First off, my apologies for not updating this site nor visiting most of yours over the past few weeks. Work has been busy as hell, working late, getting in early and working weekends.
But what is new? Well, I have started running again. Due to the long work hours (yet still being required to take an hour long lunch), I started to run at lunch with a few coworkers. Most of them have been running for awhile now, so I generally head out with them then lose them after a few hundred yards.
But I am getting progressively faster and gaining a higher endurance. I am running between 3 and 4 miles a day now, up from the two I was doing two weeks ago. It is amazing the different muscles you use in running from biking. I can definitely tell I work my calves a hell of a lot more and use my quads a hell of a lot less. Of course I am running relatively slow (averaging 8 minute miles) so I think that has a lot to do with my lack of quad usage. I can also tell running works my back and abs hard and my arms to a lesser extent. Overall it is a great feeling! I am also down to about 146 pounds, dipping as far down to 143 a few days ago, but never getting above 150...which is awesome.
Unfortunately, I don't carry a camera while running, so I don't have any pictures to share. Below is my 3 mile route. The two mile one I started with was, instead of turning right, to continue straight into a school and turn around at the end of that driveway which was a mile. To go above 3 miles, I continue past where I turn around and that goes into the community pool/lake area where there is a side trail.