Scott H.

Scott H.

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8 Mile Finale plus some... 

  • Jun 25th, 2017 at 5:48AM

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OK...so let's just get this outa the way now - I LIKE RUNNING! (Yup, Matt B...I said it again...haha). After getting knocked off my plan last weekend I had to extend my K-Run Program by a week...and yes...this morning I completed the 8 mile finale. Well, 8.5 miles...I miscalculated a bit.

Last night I laid out my running clothes including my hat and iPOD. Bed at 11, alarm set for 6...and then...insomnia set in. For the life of me I could not fall asleep. I counted backwards from 100. I counted sheep...I tried that stretching thing we all read about...nothing. I kept thinking about the run, excited to get started...damn, it was like the night before Christmas! Then...Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz -------- 6am was on me and I felt soooooooooo sluggish I struggled to get outa bed. But, at 6:30am I was up, dressed and on the porch stretching. I decided to leave the iPOD behind - I wanted instead to hear the birds and the wind and take in the experience "unplugged". I wanted to hear the fog horns on the buoy(s) and Ferry boat horns...plus, I wanted to say "good morning" to those I passed and hear them say good morning back at me. Off I went...

My first mile was familiar...I had been here before...it is the beginning mile of almost every run during this Program. But then I took a right instead of my usual left and I found myself in unchartered territory. At mile 2 I hit the coastline and bam! ...headwinds...BIG headwinds. For the next 3 miles or so I was kicked, punched and slapped around by the blustery coastal winds...OMG...me feet are barely moving. Wait, my mantra...my mantra, "Everything is Possible". The good news...this was an out and back kinda route soooooooooooooo...30 minutes or so later - TAILWINDS...big tailwinds...and just in a nick-of-time.

What a run. At one point my left leg went numb. Then my right knee started to ache. Another mile goes by and my lower back starts to tighten --- and with about a mile to go even my hands felt sore!!! I ran faster! Almost home. 1 hour, 26 minutes and 31 seconds later I was back on the porch. Wow, are you kidding me? This is something I have NEVER done, nor did I ever think I would...remember Scott...you do not like running!

Well K-Run changed all that. What a great run! What a great Program. Did I follow the diet as I should have...NO. Did I do every workout as prescribed...NO. Did I eliminate alcohol over these past 6, I mean 7 weeks...NO. But did I run? ...YES I DID. I ran at midnight. I ran at sunrise. I ran on the dreadmill. I ran in the Arizona heat. I ran at night. And I looked forward to it every time. I read the lessons and I learned. I read the blogs and was inspired. In a word this Program was - AWESOME! I have found a new wellness tool for the routine. Running is now not the mystery it once was. The breakdown of running -- the muscles, the techniques, the breathing, the stride, lean ...plus the build up of speed and endurance over time...genius!

To my OHIO Teammates - Thank you. I appreciated our teamwork. I enjoyed following your journey. And thank you for checking in on my blog now and then. The Kommunity is the fuel that drives us all.

A high-5 to our AT, Sara. Sara you were always there to pick us up and dust us off and then say, "just get the heck out there and do it!" Best wishes and good luck to you in your pursuit of Kenzai Trainer. You will be joining an extraordinary group of folks.

And Captain Ward...THANK YOU x 100 and also a high-5. Your perspective is delightful to be a part of and your passion and enthusiasm is contagious. Having followed your banter and camaraderie I was thrilled to this time have a front row seat.

So what's next? Either K-life with a bit of ocean swimming, biking and a bit of running mixed in, or, July Reboot with some swimming, biking and running.

Jeesh, I like running...who'd ever have thunk it.

(Picture is the BIG bridge, aka JAWS bridge...this was my destination today, out and back)

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9 comments

Haider A.Haider A.Alumni
about 4 years ago

Nothing left to say. High 5!


    Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Member
    about 4 years ago

    Congrats! Nice to add another skill to the repertoire. May you enjoy many more runs in that lovely location you call home.


      Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Member
      Trainerabout 4 years ago

      Now that's a way to finish off a program! Way to not only take on a program that was totally new to you, but to fully embrace it and turn a skill that you never thought you'd have into something you're now excited about doing. Well done and congrats...Runner!!!


        Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Member
        about 4 years ago

        Wait, my mantra...my mantra, "Everything is Possible".

        Fantastic! Gold Star

        July is going to be great

        Go Team Go


          Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
          Head Trainerabout 4 years ago

          Like a kiddo at xmas, you just couldn't wait to barrel down those stairs in your stocking feet and unwrap the presents under the tree, Scott! 'Cept your present was grueling 8.5 mile grind following a week of extra credit running. Dang. Hardcore. Or was your present a new found love of running. Whatever the case Scott, big ups for the following:

          *Finishing with integrity
          *Being a great teammate
          *Being human. Highs. Lows. You blogged it out
          *Keeping an open mind about running
          *Reppin' the Beast Coast!

          COMPLETE! Now it is time to celebrate like Robert Shaw and Roy Scheiderο»Ώ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHtuOgtlUjg


            Patsy N.Patsy N.Kenzai Member
            about 4 years ago

            Congratulations Scott! It was pleasure to follow you on your blogs. Thanks for the inspiration. See you in another program.


              Sara PittmanSara PittmanKenzai Member
              Assistant Trainerabout 4 years ago

              Congrats Scott! Fabulous job smashing those goals and it's been great to have you on this training programme. You've truly been bitten by the running bug !
              See you on the blogs :) πŸƒπŸΌπŸƒπŸΌπŸƒπŸΌπŸƒπŸΌπŸƒπŸΌπŸƒπŸΌ


                Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Member
                Trainerabout 4 years ago

                Well done man! Congrats on completing K-Run! Another string to your exercise bow brother!


                  Vasie S.Vasie S.Alumni
                  about 4 years ago

                  Congrats Scott on more than a solid finish! And even better that you actually like running too! Super! But with the views you have there I can see why. Enjoy it and happy running! :-)


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