Thursday, February 9, 2012

When Ya Gotta Go...

     So once again i am sitting in my anatomy class as he reviews our test from last week, he made a mistake on the key, so i actually got an 87 on the multiple choice rather than 85 so that was a little good news. Anyway back on topic... last night i went to the gym around 6:00 and lifted for 45 min or so and it was a really good workout. After i got back and showered i still felt like i could do more but decided i should eat instead, so Clint made some pasta and that held me over pretty good.
     So the reason that i felt like i needed to go for a run was because i had a lot on my mind. I have been thinking a lot about what i need to do with my life. I am still pretty sure that i want to go into sports medecine because that is something that i know i would love. Another though that has come into my mind is if BYU-I is the school i need to be at right now. I know that i was supposed to come here for a reason and i think that reason is coming to a close at the end of this semester. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason in this life and this was no exception. I believe that i am fulfilling that reason as we speak. The past few days i have considered the idea of transferring to California State University Stanislaus and possibly join their cross country team. Although that may not happen, it would be a good perk of going to school there. So i plan on calling them in the next few days to see if there is a late transfer fee or something like that because i missed the deadline by a week.
     With all of this on my mind i decided a good way to think about it would to be going for a run. I put on my Under Armour thermals, sweats, beanie, gloves and a wind breaker and headed out. I had my headphones in but after the 1st minute or so, the jack got pumped and it stopped playing music. They are noise canceling so i figured i would leave them in and just listen to my feet glide over the pavement. Glide... that is an interesting word i finally feel appropriate to describe my contact with the ground. The first time i went for a run with my headphones in with no music, i could almost feel my feet pounding the ground in my ears. This time around it was different, my feet were not slapping the ground but gently grazing it as they propelled me forward. It was exhilarating. Although it was not a very long run and i didn't run very fast, i only did 2.8 miles in 22 minutes but it was a great way to clear my head. This is where i am at in my life right now and hopefully I will have more updates in the near future.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Around Town

So yesterday Clint and i decided to go for a run. It wasn't going to be far but we set out around 3 while the sun was still up and it was around 30 degrees so it wasn't too cold. We headed out towards the nature park and made our loop around it. Rather than heading back to the apartment for a 4 mile loop we headed east and went up the east side of campus and headed uphill. The hill was 1.2 miles long and i really liked the feel of going uphill in my Vibrams. I wad wearing my Komodo Sports today with the Injinji socks and they felt great! After making it up to the top of the hill we had one more small hill before the mile downhill to the apartment. This was also my first time going any real distance down hill in my VFFs. At first it was hard to not land on my heel but then i pulled my feet under me and quickened my stride and i found myself once again landing on the middle of my foot. It was a great run and i am looking forward to another one in the near future. Next goal, 9 miles.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I'm Back!!

     Okay so i know i just wrote a little earlier today while i was in Anatomy but i just got back from a run! As i finished up a review session for Anatomy, i was walking to my algebra class and realized it was mid 30's and sunny. Sitting through algebra i was going crazy looking out the window, i had that crazy urge to go for a quick run and i couldn't shake it. Luckily my professor let us out a little early and i rushed home and got ready. Lacing up my new Trek LS VFFs i knew today would be a good test for them. By the time i made it outside it was under 30 but it still felt pretty good. I put on some Three Days Grace and headed out. I was only planning on running 2 maybe 3 miles because i am going boarding tomorrow and didn't want sore calves.
     About the first mile, my body was warmed up and my legs felt springy, it was great. It was at that point when i knew this wasn't going to be just a 3 mile run, i was smiling and loving every minute of it. I am sure that every person that drove by me thought i was a lunatic but once again i stopped caring what others think. I would come across sections of road with patches of snow/ice and puddles, instead of dreading them, i treated them like a game bounding from point to point to avoid the puddles. At times i would find myself kind of spinning in circles by running backwards for a few steps then forward and backwards and so on... this is why i love running.
     All said and done i think it came up just short of 6 miles. By the time i finished, what used to be the puddles i avoided were then found with a thin layer of ice over them. It was a good run today and a great reminder of why i am doing this all.

Trek LS (Black) Komodo Sport LS (Green) Funny Feet  (White) 


Okay so here i am yet again and it has been some time now, i have slacked not only in posting but also in running. I have only run a few times since my last post... i guess i have let school and stress once again get the best of me. But... (there is always a "but" don't worry though, this is a good one!) So here's the deal. As many of you know i have been planning on going into dentistry for the past 5 years or so and i have planned accordingly. Well things change... i have been thinking about other options for a few weeks now, because the thought of being in an office all day just didn't sound appealing to me. I think the major things that were drawing me to dentistry were the money and work schedule. I have decided that those two factors don't really mean a whole lot if i wake up dreading to go to work every day. I have heard my whole life that i need to find something i love as a career, but i had myself convinced that i "loved" dentistry. I have thought about it a lot now and decided that i need to do something with exercise and sports. I am not sure exactly what i want to do with it but i am working on that. I feel great about the new direction i'm taking and looking forward to the future! I did finally get my new shoes and i love them! They were a little stiff and uncomfortable at first (probably due to the extra 4mm midsole and leather upper) but they are breaking in nicely. In fact, i have worn them to school every day since i got them just to break them in really nice before i hit the pavement and snow for a long run. Some people may think i am odd wearing "gorilla shoes" to school, but i am done caring what people think about me.
As for snowboarding, i went both friday and saturday last week and it was a blast, friday was sunny and the snow was great. Jared and i still went to the beginner class to try and get the basics down really well, but the instructor told us to come back later to go to the intermediate class. We tried to make the class but missed it, so we just boarded on our own the rest of the day. Saturday David and i went back up and it was cloud and cold but at least it wasn't foggy. I actually compiled a little video with the GoPro but i still have a lot to learn with boarding and video editing. Well i am in my Anatomy class right now so i should probably pay attention. Hopefully i'll be back soon for more updates.