Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Getting in Motion

I have this strong urge to want to help people. From life changing to something as simple as giving directions to the courthouse (that seems to be the location everyone is looking for in downtown Oakland!)

While looking through various blogs, I came across this blog Runner's Lounge
There are not very many running blog/sites in Iowa and was excited to see that there are a few people out there among the cornfields!

Then this morning I was reading Amy's entry and was really touched.

I guess something as simple as writing down thoughts can make a difference!

Happy Running!

5 Comments:

Blogger Eudemus said...

That's very cool Brad. However, her comments make me wonder about the weather. While we are finally starting to get some warm weather here in California, we have nothing to simulate any sort of humidity. Are you doing anything particular to prepare? Perhaps your past will help you deal with it. I know that, personally, I can run in 100+ in the desert easier than I can run in 85+ in the humidity!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

Hi Brad,

Amy's Runners Lounge blogging friend, Tom, here. We both are enjoying your posts, and wish you the best. We have a feeling you're going to have an amazing experience on your run across Iowa. We're trying to orchestrate some hook up. If it's not Amy or me, perhaps another great Iowa or Southern Minnesotan who's traveling with you on your blog.

Keep us posted.

Tom

6:41 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

Steve...you're right about the heat! I went for a 6 mile run yesterday and noticed I went a little slower, but not much. Most of my running will be done in the cool of the VERY early morning. I'll be watching the weather reports and try to fit all of my running in weather under 80 degrees. (3am to 10am if need be)

10:21 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

Tom,
That would be great! I keep thinking about the llllooonnngggg stretch of road Iowan's call Highway 9. It's going to be a new mental challenge. Seeing the end the entire time running.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Sarah (PCTR) said...

You might want to consider doing a a few heat training runs before you leave, Brad. We find that it makes a HUGE difference when running in heat and/or humidity to have runs some one to two hour runs in lots of layers.

We wear long sleeves, tights, a hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, all covered by rain gear (also with the hood up) and gloves. We're miserable in nearly any weather while we're doing it - but it makes a really big difference when we finally end up in shorts and a top running in the heat and humidity.

Anyway, thought it might help if you can fit it in - but I know that you're super busy right now, too. At least you grew up in IA so you know what it feels like!

Have a blast out there - so many of us are looking forward to hearing/reading all about it!

Sarah

5:36 AM  

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