Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I ran yesterday

So after the 5k a while back I was severely disappointed in my ability to run.  I knew I had just gave blood a few days before, but I didn't think it would have that big of an effect on me.  It did.  It was hard and my heart rate stayed in the 190s anytime I ran/jogged.  I knew I hadn't ran in a while, but I didn't think I was in that bad of shape.

Yesterday proved to be different.  I ran and my heart rate was right where it had been before I quit running.  I can't say that I am right with where I was, but I can say that I can certainly run more than 3 minutes at a time like I was when I started running last time. I made it my usual loop in just about the same time as I previously had, granted my legs were well rested so that really helped. 

Anyway, I ran.  It felt good, but I am sore today.  I am going to try just doing 3 runs this week to give my legs a chance to catch back up before I really make them work again. 

Thanks for reading!

Friday, September 7, 2012

I have not been running

Just wanted to give you a heads up for anyone that actually has been reading this.  The last day I ran is actually the last day I blogged on here.  (Other than a 5k I attempted to run about 2 weeks ago) I was dealing with a few issues and so I had to stop running for a bit to recover from it and haven't been able to get myself to start running again.

I am hoping to start running again next week.  Just have to start from scratch again, so its not going to be fun. 

Also, I am going to need new shoes before too long and I have always been a New Balance fan.  In-fact, I have wore the same series since I was in middle school.  They fit my feet perfectly.  However, I want to try out the new Vibram five finger shoes, so I have a decision to make, plus I have to save so that I can actually afford them.

Monday, July 23, 2012

HRM Day 15

Well, things are going pretty much the same way.  I have started running 5 days a week for about 30 minutes.  I have unfortunately, been walking a little of that, but I have a target heart rate that I have to stay above so the walks aren't long.

The last couple times I have ran have been rather hard and today my left calf really started hurting while running.  I have to admit, my body is in pain like it wasn't with just starting running the past few months.  I know no pain, no gain, so I welcome it, but its just not fun. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

HRM Day 4

Well....I found something interesting this morning before I took off on my run.  I located in the watch portion of the HRM where is designates what my max heart rate is.  This whole time I thought it would calculate it based on my height, weight, and age.  Guess not.  Anyway, it was a little off so I adjusted it.  Made my workout a little easier, which I needed today.  I want so much to just stay in bed for an extra 45 min.

Anyway, it was a 32 min run, burning nearly 450 calories.  I love knowing I have burned that many so early in the morning.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

HRM Day 3

This whole 5 days a week thing is kinda hard right now.  My legs are burning and getting up early to run after a rough night of sleep makes things even more of a challenge.

On the other hand, actually completing 3 days of 30 minute workouts and actually sweating for a change helps me to feel somewhat accomplished.  I can't say that I have lost any weight since I started running, but I have a feeling this will be different.

To help in all of this, I have decided to ween myself off of Caffeine for the most part.  Over the past 6 months or so I have had several instances in which my head was pounding and I got sick to my stomach but as soon as I drank some caffeine I felt better.  I don't want a dependency on it and I know it will only hinder my ability to get in shape so I am going to try and back away from a 2 year addiction to it. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day 2

So...I am going to try and use the HR Monitor at least 5 times  a week.  I get more points at work based on how many days I do it and if you do 5 you get bonus points. Plus, I figure I have been slacking long enough....not really losing any weight...and not really getting any better at running. 

For some reason, (I haven't researched it yet) my HRM decided to increase my target heart rate for the day.  Yesterday it was at 131 but today it was at 141 which forced me to run even more than I had been.  This felt good when I finished, but my legs are sore today and they haven't been that way in a while.

Overall it was a good day.  It was a success in that I completed the 30 minute workout and burned almost 500 calories in the process. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Day 1...Heart Rate Monitor

So, though my work I was able to get a Heart Rate Monitor that I am going to try to start using.  My job offers a few incentives to live a healthy active lifestyle and using a Heart Rate Monitor is one way to show that I am at least trying.

