29 July 2010

Few Steps Forward, a Few Steps Back

Good news is that the crunch at work has passed, so back into the routine regarding spending more quality time at gym and in the kitchen.

Bad news is that my doctor thinks I need to get my knee scoped. Been nagging since a skiing injury over 15 years ago, but really becoming intolerable.

Such is life.

Hoping the local farm has the primo bacon back from processing this weekend.

24 July 2010

Shoes

Think the 12-14 hour days are at an end. Next week will be system reset time and time to get back on the horse.

Shown are some new purchases: The wife's Vibram Bikilas, and my Nike Free Run+.

The Bikilas are best described as like the KSO's, but with additional pads on the soles. They are not too raised - maybe 1/8" inch, and the purist may say they have too much sole. However, they really dont deviate much from the goal of breaking away from the free style shoe. The pads are independent and the side wall is still minimalist. I would suspect the remainder of the shoe will wear out long before the pads.

I am digging the Frees. Planned on doing some sprints in them this week, but (ironically) twisted my knee doing sprints with my old running shoes (Mizuno Wave Rider 11). So hoping the knee recovers soon. Discomfort still lingering.

Anyway, way back I was running with Asics GT-2110, which were fine. Then, I got the Mizunos. I thought my Mizunos were light when i got them a few years ago (11.2 oz), but the Nike Free Run+ are specified at 8.4 oz and I believe it. These things are like air. We'll see how it goes with running, but they may be a good intermediate step to getting used to sprints with my Vibram Sprints.

Also picked up some bison bacon, shown below from Yankee Farms. The stuff is wicked lean and second go around in cooking it, I had to add a little bacon grease to lubricate the pan. Has an interesting taste. Slightly gamey, but good. Regular pork bacon still carries the day regarding taste, though.
Weight drifting up into mid 150s and not looking forward to body fat measurement for August.