Thursday, February 4, 2010

I've got it BAD!!!

Nasty, nasty day today!! Snow first, then sleet, then cold drizzle. I finally got out of a meeting and off the stinkin' phone, got home and began to justify not running. However......I have a renewed spirit! Even though it's nasty, Sandy arrived home, I decided to hit it!
33 minutes outside running. I did 14 hill repeats! The hill is a nice secluded lane on my property that is 473.21 feet long, that's about 158 yards. Nearly a 1/10th.
I chugged the rises and jogged the descents. As I was on the downhill my neighbor drove by, they use the lane as an easement, she said, "You've got it bad if you have to exercise!" Interesting statement? I guess I do! My plan is to keep increasing 10% a week up to around 40 minutes a run then I'll add a run and cut the time. I'm taking it slow because I want to be stronger than ever for my next marathon. I feel like I've run the last three beat up! Today my body felt better than ever! Hope the weather is decent where you are...I long for the hot Summer, running while the katydids sing and the sun is low in the western sky, where you taste the salt and find yourself fully immersed in the joy of the run....hey...I can do that in the Winter, too....where the snow covers the ground, the cold rain soaks to your bone, and the Bluebirds are hunkered down four to a house! 33 minutes of running fun! Peace!

9 comments:

jel said...

yup ya got it bad!


but to tell the truth if I had had my point and shoot, with me today
I would have been out in this ;)


be careful!

Carlee said...

nice job on the hill repeats!

ah, thanks for the reminders of summer; it's out there somewhere

Just_because_today said...

winter running is easier than summer, dont' you think? but those hill repeats, I hate them in every season

Chris said...

I really think your on to something here, Mark. Keep it up.

Beth said...

You got it bad! That cracks me up. Smart idea to crank it up slowly. Nice work.

Marlene said...

Sounds BLISSFUL!

Very strange comment from your neighbor... he doesn't know what he's missing!

Anne said...

Great attitude, Mark.

Jen said...

Keep it up. I love your attitude.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

It may be hard to get out the door, but it's always worth it!

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