Thursday, May 19, 2011


I'm heading to the bwca tonight for a couple of days and can't wait!  Looks like the weather might be a little sketchy but I don't really care.  I'm planning on doing some trout fishing and relaxing.  The lake I'm heading to is called Little Sag about 10 miles off the gun flint trail.  One of the portages is around 1.25 miles long.  I believe it might be the 2nd longest portage out there in the BWCA. I've never been to this lake before nor have I been this far into the BWCA so this will be a new experience.  This will be the first year I'm going without my dad so that kinda stinks cause it's been this tradition for so many years. I'm excited to get away for awhile and recharge and catch some fish.  When I get back I get to start running so that makes me pretty happy!  I'll let you know how it turns out!  Keep the miles rolling!!  BEAR!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Random thoughts

It's been 4.5 weeks of no running and its been hard and good at the same time.  My coach Nick and I decided we will wait another 2 weeks or so before I start running again.  My leg is recovering really well and I'm super happy.  I've notice that I have this strong urge to run again and that makes me super pumped.  It's going to be a long road yet before I run again but I'm excited to start.  I can't believe that I was able to run 100 miles a week with my busy life but somehow I managed to do it.  I seem to function better in my daily life when I'm slam packed busy.  Having this time off I've noticed I can really waste time on different everyday tasks.  I'm feeling good ready to run soon. Lets roll out some miles!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My hood turned out perfect!

Like I mentioned earlier in my blogs that I was attempting to paint my car hood.  Well the first attempt turned out terrible lots of fish eyes and bubbles.  It turned out that I used to much paint and not enough clear coat.  I did some research and got myself up to speed on painting a little and tried it again.  The second attempt turned out amazing super happy!!  It cost me little more then I expected but I got the job done!  I put a pic up soon!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Biking going well

Well I got another good bike ride in yesterday.  Jaime and I headed out towards island lake for a 10 mile bike ride.  I pumped up my tires nice and firm and we headed north.  We had dinner plans with my family so we decided to save a little on gas and bike it. I was little nervous with my femur but it turned out ok.  My leg was a tiny bit sore afterwords but recovered really well.  Jaime was having no problem staying the pace she was actually pushing the pace a little but it felt good.  I knew she felt good cause she was just smiling the whole time.  We made it on time for dinner had a great dinner.  We both decided to get a ride back cause I didn't want to push the leg.  It was a good choice cause I over ate at dinner and lost my enthusiasm after dinner.  Planning on riding a little tomorrow and progressing towards running again.  I seriously cant wait to run again and I know I will soon!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

First day back x training!

I got a long ways to go but its a start!  I started peddling today really easy only went 4 miles but its better then nothing.  Nothing seems to hurt on my leg and I know I'm fragile still.  Being back x training does give me that little spark back to start running though.  In no way am I ready to run but I feel good to be doing something.  I planning on being super careful still cause I know its still injured.  Keeping my fingers x that I will be running soon.