Sunday, April 30, 2006

I get knocked down ... but I get up again.

Weight: 166 lbs.
Distance: 3 miles
Weather: warm and bright
Stretches: Yes
Water: Yes

Stupid Girls - Pink
Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) - Haircut 100
Brand New Colony* - Postal Service
I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
History Repeating - Propellerheads
Collapse* - Soul Coughing
Tubthumping - Chumbawumba

Saturday, April 29, 2006

This big broken machine.

Weight: 166 lbs.
Distance: 3 miles
Weather: bright and warm
Strecthes: Yes
Water: Yes

Let Go - Frou Frou
La Femme d'Argent* - Air
Good Stuff - The B-52s
One Night in Bankok - Murray Head
Happiness In Slavery - Nine Inch Nails

Not as much of a complaint in my right shin, but it was there. Icing it now. Beautiful morning, pancake breakfast for the kids, weeding in the garden while the girl plays in her wading pool, and then a successful run in brilliant weather. Parched by the end, thought I was hydrated better ... how will I get water when I begin taking longer runs? Need to look that up.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

There's a river in my head.

Weight: 168 lbs.
Distance: 3 miles
Stretches: Yes
Water: Yes
Weather: Cool and bright

Sexcrime (1984) - Eurythmics
My Sharona - The Knack
Five Fathoms - Everything But the Girl
Here's Where the Story Ends - The Sundays
Burn - Nine Inch Nails
Magical Trevor (Happy Hardcore Mix)* - Weebl

Had to walk for a few minutes in the middle there, felt something nasty in my left calf. Got back to running, and it felt better. Iced it at home. After yesterday (miserable, cold day) it was so bright and beautiful out today, shame I had that little incident, but it feels good now. Hope it feels all right tomorrow.

Some times I try to get up to running every day, but I constantly feel pain - on the tops of my feet (is there a name for the tops of your feet?) or constantly in my calves. Yesterday my feet felt pulled, but not today. Can I do a brisk three miles a day? I wonder how fast I will go on May 7th, whether I can get up to speed on that. I am considering featuring songs in the range of 160 - 180 bpms and nothing esle, but I worry if I am on a hill or something I'll screw myself up. Are there hills? I have no idea.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I want to do something that matters.

Weight: 169 lbs.
Distance: 3 miles
Stretches: Yes
Water: Yes

Thursday, April 20, 2006

5.2 Miles to Happy

Weight: 165.5 lbs.
Distance: 5.2 miles
Weather: Hot
Water: Yes
Stretches: Hell, yes.
Sit-Ups: 20

Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty By Nature
Little Fluffy Clouds - The Orb
There There (The Boney King of Nowhere) - Radiohead
Love Rollercoaster - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Strict Time - Elvis Costello
Superstar - Jamelia
Everybody Everybody - Black Box
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Scream - Michael and Janet Jackson
Absurd (Landslide Mix) - Fluke

Careful, boy. The first mid-day, hot run of the year and you go 5 miles with no water. You better watch that sh*t.

The Addidas aren't working out for me. They have been giving me blisters, on both feet, in the same small spot - instep. Running in my seven year old shoes give me a better time.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

It's in the trees. It's coming.

Weight: 167.5 lbs.
Distance: 4.2 miles
Weather: Bright & warm with a breeze

The Becoming - Nine Inch Nails
That's What I Think - Cyndi Lauper
Shoe Box - Barenaked Ladies
Electric Chair - Prince
Me Plus One - Annie
Go - Tones On Tail
Fascination Street - The Cure
Start the Commotion - Wiseguys
Hounds of Love - Kate Bush
Good Stuff - The B-52s

Dropped the girl at school, the car at the garage, once around the Monument, and home.

UPDATE: No stretches. Big mistake. Must remember the hamstring, it may take years for it to heal properly. Must strengthen everything around it.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

This Must Be Heaven

Weight: 166 lbs.
Distance: 5 miles

A year ago today I broke my heel.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Not too sexy.

Weight: 166 lbs.
Distance: 3 miles
Water: yes
Stretches: yes
Weather: gorgeous, warm with a slight breeze

Munich - Editors
The Colony of Slippermen - Genesis
Troubled Mind - Everything But the Girl
The Sporting Life - The Decemberists
I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
Leo Ryan (Our Pharoah's Army) - Lilys

No wonder I was scarfing down everything I could touch yesterday, I have dipped below 169. Apparently my body can't stand that. It is amazing what two weeks in a city that has decent public transportation will do to your metabolism, I've been home almost a week and I am still a little less dense.

That's my excuse, but it's a bad one. I had my running kit, and plenty of parks nearby, but I never used them. It was tough getting time to myself on vacation, with the kids. But at least there was an awful lot of walking.

What is a good excuse for not running for a month was the ugly, cold weather since my last run. I just hate running in the cold. Or, I like it better as it goes on, but starting is just awful. I love putting on as little as possible and just stepping off and woo.

Can't do the run on April 22, rats. First 5K now on May 7th.