• sisters on a mission.

  • Three sisters. One in Virginia. One in London. One in New York. None of whom wear shorts. Ever.

  • the mission?

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

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lackadaisy do

Today was my first day of week 2 in the c25k program and my first day to use a podcast.

The Robert Ullrey session is set to techno-music with (a little too) quiet instructions from Robert at the run/walk transitions.  I felt like I was in a German sci-fi thriller during an extended chase scene.  In my mind’s eye, I was evading post-apocalyptic ne’re-do-wells through the streets of Richmond with my sole companion, a lackadaisical behemoth intent on slowing me down.

Hey, I just realized that the root word of lackadaisical is daisy.  How very apt.

Anyway, the beat was great for getting me going faster, especially during the walking sections.   Daisy was not amused.  She kept giving me a boo-boo-face when I wouldn’t let her stop to check out the abundant leavings of her predecessors.   I need to get an ipod for Daisy in hopes that the techno-beat might speed her up a little.  Now if I can just figure out how to get the earbuds to stay in those floppy mops.


happy trails

I’m done with week one of the C25K program – woot!  David, Daisy and I hit the trails at Pony Pasture first thing this morning for my last installment for the week.  The day started out chilly and sprinkling but the canopy of trees protected us from any real dampness.    It was a nice change from run/walking on hard surfaces and negotiating intersections through the neighborhood.  Daisy was in dog heaven, running off-leash with her ears flapping and a big stupid dog grin on her face every time she ran through the mud.

In preparation for this training session, I downloaded Robert Ullrey’s Week One podcast for running.  I was looking forward to trying it out but decided against it at the last minute since (a) it was starting to rain and (b) I wanted to enjoy the trail and my peeps.  So it was back to my watch / chronometer which worked out really well.

On the way home we stopped at Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream where we had neither coffee nor ice cream.  But we did have some juice and egg sandwiches.  Yum.

And now I need a nap.  And maybe some quality time with a good book.