Friday, February 26, 2010

Flashback Friday: Frozen Assets

Thank goodness for all this snow! Another 6-15 inches today? Why, that will surely improve my running this year. My legs will be so damned rested by the time I actually start running consistently that I'll be crushing the miles at unheard-of paces.

So instead of running this week, I have been equating everything I do to running.

Like my banjo playing? I play really slowly because if I go too fast, what little rhythm I have falls apart. Just like running.

And Eating? Too much and I'm hurting, but too little makes me cranky. So too with running.

Sleeping? A bad sleep can throw the rest of my day out of whack. As does a bad run. But good sleep is refreshing. So is a good run.

Watching TV? Reruns are comforting, but first runs keep it exciting. I feel the same about the routes I run.

My work day? I like to make a "to do" list and then not follow through. I do the same with my running schedule.

Cross training? I haven't done that either this week.

So, you see? I haven't been running, but I've been thinking about it.

Back Talk
Wherein we examine the behavior of our canine friends.

This semi-regular blogger guy named Ian thinks Dobson's running pace is for my benefit: "Maybe he's running slowly to make you feel fast. Man's best friend, indeed."

Answer: What's really beneficial is all the stopping and starting. Come race day, I won't have trouble with motivating myself to run again after a walk break or stoppage. What a good dog.

Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates. Have a finely brewed weekend. Run well and drink well. Cheers!

9 comments:

Morgan said...

Cheers to all that snow! Yay snow! (I'm only trying to help)

Sun Runner said...

I feel another four inches of your pain today (on top of the 10 I already have). When will this nightmare end? Oh, that's right...May.

Thinking about something could be construed as client-billable, if running were your client.

I have to run 16 miles tomorrow and I'm dreading it. I think I will drown out the negative voices with a nice beer when I get home from work today (it promises to be one hell of a commute).

Sláinte!

southofthecliff said...

Drinking: too little and you wonder what's the point. Too much, you vomit. Just like running.

Julie said...

Cheers to Friday, wanting to run and thinking about it, and by God, lets hear it for happy hours:) Have a great weekend!!

Razz said...

Another 6-15 inches today?

If I had a dollar.......

GeorgiaSnail said...

I nearly feel out mf my chair reading the beginning of Sun Runner's comment...

I feel another 4 inches of your pain today...

Then to add insult to injury she tells us...

on top of the 10 I have...

Ian said...

Ahhh, I see everyone has already used all the good inches-of-snow double entendres, but maybe I can come up with one more...

Are you sure it was realy 6 - 15 inches, I often waaaaaaay overestimate.

Have a good weekend.

misszippy said...

Thinking about running counts as training, right?

X-Country2 said...

It's like a pre-season taper.