When I use the monitor I have to keep my heart rate at atleast 60% of my max heart rate for 30 minutes.  I don't know if it is accurate or not, but it says my resting rate is 90 which means my target heart rate is 131.  It wasn't heard to do, just took some getting use to and was a motivation to keep moving.  Its nice being able to actually track how hard my workouts were.  The scarey part is that according to a lot of charts, I was pretty close to my max heart rate for a while. 

Anyway, once I figure out how the whole thing works maybe I can post some of the stats on here and can track how it is working. 

In case you are wondering, here is the new monitor. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Day...who knows what day...

Alright, so today is day 112.  I used a day calculator to figure it out. 

Sorry I haven't been posting lately.  I have some what been discouraged lately with my ability to stay consistent and being able to just make it 15 minutes.  I feel like I have closer to where I started than where I was a month ago. 

I have still been doing the same run the last few times I have ran.  14 minutes with a 1 minute walk split up.  I want to run longer and farther I just haven't been able to get the drive to do it lately.  I had a lot of other things going on, but most of them are done now so hopefully I will be able to get more consistent and start improving again.

Oh, I ordered a heart rate monitor and watch to start wearing when I run.  I can't wait to get that.  Hopefully it will help some too.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 95??? I'm not sure

Well...I'm gonna go with saying today is day 95 of this journey.  I couldn't bring myself to post last week after it was such a hard week running and I failed to run the 3 days like I wanted to.  I was able to put in 2 days where I am at 14 min runs, with a 1 min walk split up.  I think I am going to re-evaluate how I am doing things.  After giving blood, running is so much more difficult, that I am having a hard time staying motivated.

Anyway, I ran the same thing today.  It got easier, but still hurt.  I am going to get 3 runs in this week for sure.  I have to.  I have to get better at this.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day 88

Ahh...Not another day that I liked.  Same run as Tuesday.  14 min with a minute walk split up in the middle.  I can really feel how the blood donation really effected my bodies ability to get oxygen where it needed it. 

Today my left foot started hurting, not fun.  I hope it has to do with the blood donation, and not a sign that a need new shoes or something.  (I do need new shoes, just don't want to buy them....lol)  Anyway, Beautiful weather, perfect day for a run, just I wasn't up for the mental challenge.  Hopefully Saturday.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 86 --- too long in between

So...I didn't run Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.  It was a long weekend with it being Memorial Day and all, plus I gave blood last Thursday which made running Friday not sound like a lot of fun.  This morning wasn't very easy.   The weather was perfect.  It was light out.  I felt good...until I started to run.  I ran 14 min with a 1 min walk broken up in 30 second increments in the middle of the run, but that was because I really felt the strain on my legs this time.  What's worse is I still felt out of breath when I got to work an hour and a half later. 

Today is one of those days when it seems somewhat hopeless to keep running and that is when I remind myself, "I am doing it for my kids."

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 80...not so good

Well....today was a pretty bad run.  I went for a 20 min run but gave in and walked 2 times during the run.  I ran a little over 1.5 miles before I did, but none-the-less I gave in.  It wasn't even that I was tired or sore, it was just that I gave in and didn't have the self control to keep going.  I have got to work on that if I ever want to get to a place where I can run longer.  It's just so easy to fall into the trap of giving in and just walking. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 77

Got out of bed later than I wanted to today, so I just ran my 15 min route.  Felt good, but I was sore afterwards this AM.  I gotta quit skipping so many days and trying to make up for it.  On the positive sided, it really wasn't that hard of a run and got over 2 miles in.

Day 76

Not really running, but I walked for about 3 miles.  It was somewhat of a way to take it easy on my feet as they still have rather large blisters from the 5k last week.  Felt good and was more leisurely than anything. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day 72 ... My feet hurt

So after I wrote Monday, I found out the 5k at work was on Wednesday.  I prepared myself for it, and was sure to do better this time.  I got up got everything ready to bring to work, only when arriving to work I realized I had forgotten my shoes. 

Knowing a lot of runners and having ran a lot before myself, I decided I can just run barefoot.  I have done it before, and lots of people do it.  I just haven't done it recently.

