Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Grand Canyon R2R2R

Well this year is going to be the year I finally get to run the Grand Canyon R2R2R run. My good buddy Paul has been trying to get me to do this for years. So for my first "event" as a 40 year old masters runner I will be going to do this run with Paul and like 10 others from our running group in May. I can not wait till then and I am super excited to do this run I have always dreamed of doing. As I have always said my running can take me to many beautiful places in this world. I know this will also be a great training trip for my upcoming Black Hills 100 mile in late June. Now if May could just get hear a bit quicker!!!

A little update on training. So far 2011 has been a good one. I have run 10 of the 11 days so far. I have been feeling pretty good as well. I have run two speed sessions which have been good and fun. It is just fun to turn the legs over a bit in shorts after slogging away in the snow day in day out. I also had a great long run with the guys last Saturday morning. Man we had like 14 guys running 20 miles ( some longer) at a dark and cold 6am start!! How cool. I also have been enjoying running some fun mt bike and snow shoe trails as well. There is nothing like making your way through the snowy woods on a packed down snow trail. Funny how the trail looks so different than in the summer. You see things you do not see just because of the snow. Enjoy the miles people.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Top Songs of 2010

Ok so I know that I have been real tardy with the blog posting as of late. Sorry!! I guess with all the holiday craziness mixed in with car shopping and my sons and step-daughters being in a all weekend play I have been short on time.

So every year I love to post my top 10 albums of the year here. Well this year I am going to do something different and post my top 10 songs and then my top 3 albums. As anyone who has seen me out on the trail/road would know I am big into running with my ipod. Lets just say I have lots of time to think about what songs are making me groove down the path. So here they are.

10. O.N.E- Yeasayre
9. That Western Skyline- Dawes
8. Rolling in the Deep- Adele
7. Howlin for You- The Black Keys
6. Xxxo- MIA
5. Jawbreaker- The Dead Weather
4. Your Hands (together)- The New Pornographers
3. Down by the Water- The Decemberists
2. The Cave- Mumford & Sons
1. The Catalyst- Linkin Park ( man my pace goes like 30+ sec per mile faster )per

3. Brothers- The Black Keys
2. The Suburbs- Arcade Fire
1. A Thousand Suns- Linkin Park ( love every song, plus some different type songs for them!! )