Sore

Yesterday I played a pickup game of soccer for the first time in at least a year. Before that I hadn’t played for probably two to three years. I am incredibly sore today. I figured I would be a little tired and sore but nowhere near this. I should play more often.

I have been sporadically keeping bottle caps from all of the beers I’ve had over the last year or so. Here is 100 of them. I don’t keep doubles, so any of the same caps are of different beers from the same brewer. I should have kept better track of this stuff previously.

Even my arms are sore. How does that happen?

By |November 20th, 2011|Photo|0 Comments

Running more

I’ve been running a good bit lately, and I’ve really been enjoying it. While there is a huge difference between my life and job in Greenville, and I am much happier now, I still need to burn off some frustrations. I’m also starting to realize how much of an effect that playing soccer all through my formative years has had on me. I don’t play anymore, but I can still compete and be athletic with running. It’s so weird to not have soccer in my life. I had a few years when I really didn’t mind not playing, but now it’s like every other day that I wish I were playing. I miss so much of soccer, and not just the matches (to be honest, I barely remember any of them anyhow thanks to my godawful memory), but for so many aspects. But running has really filled the gap that competitive soccer hasn’t.

Anyhow, I’ve been training for a marathon, and I’ve just recently signed up for the Asheville half marathon on September 18 thanks to some help from Scott. I know I’m ready for it at this point, but I really want to beat my time from the Atlanta half marathon in 2007. It’s funny to think that I ran that along with Sara Nichols and Matt Schultz. I haven’t seen them in years, and it’s really underlining the fact that time really seems to be speeding up.

I’m not old and don’t think that I’m close to being old. But I do feel like things are slightly speeding by me more and more. I certainly don’t feel like I’m going to be 28 in a week.

Anyhow, I ran ten miles on Sunday. I’ve done more previously, and in some odd circumstances (such as with a broken hand and near blackout drunk on Halloween one year), but this felt a lot better than any previous long run. I wasn’t struggling (or dry heaving) and I felt strong at the finish, like I could have gone a lot farther.

Oh, so the photo. I found this about to fall down a drain while on one of my early morning runs.

By |August 24th, 2010|Found On My Run, Photo, Running|4 Comments

Been Busy

It’s been an interesting week or so. I’ve been working on designing a website with about a week turnaround. That’s the design up there. It needs a lot of work but I’m not worrying about it too much since I don’t have much of a timeline to work on it.

I will be driving down to Jacksonville Beach this weekend to attend my Uncle Terry’s memorial service. I’ll probably spend about 14 hours in the car. It’ll be good to see my family and to hear stories about him.

If I didn’t have so much to do, I’d write more. There’ll be another entry tomorrow seeing as it’s been 6 days since the last.

By |January 26th, 2010|Design, Family, Travel, Work|0 Comments