Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday Lake run

Ok I forgot to post on Wednesday after my run. I got distracted and was very busy at work this week. I ran 3 miles to the Oklahoma river. The weather was very hot making my run uncomfortable. I forgot to take a picture but here is a picture of my homemade lunch on Friday.
Greek pizza 

Today I got out for my weekly long run. Today's mileage was 4 miles. I ran most of the time and was very happy with how it went. I felt pretty good the entire run. The weather was cool because a cold front came through the area last night.
Dam on Lake Overholster
I started and ended my run at my car which was parked near the dam. After my run I splurged and got a doughnut. The rest of the day was spent getting supplies for my Halloween costume or working on my costume. I had a lot of fun. 
Hope you are having a great weekend.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Falling for you

Well another 3 miles done. I ended up taking a tumble. I don't like uneven sidewalks. No major injuries other than my pride.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Think pink run

Just finished my first Saturday long run. This week was only a 5k. I ran the Susan G Koman breast cancer run. It went ok. OKC is way too hilly. I better get used to it now though.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Review of Firefly

Brief Summary: Firefly is a classic 2002 TV series by Joss Wheadon lasting only one season about a crews adventures in space after a war. 
Long Review: The Firefly series centered around a space crew after a war ends. The captain and first mate on the ship were in war together. The beginning of the series starts out at the last firefight of the captain and first officer during the war. The ground work was laid for the rest of the series as a old western and pirate style of expedition in space. Each episode centers around a conflict with the crew and supply runs they are trying to complete.  They crew grows to include passengers who are fugitives from the law introducing another source of conflict. The series ends too quickly and leaves the viewer wanting more. Luckily Joss created the Serenity movie to wrap up the lose ends left by the sudden ending of the show.
I recommend this show for anyone interested in Western style shows, Space shows, and adventure shows.
Rating: 5/5
Other works by the author: Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, Avengers, Avengers:The Age of Ultron, Agents of Shield

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Review of "Quit your job in 6 months" by Buck Floggin

Brief Summary:  Quit your job in 6 months by Buck Flogging is an informational e-book about how to become an expert in a  subject and use the internet to run a business around this subject.

Long Review:  The e-book is very short but packed full of information. The major failing of the book is it doesn't go into much detail. This is left for the accompanying material which is part of what you learn to do in this book. The author is trying to sell you a product which you are trying to learn how to sell yourself. If you realize this while reading the process is beneficial.
I read this while at work over lunch because the book is so short. The book is laid out in the following order. First take an interest and study it aggressively. Second start a blog with ads and affiliates related to that interest. Three as an expert in this area create materials for those interested in learning more and sell these as supplementary materials. The premise seems simple but the process is not as simple. The supplementary material is for learning in more detail (for a price) how to generate income step by step. I for one am not interested in learning how he completed this process and supporting him. I do appreciate his business sense in trying to generate income by selling his know how to others interested in working from home and/or on their own terms. 
I would not recommend this book to others unless you are interested in starting your own at home business and becoming an expert in a subject.
Rating: 2.5/5

Other works by author: None at this time but upcoming works are eluded to in the text.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Road to Marathon Goal

Look what I bought last weekend!
Hoka One One Clifton
I have decided to run the OKC Memorial Marathon on April 24, 2016. As of today the race is 194 days away. Since I haven't been running much lately I need to get started. Tonight was my first training run in my new shoes. I have to report it went great! No foot pain at all. The air was very dry in OKC today and made running hurt a bit. I will take dry air over humid air any day. :)
My stats were as follows: 
Distance: 3.1
Time: 36.29
Pace: 11:45

My race plan right now is to run on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. On Monday and Wednesday I will run 3 miles to start and up to 4 miles around 6 weeks or when my long runs hit 9 miles. On Saturday I plan on running my long runs. I am going to start this weekend with the Susan G Koman 5k as I already had this planned. I need to look at a calendar again but I think I can increase my long run by 1 mi each week and reach 26 miles about 3 weeks before the Marathon. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I am going to Yoga to help stretch my muscles from my runs on Mondays and Wednesdays. 
I am really looking forward to accomplishing this goal.
Hope you all enjoy this journey with me!