Tuesday, February 21, 2017

another warm run

this afternoon I was able to slice out about 45 minutes for another great run in the beautiful sun. I ran 7km, again relatively slow. My legs felt really tired. Tomorrow I am not going to run. I'll force myself not to no matter how much I really want to

Monday, February 20, 2017

warm and sunny

7km on a warm and sunny afternoon.

This was basically a slow recovery run, after yesterdays 11km. As well, I am at the stage of Insanity where it is making my legs (and shoulders) very sore and tired, so I could not have mustered more speed even had I wanted to...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

other obligations

we are done with the bad weather for now, though early mornings are still really cold. Daytime running in this weather is really fabulous.
Today I ran 11.25km in the brilliant sun and perfect temperature and felt like I could have kept going forever if I did not have other obligations to attend to...

Friday, February 17, 2017

back to decent weather

Got my first run of the week in, not including a failed attempt on Sunday.. I ran 10km on a regular route.. great air, slightly chilly weather... this week has been really bad weather for running, and I was really missing it. Whne today turned nice I was determined to get out for a run at some point.

Friday, February 10, 2017

running shirts

I was putting away my clean laundry and just noticed that I have returned to a situation I was in for a very long time where the vast majority of my laundry is running shirts..

perfect weather

awesome 16km run this morning in the beautiful warm sun..

I combined a few routes together - starting across Kishon, up Hayarqon and Hayarden with a circuit around Dolev, then down to Road 10 and Road 375 part of the way towards the satellites, then back to the shopping district of RBS.

Was perfect weather, which lead to an enjoyable run

Sunday, February 5, 2017

beautiful warm sun run

this middle of the day running is becoming quote a habit! A late night last night made the early run this morning impossible. I did not plan on going out during the day - just figured I would run tomorrow instead. However, the opportunity presented itself and I grabbed it.

I got a 7.25km run in on a beautiful warm early afternoon with brilliant sun and fresh, clean, air. I love it

Friday, February 3, 2017

beautiful Friday run

it was way too cold at 5am to go for a run, so I decided to wait and run after my kids would be off for school. I went out at about 8:30am and it was beautiful, if a bit chilly.

I ended up running 14.5km. I wasn't planning to run that much - I went out expecting betwene 10-12km, but it was so nice I just decided to keep going.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

crisp 10km

mid-day runs are great. Today's mid-day run was great, even with a few bad interruptions. Had to deal with a couple of scares of emergencies that thank God turned out to be false alarms. Even with those interruptions, the run itself was great.

I got a 10+km run in, around the roads of RBS. The weather was beautiful, if a bit chillier than expected. At least it was nice and sunny, despite the crisp chilly air.

Monday, January 30, 2017

freezing 6.5km

it was freezing cold but I got a 6.5km run in. Pretty good considering the fact that I went out planning on a short 4-5km run. And, I was going to bail after 3.5km-4km because of how cold it was. As I approached 4, I decided to stretch it out to 5, and then just kept stretching it as the temperatures increased slightly...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

quiet workday 7

a quiet workday gave me the opportunity to steal some time in the middle of the day and go for a short run..

I went out for an enjoyable 7+km run, through RBS.

Day runs definitely have benefits over early morning runs. They actually each have benefits, but I thinkI enjoy running in the warm daylight more. Too bad the timing does not usually work out...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


this morning I got a good run in. I started a bit later than planned, but I was able to manage a 10km run, despite having planned a 7-8km run.

It started off cold and windy, but by the time I was done it was beautiful and warm.

Much of the first halfof the run had a decent headwind, making it slow going. I ran across Kishon, then up Hayarqon, Hayarden and Dolev Dolev. I did a loop around Dolev and then back in reverse down Hayarden, Hayarqon and back home.

a beautiful 10km run on a beautiful morning

Sunday, January 22, 2017

lousy recovery

I had a lousy recovery run this morning. Even for recovery runs, which are meant to be bad runs, this was bad.
It was colder than I expected, which isn't really a big deal... What was bad was that I just couldnt move. I felt like I was slogging through deep mud. My legs just wouldn't do what I wanted them to do.

I cut it short at 4km, as I felt like I was wasting my time.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

a beautiful day

lost track of time yesterday and dint get tow rite. I woke up early but was too tired to run. Had a late night and a late night workout, so it just didnt work out. I did however calculate that I should be able to do a daytime run instead..

I got out at about 10am and the weather was beautiful. I ran 15km - across Kishon and then out to the satellites and back. Really awesome and enjoyable.

The ne glitch was I was relying on Endomondo on my smartphone, as I knew my watch wouldnt make it that far. I heard the 8km marker and kept going for a bit. I stopped at some point to take a picture and there was a message on my phone that Endomondo had unexpectedly closed. So I restarted it and kept running. When completed I checked the history and it had stopped at 8.6, but I dont know how much I ran after that before restarting it, but either way it wouldnt have been off by too much. The two runs together totaled 15km, but maybe it was just slightly more.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

a win

Today was a win. And I can say that even before I think about how much I did or did not run.

Today was a win because I got up early to run, and then decided I was too tired, so went back to bed. But then after 2 minutes I forced myself out again and got dressed to run.

So that was a win.

I've been wanting to check out the new bridge connecting RBS A and RBS C, so this would present a good opportunity. I started out my run across Kishon, as usual, and then instead of running up Hayarkon, I turned up the bridge and ran up to Gimmel (RBS C). Near the top of the bridge I turned in at the traffic circle and ran up the very steep Yona Ben Amitai, over to Yechezkel, Neriah Hanavi and then down the hill to Tzeelim and back up to RBS A.

Because I knew I'd be running in some desolate areas that have recently become known for having stray and wild dogs roaming those areas and even attacking people, I picked up a couple of fist sized stones as I entered the bridge and carried them throughout the run until I got back to near my home.

Total run was 9.4km and it was a very pleasant and enjoyable route, if not a bit too much uphill.