Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I just got back from an 8 mile run. I am not sure if I will have time on Thanksgiving to go for a run so I snuck one in today?? I really wanted to do a 5k run, but maybe next year.

I hope that you have a happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

More Running

I am on a running streak! I have been running like a mad man and I don't see to stop. I have a run 109.56 miles for the month of November. This is my third biggest month so far and I an not training for any races. Did I mention that I still have one more week left?

I have been running around 30 miles per week. I only have 125 miles left till 1,000. I am getting close....I think I will make it :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

What a day...

What a day so far. Not as crazy as yesterday. I went to the pool yesterday and I had no luck. I left my swimming shorts at home. There was no point in going back home. Oh well...I wouldn't have had much time to swim anyways.

I went back to the pool this morning and swam for about an hour. Not all of it was swimming. Today was the largest amount of swimming I have done in some time.

I swam 2,000 meters. There are 40 days left and my swimming goal is to reach 225,000 meters (150 miles). I only have 13,750 meters left to go. I might have to swim more meters each day just so I can reach my goal. The holidays are tricky and 2 days a week at 1,000m per day may not cut it.

Tis the season to be Jolly. I have a new coffee I brewed today. It's called English Caramel. Not bad.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tires, Running Update

New Tires
Check em out baby. Their hot, their cool, their expensive. I bought a new tire or two when I needed them. I waited about as long as I could to buy new tires for my car. I figure I would buy all four at the same time. I might split it up next time $450 for tires plus labor, plus an alignment plus an oil change is a bit much all at the same time.
Maybe I don't need new tires?? Maybe I should have waited and saved the money towards a new bike? Who am I kidding? I needed at least 2 new tires, and I have a kid on the way. Safety is most important. Now I can drive fast again. YEA!!

1,000 miles Update
168.09 miles left to run till the end of the year. I have 47 days left. I am on my way to success. The only problem is...I might need a new pair of shoes by new years? It's worth it.

Running off Steam
It seems like I have been on a mission. Running long distances and in the cold. I ran 10 miles today. 9 miles before work and 1 during. I dropped off my car to get my new tires. I ran a mile to work, dropped off my backpack, and ran 8 more miles. A little over hour later my car was ready. I ran back to the tire store and picked up my car. Running for a Reason!!!

During my runs, it seems that I have had more time to vent, process, and run off steam. Running will wear me out and I won't feel the need to drink. That is a good thing. I am too tired to get mad when I am finished.

Baby Greene Update
I won't have too many Baby Greene Updates because Nicole and I want to have everyone checkout our family blog. We are at 15 weeks today and we a doing great. We told almost everyone now. That was fun...what's next?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Greene Team Announcement

The Emerald Terrace Steakhouse
in Sage City
Would like to invite you to celebrate the signing of the Greene Team All-Stars Shortstop.

Join us in the month of November for our featured dessert:

“Play of the Day Shortstop Buns”

This delicious treat is baked fresh in our oven and made with
100% organic love from Mom & Dad.

There is just a sprinkling of grandpas’ spice and grandmas’ sass over top.

During the month of December,
we will exclusively
highlight Shortstop Buns in either:

Handsome boy’s huckleberry smile
Cherry-vanilla girl sweet cheeks

* Shortstop buns will be a permanent item
on our menu starting in May 2009.

Do you get it yet?

We're pregnant! Everything is going great and the whole world seems to think we'll be having a girl. Nicole and I are just so excited, we don't know what to do with ourselves. We will have family updates on our family blog about once a month for updated pregnancy news and pictures. Have a wonderful day.

Love, Eric and Nicole

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Big News

Big New is coming soon. Checkout the blog in the next few days...

Really big news...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

RMRR Trophy Series

Today was another RMRR Trophy Series Race. The race was held at Westminster City Park. I helped co-race direct today. What a great experience

Last Year:
Time: 1:01.43
Distance: 9 miles
Pace: 6:51/mile
Best mile: 5:49

This Year:
Time: 1:00:14
Distance: 9 miles (9.07 exact)
Pace: 6:39/mile
Best mile: 5:57

I was pretty happy with this year's run. A few things new, and a few things the same. Same: I missed my predict by about 1 min this year. I missed it by 2 min last year. Different: I kept a better pace this year. My first mile wasn't as crazy, but still fast. I had a few 7:30/miles last year, where this year I had one 7:13 and one 7:06.

I didn't hit the wall like last year. I had a gel at 30 min, which may have upset my stomach? I felt pretty crappy after the race. My stomach was doing numbers and I wasn't feel good. I hope it didn't show too much.

I feel like I trained better this year. My quest for 1,000 miles is getting closer every day. I am at the 775 miles mark. I can't wait till I am really close!

Check out our family blog to see some Halloween pictures