Friday, September 7, 2007

On the road again...

Last night I actually got a decent run in. I decided to leave the Garmin at home and just go out and run, no time, no distance just me and the road. I need to do more of that. I just hate not knowing how far I've run but that was not the point last night. I'm taking this weekend to clear my mind and get refocused on this 26.2 that will be coming my way very soon.

Ashli took Gracie to the Doctor's yesterday and they found what we thought might be her problem with this coughing....Asthma! Hopefully its virus induced asthma and not the full blown variety. Got the correct meds and viola last night she did not wake once through the night and I actually got 6 hours of straight sleep! What a relief for Gracie though, I know it was very frustrating for her and Ashli.

My second test last night in Exercise Physiology was probably one of the harder tests I've taken. Test was on the Bio Energy Cycle and the direct source of energy for muscle contraction, ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) both for anaerobic and aerobic production. Sounds like fun huh!? I won't bore you with the details! Anyway, the second class last night is my wellness and fitness class which is a lot of fun. Last night we spent about and hour doing different body weight workouts, was a lot of fun and a great stress reliever for me. The run after that was even better. Monday night I have my second Anatomy and Physiology test on the first four chapters. So, this weekend will be some serious studying. I've gotten through chapter one during breaks and lunch at work and just have three more to go.

Hopefully I can get myself refocused here this weekend and get my runs completed. It's gut check time, how bad do I really want it? Marathon is less then 70 days away and I'm only sitting at the 10 mile distance in my training. It's time to go to work.

Enjoy the weekend! - Jason

9 comments:

Bob Gentile said...

Good job on those tests Bro, & yes zero in on those training runs....the clock don't stop ticking :-)

J~mom said...

I am so glad you got some relief for Gracie! Asthma is hard to diagnose but once they do it's such a relief for everyone (my oldest has it and so do I). Glad to hear you were back on the road!

Wes said...

Good news on getting that cough thing straightened out. My son was an asthma sufferer, and I used to lose tons of sleep over it.

Back on the wagon then! 70 days is enough time. You can do it!!

Mir said...

Sometimes running just by feel can be so rejuvenating. Good luck building up for that marathon!

Marcy said...

Ohhhh man that totally stinks with the asthma. My 3 y.o has it. Really mild though. With the change of seasons, allergy triggers, or if she's running around she gets this really bad hacking cough. It can be especially bad when she lays down for bed. We just do the Singulair and she's good to go.

David H. said...

A watchless run can be awesome. Just check your mileage later with mapmyrun.com.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Glad to hear about Gracie. My little ones have battled asthma since they were born. I did too, and eventually grew out of it.

You are right, the marathon is approaching. Time to get that mileage up. I am amazed that you can balance work, school, family and that training all at once. You rock, dude!

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Michelle said...

Hope Gracie is doing better!!

It is so hard to get runs in when you're busy. I can relate, big time! I bet you'll find some time here or there, but don't get down on yourself if you don't.