Wednesday, January 12, 2011

RUNNING UPDATE: Confessions of a runner

Well, a beginning runner. 

Tonight I went to the gym.  Yes.  Tonight.  I didn't get up this morning because I stayed up wayyyy too late.  I'm actually digging going to the gym at night.  First of all, I don't have to get up even before God decides to smile on the earth.  Second, it's not COLD in there!  I think I'm falling in love with it...slowly.  Wait, maybe not, there is nothing like running in the open air.  And when I run outside I don't need the iPod.  For some reason my mind tends to Zen itself out and before I know it I've run to the halfway point.

For me there are a couple of tricks to working out in the gym.  iPod.  Actually, that's the only trick.  I pump my salsa music up so loud I feel like I could run 10 miles without even a gasp.  But then, reality sits in and I'm looking at the bright red 3.63 flickering slowly upward, and wondering if I can even make it to the 5 mile mark I promised myself.  
To be honest, tonight I had a little bit of trouble.  I was tired.  My muscles were a little sleepy.  They didn't have the kick they usually do.  I wonder if it's because I ran 5 miles the night before??  I don't know.  In spite of my desire to quit at 4 miles and then at 4.5, I didn't.  Felt good to go all the way to my goal. 
5.1 -- bringing my total mileage for this week up to:

Oh, yeah, I can TOTALLY hit 20 + miles this week.  Nada prob.  I finished this evenings workout with 10 minutes of stretching, 130 abs and 60 arm reps.

Silent cheerleaders? Show me some love.


  1. I'm cheering you on with a toddler in my lap... for the 3rd time since he went to sleep last night! Aaand...totally agreeing w you on the tired feeling.

  2. You're awesome! Especially running at the gym. Will I make you cry if I tell you it was 58 degrees here at 5:30 this morning?

  3. Yes, I'm weeping. So unfair. Try a windy 14 degrees at 6am...snow, snow and more snow. uhg


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