Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Legs, Meet Your Destiny

January Sunset

Winter Legs

Week of January 8, 2012:

Monday: Yoga (Gentle Hatha #1, 20 minutes)

Tuesday: Bike and run

Wednesday: Off (though I did walk over to Blue Baker to buy bread…does that count?)

I like to count my victories wherever I find them, and this week, I’ve already run twice!  Whoa, stop the presses, right?  On Tuesday, I rode my bike to work, and in a pencil skirt no less.  In the evening, after work, I ran for 25 minutes, though I did not wear the pencil skirt for that.  I had the strangest pain during Tuesday’s short run: an achy inner thigh muscle—my right groin, I suppose?  I’ve never had pain in that part of my body during running, so I’m not sure what to think.  It doesn’t hurt today, but I’m still puzzled by it.

This week has been pretty lovely in general.  The undergraduates still haven’t returned, so campus is very quiet and peaceful.  The weather has been up and down, but today we reached 70+ degrees!  That kind of weather is not conducive to my productivity at work, so I have to be extra-disciplined when I just want to run away and play.  Instead, I revised my grant and wrote some new text, read a paper for journal club, and did a tiny bit of active research stuff.  I did not skip off into the sunshine, shouting, “See ya, suckers!”  Though it was very tempting indeed…

And do you see that sunset above in the first photo?  Texas, I swear, sometimes I think I might be falling for you.


  1. That is a lovely sunset you had there!

    Strange about the pain.... I wonder if it might have been a result of altering your posture or pedaling on the bike while in a pencil skirt but it didn't manifest until you were doing a different kind of motion. Whatever it was, I hope it stays away!

  2. Ah, I hadn't thought of that! The skirt could be the culprit, or biking in general could be, since I haven't spent much time on the bike in several weeks. Thursday's run was pain-free, so that's a relief.