Monday, June 04, 2007

Great Monday Run!

I usually don't like Mondays, but today was not bad. Despite it starting off rather gray and wet, I was quite upbeat. I wasn't nearly as productive as I could have been, but I'm not particularly inspired by the work on my plate to excel or anything so it is what it is.

I went out for a run tonight and it was great for a few reasons, the first of which was that I managed to get out of the house at all after getting all comfy on the couch after dinner. I skipped the trip to the gym with my brother and went to the track behind my grade school and ran around 6 times, for a total distance of about 4.8Km! And I didn't even get a stitch in my side once! I mean, one kind of flirted with me part way through my 3rd circuit but it left me alone and I was able to run on...and the last 3 laps, I did without my usual walk interval to rest! I ROCKED TONIGHT! :)

If I sit back and analyse it, I think it was my pace...I kept a pretty even, easy pace throughout thanks to my soundtrack. I'm a creature of habit, but I'm also lazy and though I've been meaning to put together a running track, I just haven't gotten around to it - so every.time.I.go.running, I listen to the same thing: Craig David's The Story Goes..., which kicks off with All the Way - the perfect song to start to, because that's what I want to do - go all the way! :) Anyway, today, I decided to run to Everything But the Girl's Adapt or Die: Ten Years of Remixes and it set the perfect tempo for me. I think it'll be my new running track for the next little while.

AND! When I got back from my run around 9:15, I caught the last half of Ace of Cakes!

Here's Craig doing an acoustic version of All the Way - amongst the male RnB vocalists, he's one of the best, as far as I'm concerned. Even though he didn't keep me company tonight, he was there in the back of mind.


william d. anderson said...

hey! way to go. that's impressive. i know you're working toward a goal. that helps. i need to find a 10k or something local to focus my efforts. good call on the everything but the girl tracks. she is amazing. i love that whole chill-out sound, and smart arrangements. i'm still running to oasis and jane's addiction, but when i need a change of pace, and a kinder, gentler soundtrack, i may give EBTG a try.

The Lone Beader said...

That's excellent that you can run like that. I am too lazy for running. I lift weights and do push-ups instead:)

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