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    Running.
    Taking delight.
    Learning Italian.
    Getting to Italy.
    Wearing shorts.
    In Italy.
    June 2011.

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running on empty

What…again?  Again with the 5:30?  It’s still dark out. And it is cold.  Did you see the thermometer?  Let’s all just go back to bed and revisit this whole running thing at a more reasonable hour.

What? WHAT?  Quit shaking me.  Can you not understand me?  Eyes closed means I’m still sleeping.  Sigh.  Fine, I’ll go, just give me a minute to stretch…upward dog…downward dog…upward dog…downward dog…YAWN.  Ok. Let’s do this.

………………………………………………………….

Well I’m happy to report that Daisy is really coming along as a running partner.  She kept up with me most of the time.  Sadly, that’s not saying much because I am really slow.

Today I got to try out my new Griffin Aerosport iPod arm band and it worked great.  Way better than jury-rigging my leather case to a reflective belt.

I was feeling frisky so I tried Colleen’s sprint at the end technique – or as much as I dared given the uneven sidewalks.  It felt good to stretch out my legs.  When I got home I even threw in a few “get your bum fancy” squats for good measure.  I’m sure I’ll be feeling those tomorrow.

So far the workouts have been going well.  My only problem is that my usual morning bowl of cereal is just not cutting it.  I was dragging myself around all day.   I definitely need something more substantial on my training days.   Oh, and eating crap the day before is probably not such a great idea.  Next time I’m going to make some scrambled eggs and toast with a big glass of carrot juice for breakfast.  Or maybe a peanut butter and banana sandwich.

Thoughts?  Suggestions?  I could use some words of wisdom here.

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3 Responses

  1. Well…I’m just excited that my “get your bum fancy” segment has made its way into your workout.

    I need food, too before I go out. But today, I had too much food. Hence, feeling “heavy”. The beauty of working out though, is that you get to eat more! Protein, like eggs and pb. Good.

    And. I’m so impressed at your 5:30 wakeup time. Just got to do it. IT will be easier when it gets warmer.

    Winter. I’m thinking treadmill. Daisy can double up with you.

  2. I had those what to do in winter thoughts already. Got to be a treadmill…hate to say I’m a fair weather runner. Would love to have a fancy bum. I don’t know exactly what that is, but it’s got to be better than droopy…which doesn’t sound fancy at all.

  3. I’m more worried about summer than winter. As long as it stays above 25 degrees I’ll be ok. The summer is another matter. I might find myself on the treadmill once the humidity ratchets up. And if I’m treadmilling then Daisy is on her own!

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