Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Diggin the Snow

Holly crap the season have changed from a mild fall to weekly snow storms. I'm really digg'in the snow, but it's change my approach to working out. Mainly running. It takes a little more motivation to get me outside these days.

I've learned two new tricks this year both involve my feet. Number one. If you drive a small half inch sheet metal screw into the tread of your shoe it works like a low cost running spike. I swear by this and it gives you enough traction to keep you upright and you'll never worry about sliding down an icy frozen surface. You might ask. Does the screw ever poke through to your foot......and that would be a "hell no". They don't fall out. They don't rip or shred your shoe. I've got a few twenty mile runs on these and they are still working well.

The other thing I've learned to keep your feet warm. Did you know that if you slather a thin layer of Vaseline on your feet then sprinkle Cyan Chili Pepper over your feet they will stay nice and tingly warm. It feels a little strange but it works. Cyan Chili Pepper has the same active ingredient as in a over the counter pain reliever called Zostrix. Some people use this instead of Using Chili Powder, but back in the old mountaineering days they used to Chili Powder. Word to the wise. Don't get it on your hands. If you rub your eyes or your sack, you will hate yourself. After your run. Wash you feet well. Soap and water. Then use hand lotion on your feet after you dry off. That will de-activate the pepper. And what the hell put the lotion on your sack too. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW.

One last thought. Are your feet cold. Well are your shoes too tight. Loose shoe = warm feet.

This is Hanks Dirty Harry look.
Do you feel lucky PUNK...Well do ya?

Da Da Daaa! I'm super dog.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ready for the Holidays

Took me all week but the tree is up!