Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Rain, Rain Go Away

on March 17, 2009

It has been a week since I have been able to hit the road.  It has been raining here since Friday and it has sucked.  Not only has it been raining it has been cold and raining.  I would probably run in the rain if it were in the mid 50’s to 60’s, but below that and there is no way.  The rain may have been a good thing for me though since it forced me to rest my leg and not make my muscle problem worse.  I have been riding the bike at home since I haven’t been able to run.  I have also been doing my best to keep up with some strength training exercises.  The types and length of my strength workout usually depends on my mood that night, but I am trying to be consistent with core exercises and push ups.  I need to work on my triceps since I have that whole flabby skin under the arm thing when I wave.  Yuck.

I was not expecting much out of my run today since it has been a week.  I ran/walked a 3.3 mile course today around the office park and overall felt pretty good about how it went.  The beginning was rough while I was trying to get my rhythm and when I had to tackle a hill in the middle it about killed me but I didn’t keel over and die.  I took 4 walk breaks of about 1 minute each.  Two of the breaks were pretty close together because of the hill.  I am happy with the distance though and ran the majority of it.  

I hope to get a couple more runs in this week and then next week I am off to San Francisco for a work conference.  The hotel looks like it has a nice gym so I will hit the treadmills while I am out there.  San Fran is way too hilly for me to even consider running outside!  I would die if I tried the hills out there when a little bump in the road here almost kills me.  The tricky part is going to be keeping my motivation to go running in the morning.

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One response to “Rain, Rain Go Away

  1. gabrielle says:

    I’m glad you had a good run! That’s great after a week off. 🙂

    Good luck in San Fran next week~ I never seem to be able to motivate when I”m away from home- too many distractions.

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