Sunday, April 13, 2008
I got new shoes
So do you like them?
You too can have a pair of concrete shoes ~ all it takes is a whole lotta bad food and a whole week of no running.
I took these bad boys out for a spin this morning ~ oh, what a run.
But okay, so I ran. FINALLY.
So now Eileen can rest and not have to worry about scheduling an intervention ;) and Scary Woman doesn't need to threaten me via text messages to chase me down the street!!! All is good again.
But I can't sugarcoat ~ the run stunk. Sucked. Horrible. 5 miles and it all hurt. Okay, maybe not hurt ~ but it certainly wasn't comfortable. My legs screamed at me the whole way - trying to figure out how the heck I could expect them to propel me forward for an hour after letting them slack for over a week.
Somehow I made it out and back on my usual 5 mile route ~ even though the urge to turn around at the 1.5 mile mark was way too strong. I needed to get the miles in today ~ no matter how ugly they were.
So, I ran. And walked. And complained. And ran some more. And in the end, the mission was accomplished. Luckily Garmie was dead in the drawer when I headed out, so I can't even complain about how slow I was. A run is a run.
And as a wise, wise woman said to her son this past Tuesday after a tough workout with his trainer:
That's why it's called a workout. If it was supposed to be easy, it would be called a nap.