Monday, May 14, 2007

Here are Two Reasons that Papa Bear Runs

Jordin almost 18 months old and younger brother Dylan almost 4 months old.
(these are proofs if they appear grainy)

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, they are just super adorable!!!! What a wonderful reason to keep up the running!

Randy, to answer your question on my blog, I live in Fortuna, CA. It's up on the redwood coast, about two hours south of the Oregon border. It it pretty isolated and therefore hard to find races. Sometimes I wish I lived in Austin, TX like my sister-in-law because she said there are races just about every weekend.

Randy said...

How har are you from Sacramento? There is a marathon there on 10/7/07...when are leaving for and getting home from vacation?

MaryGinder said...

Aren't they absolutely beautiful!!!

Nikki said...

ohhhhh how beautiful are those children!!!! I would want to live to see them grow up too!

Your doing great things for you and them :)

Backofpack said...

Adorable, and a very good reason to keep yourself in good health!

Backofpack said...

I just read your question in my comments. I'm 49. I have been running for 13 years, 25 miles/week base.

I started building miles last year, then ran my first in October in Portland. It was hard to walk the next few days, hard to lower into a chair. I think a big part of the challenge is mental - I knew it could be done because I'd been watching Eric and Rob and other Maniacs do it.

My next marathon was a month later - the last five miles were really tough and I was out of energy, but felt better the next day. I've gotten better at managing fuel and water since then, my legs and hips still hurt during the last half, but recovery is quick.

I teach the Pilates class on Monday morning after the marathon - which is hard, but worth it. It stretches everything out and gets the blood flowing. If I could just get the blistering solved, then I could actually be running by Tuesday. Except this time - I've got a little strained tendon after yesterday.

The way I figure it, you put in the training for a marathon, you run it, then you rather than letting it all go, you just keep it going. If I have a few weeks between I'll get in anywhere from a 10 to 18 mile run, and keep my weekday runs in the 5-8 mile range. I don't let my training drop off. That's how I do it!

J~Mom said...

Ahhh!!! Randy they are so cute!!!

Marcy said...

Awwwhhhhh they are too stinkin cute!!! ;D ;D Love the little pig tails on Jordin!!

Gotta Run said...

What a great reason!!! How CUTE!

teacherwoman said...

I'm Back! Thanks for the worries!


The babies are beautiful.
I am sorry to hear about the stress fracture and hope that all is better now! Running can be so frustrating!