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Aug 10, 2011

This and that updates...

5 miles on the schedule today; done!!!!  I'm actually sorry to say that it's done.  It was an unbelievable morning out in the Detroit area!  I got outside and it was pitch black out and the sky was as clear as it's been in a long time.  You could see all the stars in the sky and looking at them took my mind off the fact I was running.  It was also nice and cool out as well - 64 degrees with very little humidity.  I also saw another runner just when I started which was about 5:15.  It's nice to know I'm not the only crazy one out there at that hour.

Speaking of the time, I have been on this get up early schedule for the past two years in order to workout before work.  Last night I didn't get to bed until about 10:20pm which only gave me about 6.5 hours sleep. I'm tired!  I really need my 7 hours to function well.  Coffee helps but only do much.

Also, speaking of coffee ---- for you coffee drinkers out there, I purchased some Kirkland(Costco brand) coffee last week called World Blend.  It's really good!  I really do love my Dunkin' Donuts coffee but Costco just raised the price to over $20 and Costco's is only about $13-14 for 2.5 pounds.  Check it out, I think you will like it if you like a medium roast coffee.

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What's exciting on the running front?  Well, I'm working on a couple reviews for some running products including a couple pair of shoes.  I hope to have some reviews over the next month for you to take a look at.  I really like to put the stuff through it's course so that you get a really good idea of the quality of the product - good or bad.

I'll also be running in one of my favorite places in the State - Northern Michigan!!!!  Yeah!  I can't wait to do that again.  My cottage should also be done being painted as well so I'll give you the before and after pictures at some point.  We went from a northern woods cottage to more of a seaside Maine cottage look.  So far it's looking really good and we are very pleased with it.  Good thing too because it will last another 10 years and I would hate to look at something I own for 10 years and not like it.

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As you probably noticed, I also updated my blog a little.  I guess you would say I tweaked it.  I changed the font - I kind of like the hand written font??  I also added a Facebook and Twitter button for easy access to Detroit Runner's Facebook and Twitter pages.  Right now, all I have is my posts going directly to these sites but I guess it's great for people who want to follow but don't necessarily want to look directly at my blog each day.  I tried to get @detroitrunner for twitter but someone(who really does not even use it) took my name so I had to add a #1 at the end for @detroitrunner1.  Oh well, what are you going to do!  I've also added functionality on my blackberry but really I can't see using this much.  What a pain to type out a blog post.  Maybe really small ones but nothing big.  I really wish that Blogger had a blackberry/apple application to make things easier.


Question of the day:  What's one of your favorite running products?




Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!!!

7 comments:

  1. It was almost Fall like when I stepped outside today! Miller High Life is my fav running product, it taste so good after a run! LOL

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  2. I have family that live in Marquette. It's beautiful up there. I am going to run the Detroit half this year! Maybe we'll bump into one another as you fly by..ha ha ha!

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  3. I like the new font. It's fun!

    I wish I could get on your up early to run schedule.

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  4. I always run early mornings and get up at 3:30 for my long runs. I never sleep more than 4 to 4.5 hours during the week. On weekends I sometimes sleep up to 6 hours. I just don't sleep more... My hydration/backpack combo and my favorite New Balance running cap. Those are my two absolute favorite items.

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  5. I've been running at 5am too. This morning would have been perfect if my legs were not sore for the entire 8 miles. That's what I get after doing 8 miles of speed work last night!

    My favorite running product is my Garmin.

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  6. I need to start doing my early morning runs. Especially for my long runs.

    My favorite running product is/was my iPod. It died on me on Sunday in the rain during my half marathon race..... :(

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  7. I like your new look blog. It makes sense to run early in the morning.

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