This evening I finally got back into the Couch to 5k program. I sorta fell out of the groove there for a couple of weeks. But I am back and am going to stick to it. I did find this week 3 run to be a bit more difficult than I anticipated. I didn’t make it through the first 3 minute run, but I was able to get through the second one and I added another 3 minute run onto the end to help me get back home a bit faster.
I also am changing my form while I run. I was having significant pain in my knees a couple of weeks ago. I believe it was because I was ‘heel running’ instead of ‘forefoot running’. To see what the difference is you can check out this site.
As I type this right now my knees don’t hurt at all from this evening’s run! Progress is being made!
I have been reading a good number of horror stories involving Vista SP1 the past few days. And since I am a glutton for punishment, or I just happen to have a Vista installation with nothing important on it, I decided to take the SP1 plunge. I fully expected to experience the ‘Blue Screen of Death’ or random driver errors. So, when I had a text book installation of the SP1 upgrade, I would have to say I was a bit disappointed. The installation took about an hour, and it worked flawlessly. I can’t find anything to spend countless hours trying to fix. Microsoft, you have a reputation to uphold, I should be scouring the web on a separate PC looking for fixes to get my Vista machine back up and running right now, but instead I find myself sharing with the world that Vista SP1 might actually be worth installing. However, I must add that I am not sure what new features, gizmos, or gadgets I may find in SP1. I just haven’t had enough time to explore it. And, then I have to admit that I am not extremely familiar with what Vista’s exhaustive feature set was before SP1 so I might not notice any feature enhancements.
Now for some more exciting news: Coming soon….
(the beta is being tested by geeks around the world as I type this…)