The run started off great, but about 15 min in, I could feel the blisters starting to form. The ground was warm, but there was plenty of grass to run on most of the time.  It didn't help too much.  I ended up walking more than I wanted to, but still finished at 36 min.  It was only after the fact that I learned it wasn't actually a 5k but 3.8 miles instead of 3.1, which makes me feel better about my time.

Needless to say, I am now dealing with the blisters as I used to.  They do hurt, but I have had worse and this pain shall pass and all will be back to normal.  It will just help me be a better runner and I can say I ran almost 4 miles barefoot.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 70 - 20 Min

So, I did it.  I ran the full 20 min.  Not really that long, but I reached that barrier that I had been struggling to cross. It felt good.  I ran my usual route backwards, but little did I realize how much of it was going to be uphill.  It was a push to do it, but I felt better for having done it.

I was passed by another man running this morning, and it reminded me of the time when I could like he did.  Uninhibited by my added weight and lack there of physical fitness.  I wish I could get to that point again, but it will take some serious work to do it.  I guess I have to convince myself that I am up to the challenge.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 68

18 min... Not really what I wanted to do, but I gave my self the excuse that I couldn't run up that last hill.  Most of my run is hills and so by the time I get to the last one (and its all up hill) I play quite the game with myself.  Most of the time I give up before the run even starts.  Hence the 18 min instead of 20.  I need to overcome that, just haven't made myself do it yet. 

The run felt good.  I got out before 6 and it was around 56 degrees.  I would love to get out for another run this weekend, but we shall see.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day 66

Another 17 min run for me today.  I had a hard time getting out of bed, and made the excuse that I didn't have time for the additional 3 min.  However, I think I did walk close to 5 min after I quit running, so I am sure I had the time.  Felt better than Monday, but still not where I want it to be.

Lets see how Friday goes.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 64

So, I pretty much did the exact same thing I did Friday. (17 min) Only it followed a weekend of lots of hard work in the yard, which helped quite a bit I think.  I feel somewhat stuck in that I don't really want to run more than that, although I need to.  I'm going to shoot for 20 min on Wednesday and hopefully beat out the this block in my head.

It was kind of rainy this morning, but it was only a mist, so it wasn't bad.  Pretty good run overall I would say. 

I think I have my next two 5ks planned.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 61

So, I signed up for a 5k in may. Again its at my work so I am somewhat dreading the the run.  Like I said, its the hardest 5k I have ever ran. 

Anyway, I went out and had a 17 min run this morning.  It felt better than Wednesday for sure, but it was still rough.  If I want to finish that 5k in any decent time I need to run 20 min each run next week.  I would hope by that week I am running 30 min a week.  Guess I need to step it up a bit.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 59

Well....its been a while since I blogged about my runs.  I didn't make it out Friday as I had to be at work early, but I did Saturday.  Then Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday it rained so that made it challenging.  I did make it out this morning but again only for a 15 min run. 

One thing I did notice the last couple days is that I have been extremely tired.  My wife pointed out last night that it was probably because I hadn't been running.  While I don't feel completely different today, I do feel a whole lot better.

I guess I will see how the next couple days go.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 52

Its hard to believe its been 52 days already and I have already completed one 5k.

My run this morning didn't quite go like what I wanted it to.  First, I didn't feel very well at the beginning of the run.  I was tired and it felt like I hadn't run in days.  I completed a 15 min run, but I really wanted to do more.

I had to be at work at 7:30 this morning so that meant I had to get up and extra 30 min earlier than I already was.  I knows its only 30 min, but that is an hour before I used to get up when I didn't run.

I hope Friday turns out to be a better run and that I actually am able to complete running 3 times this week.  I guess I had probably start looking at when to change it to 5 times a week...

Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 50

So....you may have noticed I skipped a day.  I really want to get to where I am running 5 days a week (at least) but so far I haven't gotten myself to do it yet. My kids have been sick and keep me awake quite a bit of the night which really makes getting up 30 min to an hour before I have to very challenging. 

