Saturday, January 31, 2009

$350 Stripper

I just spent $350 on a stripper and it was on my front porch! Do I have your interest? Well it is not what you think. I live in an old house. It has a front porch that has lots of peeling paint. I have aspirations to strip the porch and repaint it. I have tried chemical stripper- didn't work very well. Belt sander- nope. So I bit the bullet and paid $350 for a mechanical stripper with diamonds on the bottom. It took all of three hours to remove the paint from the concrete. Now I need to figure out how to refinish it. The system that I want (epoxy) cost about $500 total but it will look sweet.

Running: I ran the Four-Seven loop with Jeff, Mike, Becky, Cecile, Greg, Ruthie, Todd, Glenn, Mario, Brandy, and I am sure I am missing a few people. It was a large group. Ruthie took off early, after Todd, Glen and Greg left to head back, I picked it up and ran to the mid-walk spot ahead of all. I am still trying not to run too hard. I am going to take it easy, trying to keep it steady till I start training for the Crescent City Classic 10K. My goal is to get a poster. CCC10K top 500 get a poster. Anyway, after the mid-walk spot, we all ran back with a pit stop to see Ruthie's new back yard. Good times. 12 miles for the week with three run

Friday, January 23, 2009

Yea Me

Well the training for Aramaco 1/2 Marathon is done and the results are in. I was able to exceed my goal time of 1:45 (1:44:13). PR baby. I am very happy. It has taken me until today to be able to run with out soreness. I tried to run on Wednsday but it hurt way to much. I ran the Shannon Loop Wednsday and had to run back. Today I ran 4.7 Loop (walk in the middle) and did OK. I am going to try to run tomorrow with the group but we will see how that goes.