Thursday, April 1, 2010

April's Fool Day

April 1st is here! The last two days it has been 56 degrees at 4:00 A.M. Yesterday we even rocketed in to the 70's. I did a nice 2 mile run this morning (that's the farthest I've ever run with out stopping - felt good).

Duathlon training starts next week. Here's my week 1 workout.

Monday - Run 30 minutes
Tuesday - Off/stretch
Wednesday - Bike 60 minutes
Thursday - Run 30 minutes
Friday - Bike 30 Minutes
Saturday - Off/stretch
Sunday - Bike 90 Minutes

For my stretching, I'm doing standard warm-up stretching teamed up with some basic yoga. I'm trying to learn a new posture every week, but for right now, I just do 3 or 4. Ya know between the yoga and my lustrous beard, I've become very "zen".

Trail Dog's Book Club - April 2010
"Riding with the Blue Moth" - by Bill Hancock

Struggling with the death of one of his children, this book is about the authors cross country bike ride, and dealing with the pain and emotions of his loss. A great read for both the travel aspect as well as how he handled hi situation. As all books about long distance journeys do, this one has inspired me to keep on pedaling, or as Bill says in the book, "put one foot in front of the other".

Song in my Head - 04.01.10
"Middletown Dreams" - by Rush, off of 1985's "Power Windows"


Anonymous said...

I guess you should change the blog title to "Zen Dog" glad to hear that yoga is now a part of your routine this is something that I never regretted adding to my schedule really aided in my recovery.

Craigers said...

The beard has been referred to as "a face bush of massiveness", by another friend of mine. I don't think anything else says "zen master" any better.

coastkid said...

my big bro is a massive rush fan...i personaly like the album 2112...
way to go with the training and the beard!