Sunday, December 30, 2018
I used to be a good runner, completing marathons in the 3:30-4:00 range and ran a mile in just over five minutes. As of last week I weighed 228. When I was running fast I was 186. So starting over requires logged a lot of miles to reduce weight and strengthen the muscles and bones again.
Today I'm down to 220 and the last couple weeks of jogging are starting to feel good. I'm off to a good start for 2019.
Saturday, December 29, 2018
I went a little further today continuing to test my legs and build some running base. Endurance running is a game of patience and dedication. I plan to make both virtues my mantra in 2019.
Friday, December 28, 2018
I have seven in 1:64 scale now. These three are my favorites. They represent the Weissach version of the 918. One even came with a trailer and Cayenne to pull it.
Cool thing is each is from a different manufacturer. The black/red is Hot Wheels, the white/orange is Majorette and white/red is Maisto.
Thursday, December 27, 2018
I just ordered a pair of the new Porsche Design Endurance Boost 2.0 running shoes. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Endurance Boost 1.0 shoes and now have 160 miles on them. They'll last another 100 miles or so, but I'd like to have another pair ready to replace them. The 2.0 version looks a little cooler, but they're basically the same shoe. I'll take some comparison photos when they arrive.
I just love my 2006 Cayenne S. We've been through a lot together. Long trips, extreme winter weather, towing cars stuck in the snow, off road, carrying the bicycles around, winning Concours d'Elegance events and even a huge dirt storm causing a complete repaint. I replaced the spark plugs, ignition coil packs and air filters and changed the oil a couple weeks ago and now rotating the tires. Next on the list are the brakes. I have all the rotors and pads sitting in the garage and will change them out as soon as the wear indicators light up.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Monday, December 24, 2018
I do have to watch out for over use injuries though. I'm no stranger to these. I tend to get overexcited and pile the miles on too early. I'll try to learn from my past mistakes and include enough rest days in my comeback trail.
And once again, my shoes of choice are the Porsche Design EC Running shoes. Maybe not the fastest of my PD athletic shoes, but they are the most comfortable and durable. Perfect for slow reentry running.
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Today I was back out again running slow, although I felt good and a little faster than two days ago. But then again, I'm still way off my goal pace for sure.
My New Year's resolution is to get out for way more running in 2019. I'm feeling I'm ready for it. Onwards!
Friday, December 21, 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
VW is connected to Porsche from way back when Ferdinand Porsche designed the VW Beetle.
My collection includes two VW transport vans Porsche used in the early 1970s and a recent Hot Wheels "Urban Outlaw" 356 and VW transport combo.
Nice scale cars!
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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