Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Caps lost...but here's new photos!

Lousy Montreal and their beast of a goalie. *sigh* By the way, I was participating in the fine tradition of the NHL playoff beard. You keep it growing until your team wins the Stanley Cup or gets knocked out. :P

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Your help is needed

So, I'd like to branch out my 5Ks a bit to include areas in Virginia where my family could come support me or even join me! So, just asking if you keep your eyes/ears open for 5Ks in your area that are on Saturday or Sundays. Thanks much! :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Yes, it's back.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Let's Go Caps!

Alright...time to use the luck of my favorite sports team ever (the Saints) winning the Super Bowl this year to my second favorite DC sports team (behind DC United)...

The NHL's Capitals!

They are the number one seed in the East and a favorite to win the Stanley Cup this year. First up is the first game tonight in a series against the Montreal Canadiens. Let's go CAPS!!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The month of races continues

Have yet another 5k Friday this week along with that 5K in Loudon County on Sunday morning. That morning will equal waking up super early to drive the 30-40 miles right past Leesburg. Although one recently discovered snag with that one, being that I'm not allowed to wear headphones! Grrr...that will make the race even longer than they feel sometimes. Nevertheless, I may try and wear my iPod sans the phones so I can still track my miles.

Oh, and I've been a bit of a celebrity on my apartment building's blog as of late. Here's the latest quote:

"Staying fit in Crystal City: 5K Fridays (Mikey runs them, so let him know on Facebook if you run them too) til the end of April...."

Yay! :) Oh, and before you ask, no responses. :P

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Latest 5K Results

Well, it was chillier and a bit more windy for this this 5K Friday...and I ran the race pretty well. Except for the fact one of my shoelaces loosened up around mile 2! Grrrr...nevertheless, this weeks time was better than last week. Check for yourself:

Last week's time is first, then this week's. If it weren't for my lace pit-stop I woulda been under 25 min, Grrrrr

Michael Lynch 31 M Arlington VA 25:17 25:03

Side note, I need to recalibrate my Nike+ sensor since it has measured the last two 5k's @ 2.4 miles when it should be 3.1. Off to a local High School track to do such a thing tomorrow!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


The Washington Post has been sponsoring this art contest around Easter for the last 4 years that involves the standard Easter candy known as Peeps. Check out this year's gallery...I think some of you will really get a kick out of the winner!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Running...for an iPad

By popular demand, here are the results from the 4/2/10 edition of the 5K Fridays:

330 place out of 934
25:30 total time
8:13 /mile pace

I hope to only improve on these times as the month goes on...oh and gotta love my bib number:

And now, onto the iPad...I must say I love this thing. I already owned mini versions of this thing (iPhone/iPod Touch)...but there's just something about this sucker that is special. Holding it on my couch and browsing the net and reading books makes me feel like it's Star Trek or something. Apple strikes gold yet again!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The fun starts tomorrow!

Well, after a day cooped up inside for work, I will come home, relax...

...then proceed to kick some ass @ the 1st of 5 5K Fridays here in Crystal City! I can't wait....the weather is going to be so perfect!