Sunday, February 20, 2005

We've only just begun...

Distance: 3 miles
Speed: 12.3 minutes/mile
Weight: 120 lbs.
Music: Disc 2 of Silberman's Best of 2004 compilation

Yikes. At this rate, the BSR will take me slightly over two hours, and the thought of running for two hours straight is more than a little daunting. A few observations after today's inaugural run:

1. Sloppy Quorn (Manwich® and Quorn™ Grounds) + running = serious indigestion.

2. Too many people I know belong to my gym. I saw two professional acquaintances today and kept my head down in hopes that they wouldn't notice my sweaty, red-faced, out-of-shape self. I think it worked.

3. Getting my favorite treadmill really does make a difference. I'm not telling you which one is my favorite.

Todd beat me back to the house, which means there may or may not be enough hot water left for a warm shower. Todd is a real runner, so he went out to Kelly Drive. I am a wuss, so I went to the gym. I read on Hal Higdon's website that some marathon runner trained entirely on a treadmill. If it's good enough for her, it's good enough for me... at least until it gets above 50°.

4 comments:

Jon said...

If you need some motivation come racetime, I'd be more than happy to chase you with an axe. Just give the word.*





*I may chase you with an axe whether you give the word or not.

TD said...

If by Axe, you mean the deodorant body spray for men, chase away. I can't think of anything more effective.

Jen O. said...

You are so not out of shape. THIS is out of shape:

http://www.pyewacket.us/images/reallyfatpye.jpg

PertyFein said...

You should eat real food, not some crap conncocted out of mystery ingredients and called food.