Friday, May 12, 2006


Well the girls had a sleep-over at Grandma’s last night and my wife stayed at a friends’ house because they’re doing a garage sale together. So I had the entire night to myself last night. First stop on the way home - the liquor store. Woo-hoo!!! I was pleasantly surprised to see that my favorite beer manufacturer has added a new Sunset Wheat beer to their lineup. Yummy!!! Those of you in Minnesota and Wisconsin should be able to find it fairly easily, but I’m not sure about the rest of the country.

Besides drinking beer I was able to read, watch TV, run AND play x-box. What a night!? It was a nice change of pace, but of course I couldn’t handle that every night. I’d miss my family too much. Actually, now that I think about it, it wasn’t really a change of pace; I just got to do a few more things than normal.

My run consisted of 8 miles on the treadmill at 8:30 pace. I felt pretty similar to Wednesday night’s run, but I didn’t need the pre-run massage or walking to get loosened up. And I didn’t need to stop after 15 minutes to stretch. This was a solid 68 minute run – except for the pee breaks due to the beer.

I normally don’t read many of the articles that I get from However, with my recent injury, I thought this article on inflammation was pretty good. Thanks to Jim for sending that to me.

I just wanted to wish good luck to Jenna this weekend as she’s racing in the U.S. 25K Championships Sunday in Michigan. Good luck to Jim too, who’s running a local half marathon on Saturday. It’s a race I had been planning on running too. Looks like it’ll be about 50 degrees, rainy and windy. Darn, too bad I’m going to miss it.

Quote of the day:
“The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank.” – Dr. George Sheehan


Trisaratops said...

Glad I'm not the only one with a husband who plays video games! :) ha ha Matt prefers PS2.

edinburghrunner said...

Sounds like a great night!

Beanie said...

wait - you drank your beer before your 8-mile run? too funny!

I don't think I get that quote. He's saying runners don't take any days off?? Not sure I subscribe to that thinking.

Glad you're on the mend!

Chad said...

Sara, does he have his eye on the new PS3? I played the x-box 360 in the store and the graphics are incredible.

Edinburgh, yeah it was a great night. I even left the toilet seat up and everything.

Yvonne, I actually had a beer and 2 glasses of wine about 2 hours before running. Maybe that's why my leg felt fine.

As for the quote, I think he's saying if you enter a race you're a running. If you never enter a race, you're a jogger.