Saturday, May 23, 2009


Running sucks. But I need it.

The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh or Blaise Compaoré probably never went running in Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Pyongyang, 평양 직할시 조선민주주의인민공화국 平壤直轄市 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Türkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Кыргызстан, Киргизия, Uzbekistan, O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Tajikistan, Тоҷикистон.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!
Saturday late morning Run: 26 minutes 57 sec
+6 sec
4 Days Since My Last Run11:40 a.m.80° ● mostly sunny

Woke up late, coolest part of the morning had passed, almost put this off for another day, but decided no frickin' way I was gonna go 5 days without significant exercise.

I achieved success in my run but running today just totally sucked. Once I got to the trail and was stretching I felt pretty eager to go... but before I turned around at the halfway (or so) mark, I wanted to quit. Ugh. Why was it such a crappy run? The heat perhaps... even though it wasn't that hot. Able I was to push through the thoughts of quitting. I slowed my pace despite the songs in my ears being at a higher Beats Per Minute than how fast I was moving. When I came to the end of my Play List and heard my cue to stop, I was tired. Sitting down and resting now, I feel okay. Maybe I just didn't sleep well enough last night. Exercise on not a full and good night's sleep is not the best thing in the world... 27 minutes of running isn't out of the question, it wasn't today, but this shoulda been easier. Ah well... once again -- I got it done and that's a good thing.
6 in May :: 3:04:56 sec· X
7 runs in May ----- 3 hours 5 min
8 runs in APRIL:
3 hours 29 min
6 runs in March:
2 hours 28 min
*** FEBRUARY ***
3 hours 41 min
January 2009
2 hours 54 min
2 hours 42 min
November:2 hours 31 min
October 2008:2 hours 10 min

1 comment:

Sugarmag said...

Hi Baby, I'm proud of you :)

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated