Life's little adventures, accompanied by a running watch
Saturday, March 24, 2012
What’s better than the taper?
One thing:confirmation that you’ve applied Body Glide in all of the right places.Phew!
What's more 80's than this?
22 miles – check!Far less drama than last week – check!Beginning of the taper – check!Today’s run went well.I had a much better week going into today’s run, I have my new shoes which feel great, and I picked up a running partner during my first 10 mile loop.The weather was great this morning and just the type of day I dream of for April 16.Shorts, long sleeve shirt, and shell mittens (hey, I’m always cold).This past week of 80 degree temperatures was spent running in shorts, sleeveless/tank, and sweating like a pig.The 80’s might’ve been awesome for music and big hair, but notsomuch when it refers to 80 degree temperatures for running!
I have some people to thank for contributing to my successful long run:to Scott for taking care of the morning routine so I could get out early (and he had to go to work too!); to Meaghan for an encouraging text just when I needed it; to Martyn for making that first 10 mile loop much more enjoyable; to the cross country team I bumped into around mile 14 that made me smile and think back to that younger time; to the VP I work with who sprung for our lunch yesterday (nothing better than Bertucci’s chicken piccata lunch….and those rolls, those rolls!); to the coworker I ran with at lunch earlier in the week who reminded me my legs can go faster (I think I had some built up slowness that needed to be released).
Most of all, thank you Body Glide for doing your job.My neighbors thank you too.The in-the-shower-scream from 22 miles of chafing might’ve caused a 911 call or two.