I did get up and run today, but only for 15 min.  I almost didn't get out of bed in time because I was so tired, but I did none-the-less.  I waited till the very last moment before I got up, made the 15 min run, and then went on to get ready for the day.  Felt good, but was a little harder as I had skipped a day and I am sure that wasn't good for building endurance.

Anyway, there is always this week to make it back to 3 times a week.

Wish me luck.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day 45

Another 20 min day. Felt good, but was really tough. I thought I would run a different route today, but I forgot that the second half of it was pretty much all up hill. My legs were killing me. I just had to remind myself that 5ks won't be flat, I WILL need the strength to run uphill if I ever actually want to be able to actually run one. It felt good to want to quit, but keep pushing through. Can't wait to be able to run 30 min. :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Day 43...part 2

So I did it....I ran 20 min without stopping.  Yes compared to college when it was an hour or more that is nothing, but it is a big deal to me.  It was one of those walls I had to deal with so long ago.  My body was saying you need to stop, your hurting me, while my mind was saying..."you're lying"  I'm quite sure how far I ran, but over 2.5 miles for sure.  Felt good to run, but boy were my legs sore.  I don't like that I didn't run the past few days, but knowing that I was able to get back on track and actually run what I had planned was a great feeling.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Day 43...failure to run

So....Friday it was POURING down rain, Saturday I couldn't leave the kids, Sunday I was too tired, and this morning was excessively  windy. I am just saying all that, because I have failed to run the last 5 days and I need to get back out and do it.  I plan on doing it tonight.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day 38....

So, this morning was a bit different.  I knew my distance I was running.  My lovely wife decided the other day to go back through a path that we walked to see exactly how far it was that we walked.  When she told me the distances, it gave me some sort of indication as to how fast I was currently running.  I admit after running that 5k so slow the other day I was a little disappointed.  However, this morning when I ran the two mile stretch in under 15 min, I was relatively pleased.  Sure its not near the time I used to run, but none-the-less it is a time I can be pleased with.

Now that I know this, I can better plan various routes and try to work up to running 3 to 5 miles in the mornings.  2 miles is nothing now, it was a little rough at parts because the whole middle part is up and down hills, but I have strength to run farther.

So...I didn't run my 20 min like I had planned on Monday, but I will on Friday for sure.  The hardest part is making sure I get my butt out of bed so that I have plenty of time to actually run what I want to and not feel like it is going to put me behind the rest of the day.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Day 36

Pretty easy today. Legs feeling better...much better. Run was great. I Ran 15 min followed by a 5 min walk. I plan on running atleast 20 on wednesday. We shall see how that goes. I think the 5k put in perspective how short I have been running. I do think though that my pace is picking up quite a bit from teh first week or so, but the endurance still really needs the extra work. That is all...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Day 33..still trying to recover

Well....I made it out for another runt this morning.  It was quite a bit colder than it has been earlier in the week.  Monday it was almost 90...this morning below 40. 

I was able to run for 10 min with a short walk followed by another 5 min run.  After those hills the other day my legs are killing me and I really felt in the 5 min as a big portion of that was uphill as well.  Other than that I felt pretty good during the run and after the short walk break in the middle I probably could easily ran for 10 instead of 5 if it hadn't been for my calves.

I'm planning on going out for another run tomorrow if for no other reason that to stretch out my legs again.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Day 31....5k

Well, it was a perfect day for a 5k.  The course was a bit different than I expected. From what I looked at before it appeared that the last quarter to half mile was going to be up hill.  That would be a real challenge, but not as challenging as what the course turned out to be.  It started off really nice.  A slight uphill for a quarter mile followed by a downhill for a quarter mile.  Then it hit you.  The whole middle of the course was up hill with a couple short flat areas.  My legs were killing me.  I didn't really want to walk any of it, but I ended up walking about 20 percent of it, but still got a time of a little over 36 min.  That being said the two that had a shorter time than me ran the whole thing, so I must have really pushed the first part of the run because they only got 32 and 34 min.

I was thinking last night about how 9 years ago I would have ran that around 20 min probably.  Mostly because it was probably one of the hardest courses I have ever ran and I don't know how well I would have done up against that many hard up hills.  Combine that with the extra 60lbs I am now carrying and while I am not please with my time, it wasn't terrible considering.  9 years ago it would have been completely unacceptable. 

