the area. We were intrigued and excited to investigate the area. Our investigation took place around two different locations along a long, winding creek. Our first stop included hiking up a short hill and bluff that overlooked the creek and small valley. We broke up into two groups along a trail and for...
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