People for Bikes released this great video titled, Shed The Monster, and it really struck a chord with me. I always think of running as my magic mood changing activity, but cycling does it as well. Continue on to check out the video.
I've been meaning to write down some thoughts about my training this year, but up to this point I've only managed to do the running not the writing. I'm now into my second season of consistent running and am really excited about both of the half marathons that I already have on my schedule. Last season, I followed a training plan leading up to my first ever half marathon and I feel it went really well. I felt good about my race and enjoyed the entire process from the start of training to crossing the finish line.
As a cyclist, runner, and a person into technology, it is difficult not to be attracted to Strava. With Strava's open API, I immediately wanted to access my data and find ways to work with it. I started with putting together a simple API wrapper in Coldfusion and am now working it into a Mura CMS plugin for storing and displaying data on my own site.
Kim and I both decided to do the New Year's Eve 2 mile Prediction run to close out the running year. I predicted a 2 mile time of 15:25 and ended up running a flat 15:00. I always seem to push a little harder when around others and it is interesting to run without the Garmin watch which provides instant feedback at all times.
I've been slacking on my running lately and have been hoping to get back on track. I also wanted to find a new activity to help keep my fitness where it should be in the winter, so I decided to give nordic skiing a try.