Well, I guess I better find another one to run and start planning for it.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Day 26 and Day 29

So...I forgot to blog about my last two runs.  I've been quite busy and excited at work about getting a new computer and video editing software to go along with it. 

Day 26 was a rough morning.  My son didn't want to let me go outside and my wife having been up quite a bit over the night I wanted to let her rest so I ran short on time.  I was able to go out for a run, but it was only a 12 min run followed by a 2 min walk.  Felt good....longest I have ran in a while.

Day 29 was similar to Day 26 only I had more time.  I was able to get out and run a full 15 min without walking which was an accomplishment for me, since I hadn't done that in a while.  It felt good, but I was sore afterwards.

Tomorrow is the big day.  I don't have my run in the morning, but rather I have the 5k at work tomorrow night. Its not really a race and I didn't really expect to be running a 5k so quickly, but here goes nothing.

Wish me luck.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 24...

Well... another day done as far as running is concerned.  I did lengthen my running time to 12 min for the first run.  I followed it by a 2 min walk, 4 min run, 2 min walk.  I am somewhat anxious about the 5k run next week as it has been ever so long since I have done one. 

My legs were a little sore today, but I feel the affects of the blood donation finally wearing off.  I'm not really running that hard anyway.  Although I did notice I made it farther today than I have recently in the same amount of total time.  I must be at least running a little bit faster. 

Can't wait to find out what my time is for a 5k so I can actually know somewhat about what my time is for a mile.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 22...just another day

Nothing really to report today.  Was an easier run for sure, but still not the endurance I am hoping for.  Ran 10 min, walk 2 min, ran 6 min, walked 2 min.  Nothing fantastic. 

Today during my run I began to think about the good ol' days when I could run a 5k in Less than 18 min and I began to wonder what it would feel like to do that again.  It's been a long time, and I really don't like not being able to run that far that fast.  Hopefully someday I will run a sub 6 min mile again.  For now...its just a dream.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 19: A week of rain

So...it has pretty much been raining all week.  At least in the mornings when I need to run.  Needless to say, I still got up and put in my time.  Today I got up and did a 10 min run, 3 min walk, 5 min run, 2 min walk.  I consider it a success after I know my body is still dealing with not being able to transport oxygen like it should do to giving blood on Tuesday. 

On another note, I have scheduled my first 5k.  April 4, 2012, my place of employment is hosting a 5k run/walk for all of the employees to try and raise some funds for the Ronald McDonald house.  They are even going to do at the end of the day so we get out of work to do it.  Not a bad trade I guess, plus I get my first 5k out of the way with very little pressure or push for a great time.  Should be a challenging course as the last half mile is up hill.  I guess its a good thing that my morning run consists of several hills.  Hopefully I will up to running 15 min at time by then...I could always push the last little bit and make it I think.

Anyway, I can still feel the effects of the blood donation, but overall it was a great run today and I feel good.  First time going to work all week and not really needing a cup of coffee.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 17: Rain and Giving Blood

This morning was an interesting run to say they least.   I set my alarms (yes there are 2 of them) to get up this morning and one of them didn't go off so I woke up late.  I felt good, so I was thinking today was going to be a good run.  Then I stepped outside....it was raining.  Not that big of a deal, I used to run in the rain all the time.  It felt good other than the fact that I gave blood yesterday.  I started thinking in the middle of my run that my HS coach used to tell the runners that were old enough to donate not to because it would affect their workouts and races. 

Needless to say, I found out what she meant.  The run was harder than I expected for sure.  I ended up running for 10 min, walking for 2 min, running for 1 min, and then walking for 5.  Not a huge success in the mental side of things, but after doing some research I learned that it can take you 2 to 4 weeks to recover after giving blood.  I didn't realize it would take that long.

I guess we will see what happens on Friday.  Guess I had better start chugging the water.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 15

Will, I decided to change things up a bit today. 10 min run, 2 min walk, 5 min run, 3 min walk.  I figure it is about time to start grouping the runs together and getting them a little bit longer if I ever want to get to a 5k endurance again. 

