Distance is approximate: I didn't feel like running my mapped routes tonight, so I just ran.
Kind of a strange run, actually. No magic tonight; every step was a battle. I just didn't feel like doing it tonight. So instead of doing the usual, I ran the highways. I thought I could get some inspiration from the stars and moon again tonight.
As it was, there were WAY too many cars zooming by me (must have been a shaker somewhere), and it was just too cool out to really enjoy. On top of that, I started wondering about a quarter of the way into my run how the wolf population was doing this year. I know there's a lot of coyotes out there, but I wasn't sure about wolves, and I was hearing more howling out in the countryside than I really felt comfortable with.
But as you can see, I survived with no harm done. My legs are a little sore already, and I could feel my shoulders really starting to ache about 10 miles in. Wonder how I'll fare tomorrow?
I'm going to go hop in a nice HOT shower tonight and hopefully work out some of the kinks.
I am ok. Sorry to be so quiet today, but it's been a pretty busy one. Took my daddy out today for a birthday brunch, then went to the camping and RV show at the convention centre. I was about an eyelash away from pulling the pin on a new tent-trailer as well, but somehow managed some self-restraint.
I've got a 12 miler that I'm "supposed" be running tonight. Do I NOT feel up to it, but I'll giver a shot anyways. Man is it comfy inside, though. :O
Forgot to mention: I registered for the WPS 1/2 Marathon today on the 1st of May, so I'm officially going at it now, too.
Well, I surprised myself and actually made it out to run tonight. Interesting run, too.
I started off taking REALLY little steps for two reasons: 1) It was SUPER icy out there tonight, and 2) my groin felt so tight I thought it was going to snap. By the time I was 1 block away from my house I didn't know if I was going to make it two.
Then I could smell one of my neighbours having a backyard bonfire, and the night air was so crisp and clean I just settled in and ran... slowly.
By the end of mile one, my groin had loosened up considerably. While I was running on my little loop outside of town I couldn't believe how beautiful the sky was tonight. Clear as a bell, thousands of stars out, and a glowing halo wrapped around the 3/4 moon. At this point I really started to enjoy my run and I knew I'd do my full 5 miles.
I ran slow tonight, pretty much at my LSR pace, but that's ok. It was too slippery to go any faster, and I think my body would have rebelled anyways.
I'm REALLY looking forward to a rest day. Starting to get a little beaten up.
Hockey game tonight.
Well so much for my 'rest day'. I skated my ass off tonight. Felt good, but man my legs feel shredded now. Scored lots of goals and set up lots of others, though.
Also, after the game, some of us were talking and a few of them came to the consensus that I was the fastest skater out there, so that felt kind of nice to here. I don't get the old ego stroked very often any more, so I guess I've gotta take what I can get!
It's all about the avatar with you guys, isn't it?
Hills today (426feet) felt like absolute He11.
Ran 4 hills for 1:30 each at 7% incline. My speed varied, but I kept it up for the hills... the downhills were brutal though. I adjusted my speed to the downwards a number of times to catch my breath.
Legs pretty much feel like jello today. Thank GOD tomorrow's a rest day! :)
Oh, yeah... except for the 2 hours of hockey til 1am. Shoot.
Tim Horton's Winner
> >A blonde goes into a restaurant and notices there's a "roll up the rim" on
> >her coffee cup so she rolls it up and starts screaming,
> >"I've won a motor home! I've won a motor home!"
> >The waitress says,
> >"That's impossible. The biggest prize is a truck."
> >But the blonde keeps on screaming,
> >Finally, the manager comes over and says,
> >"Ma'am, I'm sorry, but you're mistaken. You couldn't have possibly won
> >motor home because we don't have that as a prize!"
> >The blonde says,
> >"No, it's not a mistake. I've won a motor home!" And she hands the ticket
> >to the manager and HE reads...
> > >
> >"W I N A B A G E L"
3 mile run today. I said I was going to run it easy, but my stupid ego keeps getting in the way. Not as hard as I could have gone, but certainly not an easy run.
5x100(ish)metre strides afterwards. (My 100 metres is actually .10 of a mile, so I'm going a wee bit over). Strides tacked an extra mile on.
Those last 2 were tough.
I owe the bank a mile.
Was sposed to do 2 miles GP, 4X1mile tempo, then another 2 at GP, but I just don't have the time at lunch, especially today. It's pretty nutty around here and I was probably stupid to run at all, but oh well. I did all of the run, except I only warmed up with 1 mile GP at the beginning instead of 2.
Tough run today even with the omission. I was hot and sweaty right off the hop.
My last swimming lesson was last night, and my little chicky said my stroke has improved alot in my 10 weeks there, so that's good.
Then, on to the Hot Date! Sann and Joanne came to the pool and showed me how to swim for real, then gave me a lesson in hot-tub endurance (wow, that sounds a lot naughtier than it should!).
Timmy's afterwards to round off a lovely evening.