Archive for the ‘On The Run’ Category

Running Update

Monday, May 29th, 2006

1. Runner’s knee: Unfortunately, my running hasn’t been what it should be, partly because I’ve been battling a sore knee for a couple of months. It doesn’t hurt much when I run, but it aches on and off when I’m not running. Maybe I’d better take a couple weeks completely off running, cross-train, and make sure it’s completely healed before taking up training again.

2. Team in Training: I’ve been debating as to whether to do it again this year, but seeing that Eric is pledging $1 per kilometer he races to me, that’s an offer I can hardly afford to pass up. Hoping and praying that my knee heals up before training in August.

3. Hood to Coast: Got an excuse to take a mainland vacation this year. A friend of mine from TNT has a daughter who lives up in Portland, and who’s participating in the annual Hood to Coast Relay…12 person teams running 197 miles from Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood to Seaside on the Oregon Coast. Turns out they needed another person to round out the team. An opportunity like that doesn’t come along everyday. So, Oregon, here I come… The relay is August 25-26.

Seven and Counting…

Monday, December 12th, 2005

Thanks for all your support while I was training with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program! With your help, I raised $1,778 and finished the marathon in 4 hours, 31 minutes, and 33 seconds.

You can read more about it in my sister blog.

Mahalo nui loa!

Marathon Fever is Incurable, But So is Leukemia

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

Base training is going well…I’m up to 9 miles on my long run. This past week felt pretty good going from Kapiolani Park to Kahala Mall and back. Still gotta work on those hills, but it’ll come.

However, I’m about to do something that’s sure to get me committed to a sanitarium somewhere. As if the brutality of marathon training weren’t enough (and I know how tough it is), I’m also going to add on the challenge of raising money for charity.

In particular, I’m going to take part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program. It’s one of their major fundraising initiatives, and has become the largest endurance sport training program in the world.

As a member of TnT, I’ll be getting coaching, training advice, and support every step along the way, while in return I raise money for the Society’s work.

Please make a donation, and help bring blood-related cancers to an end and improve the lives of people who suffer from them.

I’ve also set up a sister blog for regular updates on my training and fundraising.

Thanks for your support!

Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Not so close…I’ve got something…a bad fever. I get it every year about this time. I have marathon fever again.

It starts during the summer. A twitching in the legs. Deeper breathing. An obsession with mileage. An urge to wake up much earlier on weekends than I normally do for work. As the condition progresses, I feel the compulsive urge to run for hours and miles at a time, which helps ease the symptoms but doesn’t eliminate them.

Only a extended, all-consuming, 26-mile run can cure it. In many cases, this is enough for the patient to develop lifelong immunity. But some people, like me, get chronic cases that flare-up annually.