More Running… And Other Stuff.

Today we ran. Running is becoming that thing again- just an after work habit. Just one more thing in my repertoire. The best thing of late is that I’m killing my times. Yesterday I had my best ever time on Big Loop (1.4 miles) and today I had my third best time. Woot woot! My times are improving. While I know I’m not supposed to run every day, I can’t help but think that the consistency is making me a better, faster runner. I like running every day, and find that when I miss a day I get all that icky lung burn and muscle exhaustion during my next run. From just one day missed! So I’ve decided that lots of short runs are better than intermittent long ones mixed with elliptical. And goodness gracious if the weather isn’t perfectly glorious to run in- 65 and sunny. Sheesh!

This picture is here for one reason alone: I have not been taking relevant blog-worthy pictures lately and realized that this would be two posts in a row without a picture! Eek! We can’t have that! Since I’m a copyright worrywart, I can’t just take a random online picture and post it on my blog without being anxious that I’ll get a letter from someone’s lawyer in the mail suing me for copyright infringement. No, I’m not kidding. I really worry about stupid stuff like that. So this is me. At school. Bradley texted me a charming picture of himself wearing his adorable outfit of the day (he’s a snazzy dresser) so I tried to return the favor but failed without the full length mirror. Aren’t you glad you read all of that? I’m all like, “Are you happy now?! Here’s your picture!!! Call your mother!” You know what I mean. Guilt trip guilt trip guilt trip.
One of my running dates will begin on Monday! My friend, Rhiann, who just started running using a couch to 5k program, and I are going to start meeting once or twice a month, depending on schedules, to run together. Truth be told, I’m a little worried she’s going to run faster than me and I’m going to be slagging along behind her all red faced and panting. She’s a nice person though so I also think she will be cool about it if I do. 🙂
My arms race is slacking. I haven’t worked my arms in five days. Yep. I was killing it then one missed day turned into two and so on and so forth. I’m pretty much writing it here so I’ll be more accountable. I want to report that I’m halfway to Arnold Schwarzenegger status, but I’m more like Greg from Diary of a Wimpy Kid. If you don’t know, he’s a kids’ book character with the muscle tone of a stick figure. Cuz he is a stick figure. Read a teacher blog:get kids’ book references. Ha ha! So now, as soon as I hit publish I’m going downstairs to get my Bowflex on! Cheers!

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