Tuesday, June 15, 2010

days pass...

Days 158 to 166:

Foot pavement
foot pavement

Lift fall
lift fall
my break from monotony
like the days of my life
the miles pass
as my feet raise and fall
my life peaks and dips
ebbs flows
and I run

foot pavement
foot pavement
lift fall
lift fall

days..... pass....

If it's been a while since my last post, it is pretty much a sure sign I feel dark inside. I don't much like to share that part of myself. I prefer to keep it. And so, it has been a bit of a rough patch.... but I have run. Some days it helps, some days it doesn't. And the days pass... and I'm almost getting to the halfway mark. I guess that will be something... maybe something worthwhile.... hard to say really.

Monday, June 7, 2010

yep, still running...

Day 154: I didn't get up and go this morning like I should have. But I was in a foul head space this afternoon so I put on my running shoes and did a fast and furious five mile run. It kicked my ass and kicked my bad mood outta there... so, it was worth it.

Day 155: Went out this morning nice and early. I thought Melissa was going to go out with me, but she couldn't, so I did the four and a half mile town run by myself. It was okay, but I prefer running with a buddy.

Day 156: Got up and out since I was sure I was going to have to work all day. I just did my neighborhood 5k with a little added loop. It was a beautiful morning and I was glad to be done with my run because it got really hot!

Day 157: I tried a new neighborhood route that combined two different 5k races. I think it ended up being only a little over four and a half miles, but it was pretty nice. I might even try it again tomorrow... we shall see...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Beach running aka boring running

Day 147: went running with Melissa did 4.5 miles. It was nice as usual. Took just a little shy of 40 minutes. And got to work at a decent time. All in all pretty good.

Day 148: Got out early and ran just the 5k so I could get ready and leave for the beach. It was a fine quick run, mostly because I was so stoked about going to the beach.

Day 149: It rained really hard on the first morning at the beach. We got out to run later than we had anticipated, but it wasn't too hot since the rain cooled things off. I had forgotten how the flat, windy beach makes running any distance difficult. There is something about seeing the pier way off in the distance and it seeming like it is taking forever to get any closer that makes for some feelings of futility (i.e. hamster wheel.) I eeked out 30 minutes of running, but just barely.

Day 150: Today I did much better. I ran to the end of the "inlet" on surface streets and then ran on the beach on the way back. It was about a 5 mile run and I did it in about 43 minutes and then I lay on the beach for the rest of the day (yes, I did get a little sunburned)

Day 151: Again a much better day today. I did the same basic route but the opposite direction and ran further down the beach than yesterday. I'm pretty sure I did about 5.5 miles in 48 minutes. And, again, the best part was reading and relaxing on the beach for the rest of the day.

Day 152: I waited to run until we got back home this afternoon... probably not the best idea. My legs and hips were aching from the car ride and sleeping on a bed that is not my own. My feet and ankles were also sore from running on the sand. I was wiped out from all that sun and partying and was sooooo uninterested in going. Jacob went with me and we ran barely over 3 miles. So, at least I went, because sometimes I wonder why I got myself into this...

Day 153: I'm heading out now, for a four mile run... the boys got "taken away" so I am going to strike while the iron is hot... so to speak. I'm just gonna take it nice and easy and then come home and try to put my house back in order from my wonderful, relaxing, restorative weekend at the beach. Now, if we could just make it so that everything was done like we were here to do it when we got back... then that would be awesome!