A Weekend of Family, Running, Painting, and X-Men

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I hope you’re off to a great start on this Memorial Day weekend. I haven’t posted at all this week because of a heavy work schedule and painting inside the house. I have a lot of new info to pass on regarding compression gear, bio mechanical running shoes, night time running, and plenty of wearable tech news. But that can wait it’s a 3-day weekend!

Western Springs Tower Trot

Saturday morning I’m running in the 37th annual Western Springs Tower Trot. It’s a 5K/10K that winds through the neighborhoods of the town I live in. The course used to run through downtown Western Springs past the Water Tower (hence part of the name), but I think logistic required that it move to avoid trains and traffic.

I tried to find a recent picture of the trot but I found this old one that shows the water tower.


I’ve only run once this week so I’m anticipating fresh legs. Running once wasn’t by design but only because it’s all that I had time for this week – call it a forced taper.

I’m usually pretty disciplined when it comes to exercise but this past week was a monster. With a packed worked schedule, I couldn’t find the time to make it to the gym.

I was introduced to the term “Calendar Bomb”. Imagine if you will, you’re work calendar has a couple of meetings and it’s very manageable. Then, without warning, you day is consumed with last minute meetings. Some that just popped up and others that were scheduled for a while and someone forgot to include. Yeah, that’s been my week.

I’m no different that an anyone else when it comes to work schedule cycles. I remind myself that it’s temporary and not to get too overwhelmed and lose focus on running and eating healthy. The eating healthy part went out the window starting Monday but I’ve been able to right that ship by week’s end.

X-Men Days of Future Past

I’ve been waiting a long time for this movie. I’m a fan of the X-Men both comic and movies. But I have to pull a penalty flag on “The Last Stand”. That was a real stinker. It was actually the first and last X-Men movie my wife watched. I might have scarred her for life but I insist that the first two are solid, and don’t forget “First Class”!

I have watched enough trailers to certify this movie as: Awesome. Here’s one:

Plenty of Time with Family

Last but certainly not least for this weekend, I’ll have plenty of time with my family. The weekend is going to be beautiful in the Chicago area so we’ll have plenty of time to be outside. My 5 year old has a soccer game but I’m really hoping to spend some time playing catch with him.





Other than a soccer game and my race, there isn’t a whole lot going on…that is if you count the painting in my basement. We just had some work done to turn our basement from a dungeon to a livable, friendly area. To finish it off, it needs to be painted and something done with the floor. If my wife was wondering where the romantic part of the weekend lies, it’s painting the color “Mountain Hideaway”.


Have a great weekend and check back next week for plenty on technology for health and fitness!



    • Chris Narbone says

      X-Men movie was a lot of fun. Depending on how much of a fan you of the X-Men, you might to see it in the theater – awesome visual effects!

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