Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yeah!!! Rock on!

I came home from work feeling REALLY tired and not wanting to run. I had started to drive to the trail, but changed my mind and came home instead. I made dinner and decided that I would run tomorrow and cross-train today (the training plan would have me run today and cross-train tomorrow).

Around 8, I realized that I would be more likely to skip the run entirely if I postponed it until tomorrow (do I know myself well or what?), so I changed and laced up my Asics and headed out.

Even though I was tired, I still ran a majority of the distance -- I impressed myself! Three miles, baby! Woohoo! So now I don't have to worry about it tomorrow and I can enjoy my evening with some cross-training and a friend's concert in Los Gatos.

I'm a little bit proud of myself right now. :)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I suck.

Wow, I majorly suck with this blog . . . Sorry. I really am trying . . .

Today was my very first trail run. Ever. It . . . was . . . AWESOME. Kicked my butt to run 2.56 miles, but dang if it wasn't a thousand times more interesting to run on a scenic trail instead of laps around my city block. Even though my breathing wasn't great (pretty sure I'm dealing with some undiagnosed asthma), it was still much better than when I'm running on busy De Anza Boulevard.

Psoas muscle acting up a little (reminiscent of Big Sur), but stretching and some ice should help.

I'm drinking a beer and toasting my first day back in running shoes (at least in a serious, training-minded way), and looking forward to ACTUALLY being as serious about this blog as I pretended I was to start it.

Here's to Napa!