Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Great progression run & Trying to take kid pictures

Today I had probably the best run in more than a few weeks.  Because of my 8 mile tempo fail the day before, I made my 13 mile run today into a progression run.  That is, I'd warm up and then run miles in groups of progressively faster pace. Warm up 6, then 3 @ MP (7:10ish), 3 at half marathon pace (6:30ish), & 1 at 10K pace (6:10ish).

These kinds of runs are not only a really good workout for your legs (you're plenty warmed up before you really start hitting the speed) but they're also a really good mental workout. They teach you to dig deep and continue to get faster when you're already getting tired.  You know, sort of like holding pace during the last 6 miles of a marathon when the going gets REALLY tough?

Anyway, the actual run was closer to 6 warm up, 3 @ 7:03, 3 @ 6:35, 1 @ 6:19. Things were getting a little rough towards the end, but I am SO glad that I finished it out.  Things really seemed to be clicking today.  Just like in golf, not all runs are good ones, but I get just enough good ones to keep on plugging away.  Boy, I needed a good one today.

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Recently, I was talking to a good friend about how people are just "that guy/gal".  They post a million pictures of ONE THING: Their kid, the food they eat, what color their poop was, etc.  I 100% agree that it gets a little repetitive after a while.  So, in that same spirit, here are like 10 pictures of my kid. :)

Yesterday, I wanted to replace the wallpaper on my phone with an updated picture. Little did I know that getting a picture of my son was going to be a 10 minute ordeal.  Below are a series of pictures in the same order as they were taken and what I assume my son was thinking while I was snapping.

Awwww dad, SERIOUSLY? Another picture!?!?

Ok, I'm going to sit still for like 2 nanoseconds and then.....

Yay fun phone camera!  Gimmie gimmie gimmie!!

Oh look! Something over here that I need to touch and maybe put in my mouth

You want what? You want me to look at you? Ok, fine. I'm right HERE!!!!

[Editors note: I'm not even sure what this little devilish smile is for....]

Yeah, if you want a good picture, you're going to have to corral me and hold on tight.


Shortly after that picture was taken, he proceeded to continue running around the house like is hair was on fire dragging his toy popper.  Make no mistake, being a 14 month old would be sweeeeet.

16 comments:

Losing Lindy said...

I am so that girl. I talk about the kid, cooking, and sometimes running.

Sarah said...

I cannot BELIEVE you allow a toy popper in your home. Those are supposed to be for Grandma's house, since Grandma can turn her hearing aids off when she doesn't want to hear it.

Laura is Undeterrable said...

If he wasn't so cute, I wouldn't be ok with this.

And I am "that girl." But with dog pictures.

Quix said...

Love progression runs. I trained a lot of those when I was trying to simultaneously train up for a half marathon and sprint tri last year, and like magic, it worked really well for both!

And I am ALWAYS jealous when standing in line somewhere and kids start throwing tantrums. WAH! I wanna throw a tantrum but apparently I'm too OLD. :P

Beth (i run like a girl) said...

I read the running bit, but forgot it all after cute kid pictures.
(Love the captions.)

Jeff Irvin said...

Some solid paces buddy! Way to kick the shit out of yourself!!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your run. Glad it went better than the other day!

The pics of your son remind me of my niece and nephew. They're both toddlers and while they will sometimes pose for the camera, when you really want a picture they are all over the place! Blurry faces, hands in the air, feet in the air. Crazy kids!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

lol! Are you on my phone? Seriously i have 3 pics within 90 secs on my phone of my daughter going from blaring bitching to sleeping. lol. Gotta love them!

Missy said...

He is super cute. I'm sure he get away with nothing. ;-)

XLMIC said...

Awesome run, Adam! Wow!

And your son is awfully cute. But snapping photos of quick-moving toddlers requires a professional camera with a 'sports' setting to avoid that delay :P

And yeah...I'm that girl, too. Though there are only 9 photos of my 2-year old on today's post :)

Johann said...

Nice run after your "8 mile fail". I can't believe how big your kid already is. Awesome!

Jamoosh said...

Is this kid signed up for a 5K yet? If not, what kind of example are you setting?

Katie said...

man, you made a cute kid!

The Sean said...

Looks like you are having as much fun being a dad as me!! It gets better everyday!!!

Jason said...

Become the new guy/gal and take pics of your kids poop......that'll turn the bloggosphere on its head.

Lindsey said...

Ha, I completely feel your pain with the kid pictures.