Friday, June 12, 2009

Amovin and a'groovin

Once upon a time, I made fun of runners. I couldn't see the point of it. I didn't get it.

I have atoned. I have begged forgiveness at the feet of Susi, since she's one of the people whose chain I yanked.

Now, running is fun. Running is nice. Running relaxes me, and makes me feel better.

That's not to say I felt bad this am, not at all, even though I didn't sleep all that well last night. Something about Linda snoring a duet with the Hawks police helicopter kept me up. Even so, it was nothing that 3 cups of coffee couldn't fix.

Only an hour run today. (Only an hour!!!! Once upon a time I'd have slit my wrists rather than run 60 seconds, let alone 60 minutes.) I did a nice warm up, then 3 x 5 min hard. That turned out to be really hard, hard, and really really hard. Then ran 10 minutes medium hard trying to stay strong and steady.

During the warm up I got into a groove, and had a nice relaxed run without having to think about it. During the hard, and the really really hard intervals I got into the groove there too. I could feel my pace pick up, and my breathing got easier. It felt like I was floating along with my legs moving under me.

Walked after, nibbled, stretched, showered. I feel great! Our friend Kate from Edmonton is coming to visit. It will be great to catch up with her; it's been a long time.

First open water swim tomorrow morning!

Oh, and that's the last time I'll wear just the man-bra when I'm running. During my shower I found some chafe marks where my sweaty flabby arms were rubbing against my flabby sweaty body.


  1. It's probably a good thing to NEVER wear the man-bra in public again...I tell you this as your friend. LMAO!!!!!

    Who would have thought our Keith would turn into a RUNNER!! :) :) :) :)

  2. Yeah, NO on the man bra;) I love how everything just becomes relative, just an hour, just a 30 mile ride, in the scheme, smallerish BUT regular folk think you're nuts!

  3. Need pic of the man bra immediately. I'm so glad you've changed your tune on running!!!!!


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