Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Run #2

Ran yesterday...very cold. Decided to mix things up and do the Haverford College loop. Glad I did. I am a creature of habit and typically do the same old same old loops around my neighborhood (Haverford to Manoa to Karakung to Beechwood back to Haverford for those of you that are in the know...)

36:43 min total
4.02 mi
9:08 min mile pace

Cold the next few days. Snow on Thurs and Fri. Winter training...not so bad as long as you are dressed in layers, wear a hat and gloves and don't slip.

Has anyone read "Born To Run?" I recently read it and am very intrigued by the concept of NOT replacing my running shoes. Thoughts?

Featured running song: Whoomp, There it Is by Tag Team
For those of you that know me well, the appearance of this song on my mix is not a big surprise. I LOVEEEEEEE this song. Loved it so much sophomore year of college (GO BULLETS). Would request it often at TKE...and make my "little" Danielle request it for me when my requests would get ignored. My dear friend Pecks gave me the "single" (on a cassette)! Love her for that!!!!!

OK, 3 miles tomorrow!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Let the training begin!

1 of 64 runs.
3.12 miles
8:29 min mile
26:25 min total

There you have it---the stats from my first official training run. I have the Nike+ thing for my iPod. Highly recommend it--measures all of the above info and then it connects to your computer via iTunes and uploads all of the info to the Nike+ website. Stores all of the information so that you can reference previous runs. AND Nike sponsored athletes chime in to talk to you after your runs---today TIGER WOODS congratulated me on my run. Whatever Tiger.

Featured running song: C'MON N' RIDE IT (THE TRAIN)
This song is an AWESOME running song. And Declan loves it--calls it the Choo Choo Train Song. I want to figure out how to insert a song clip into a blog post. Anyone know how to do this?

I had a marathon stress dream last night (no joke) where the marathon involved all of these tasks that had to be accomplished along the way. Sort of like a reality show. I desperately wanted to beat my 2008 Boston Marathon time and was getting so frustrated by the tasks--they were taking too long and were disorganized. Then it was dark and I couldn't follow the path (this marathon really made no sense...). I had to navigate around snow & ice. Yikes.

When I run, I have a running (no pun intended) stream of consciousness...which I will happily share here on my blog. It runs the gambit from "can running be my 'church'?" when I feel guilty that I don't go to church and would rather run instead, to my latest business plan, to my daily/weekly to do list, to what to have for dinner. No matter what, when I run, I always think of my mom. So, I will share a bit of "mom thoughts" as well. I am always hesitant that others think of these thoughts as "Debbie Downer-ish"...but if you have lost a parent, or someone close to you, you probably know what I mean when you just embrace an opportunity to talk about that person.

Anywhoo...my plan is to write after every run, so consider this the first of 64 blog posts! ENJOY!!!