No run

December 10, 2008

I planned on going to the gym after work and doing a cardio medley of 20 min stairmaster, 5k run, and 20 min elliptical.  But, my sweet husband called around 4:00 and asked if he could pick me up from my office and take me to dinner!  So, I went.  At first I had a bit of an attitude, b/c I wanted to get in my gym time.  But, Jeddie wanted to relax and enjoy the end of term, so we went out to dinner. I’ll hit the gym tomorrow night.  (I have to be in London too early to go to running first thing).

What do you guys do when your plans to work out don’t work?  I try not to get upset, but also remind myself that it really is better to exercise in the morning.  No dinner dates then, :).

Don’t forget to get your flu jab!

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Sunset Run

December 6, 2008

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photo by fendlandsnapper

Today I ran 8.5 miles from along the river. The weather was perfect and I saw a beautiful sunset on my way home. When I stopped to turn around and stretch I saw a small brush fire in a field. The fire was the same bright orange color of the sunset and it was wonderful to see the fire from the field blending in with the most brilliant fire of all, the fire from the sun. The sunset looked really similar to this one that I found on Flickr.

I also saw my favorite runner. I see this man running all the time! He’s probably in his mid 60’s and he runs at a really good clip. The reason that I notice him more that other runner is that he dresses in running shorts, button down shirt, tie, scarf, hand knit hat, black running shoes, and tall white socks. Just like this:

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Seriously, I want to be able to run 8 miles like he does when I’m in my mid 60’s.

Actually, what I really want to do is to run marathons when I’m 81 years old. Just like Joy Johnson. When she turned 80, her marathon time crept to 7 hrs and she knew that she wanted to be faster. She said that she, “made myself work a little harder.” That’s what I want to be doing now and when I’m 81–working a little harder.


Becoming a more organized runner

December 5, 2008

I didn’t get to run this morning and my husband and I have dinner plans for this evening, so I’m not going to get the opportunity to run after work.  I’m really trying to not get angry with myself for not making my morning run.  I know that the reason I didn’ run was I stayed up to late (midnight, oh, the horrors) and ate dinner too late at night so I didn’t sleep very well.  I’m writing about this because if I’m going to properly train for the marathon, I’ve got to be organised in other areas of my life to allow for enough time to run.  Tomorrow is a new day and I have plans for a wonderful long run along the river and into Grantchester. 

Enjoy the weekend!

I really like the new WordPress layout!

Does anyone out there listen to Crooked Still?  I’m in love with the song When First Unto This Country.  The banjo and fiddle combination is fantastic and Aoife’s voice is amazing.