The run felt good other than my left foot started hurting.  I'm not real certain as to what it is, but a large portion of the first part of my run was hills so that really shortens the stride out. 

Another thing to note is that my hands seem to hurt after I run. I am going to try and pay attention to if I am keeping them tense the whole time.  If I am that is for sure unneeded tension on my body while I run. 

Well, thanks for reading...feel free to leave any comments if you have any suggestions or thoughts.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Day 12

Well....another week complete with a 7 min run, 2 min walk, 6 min run, 2 min walk, 3 min run, 2 min walk.  Overall a decent run, but boy am I tired from getting up early to run.  Legs still really aren't sore afterwards, but they sure are during the run. Maybe I am ready to start running longer. 

The only hard part about running in the morning is that if you are still tired its easier to convince yourself it is ok to walk.  I am really working on not giving in, but it ever so tempting to just walk earlier and not push myself to make the times I set to run. 

Anyway, I am excited to have made it two weeks.  Lets see what next week holds.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Saw this and Had to Share

Just wanted to share what looks to be one of most fun races you could be apart of.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 10 - Little Reminders

Well...its still hard adjusting to the time change, but I made it out of bed.  I ran 6 min, walked 2 min, ran 6 min, walked 2 min, ran 3 min, walked 2 min.  Blah..I know its boring, but it will be a reminder for me when I come back to read this and see where I've come.

My coach in High School always taught me to write down my training and information so that I would have it to reflect on.  Every day after cross country we did this and stored them in a folder.  At the end of High School she gave them to us so that we could remember where had come from.

A couple other little reminders came to me this morning as I was running and feeling the tension in my legs.  Back in the day (lol) I was always one to remind people to drop their shoulders when they run and let your arms relax.  Carrying your shoulders high just adds to more work the body has to do.

The other key that I always have to remind myself is that I need to lengthen my stride.  I remember actively working on this in the early days of running and how much easier it is to run with you can go farther forward with each step and being able to take fewer steps to cover the distance.  It also aids in the impact you have on the ground, which in the long run will save your legs and back from pain and destruction that could occur from running on harder surfaces like asphalt or concrete.

Overall, my legs don't really hurt after the runs anymore, just during.  Being able to stretch and walk around really has helped the overall pain.  Now to just build up the endurance again.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 8

Well...time changed this weekend so it made getting up ever so much harder. The run went really well.  I tried an alternative route and to push my self to run a little longer.  I ran 6 min, walked 2 min, ran 6 min, walked 3 min, ran 3 min, walked 2 min.  I am still trying to decide if I like this method or not.  It feels like I am constantly trying to talk myself out of wanting to walk earlier or feeling like I need the walk.  In the past I have been able to just take the focus off of that, but simply telling myself I wont walk.

I certainly feel like the running is beginning to help somewhat with clearing my head and helping me be able to focus more...no if I could only get it to help me lose weight.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Day 5 - Almost Kicked my butt

So...today almost kicked my butt.  Two nights ago my daughter decided not to sleep more than an hour at a time all night.  I think I finally was able to squeeze in a total of three hours before having to work a 14 hour day at work.  Which made sleeping last night ever so more enjoyable and harder to get up this morning to actually do it.  I turned my alarm of, and "forgot" to get up.  30 min after I planned to get up one of my boys woke me and I struggled with wanting to say forget the run today. 

After a couple minutes I decide I had better go ahead and do it.  If I start to use excuses now, it will only make things harder later.  It was a very cold 32°, but I was able to make it through.  I ran 6 min, walked 2 min, ran 5 min, walked 2 min, ran 3 min, walked 3 min. 

Overall, felt good.  I'm tired, but know that in the long run its a little pain here for a lot of gain later. 

Oh how I miss the days of being able to run for 45 min and it not feel like a stretch at all.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day 4

Quick and easy post today. Another day of stretching and walking some stairs at work. My legs feel a lot better today. Lets see if they stay that way throughout the day.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012