Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Run Holly Run

As I walked home from the Metro, I saw this handsome guy standing by the side of the road, fiddling around with his bike computer. He was lean, fit and scowling. It was my boyfriend, Jim.

I walked up, gave him a kiss and encouraged him as best I could. I could tell he had no interest in "working out" but I knew once he got out there, he would feel much better because I was feeling much the same way about my scheduled run.

Yesterday I did a very easy 5K (3.1 miles) after work. I didn't have any soreness in my legs following Sunday's 70 mile - hilly bike ride but my desire to work out was pretty low.

It would have been SOOOOO easy to use Sunday's effort as an excuse to take an extra rest day. Instead, I made myself a healthy compromise. As long as I went out and covered 3 miles, I could run it however I wanted.

So that is what I did. I walked a little more than I usually do on the OUT part of the course. As a result, my trip BACK to the house was faster by more than 4 minutes. That, in the workout world, is called a Negative Split!

Sometimes just getting out there is a reason to celebrate folks!

Now, does anybody have any suggestions on how to get a good Cabernet our of my brand new LiveSTRONG running shirt? Grommette decided to treat me to a "Cabernet Rinse" - the glass was in her way and she wanted to be in my lap....

Life is never dull with two Bengal kittens....


1 comment:

TriFeist said...

White wine works when it's fresh. Don't know about now. There is a product called Wine Away that worked on my shirts. Smells like lemons but it worked.