Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Brick Run, Sort of

Week of February 12, 2012:

Monday: DIY Recovery Yoga

Tuesday: Bike commute and short run

Wednesday: Off (off baking cookies, that is)

On Tuesday, I doubled up for a bike commute and run.  My legs felt rather brick-like during the run, more so than other times when I’ve done the bike/run combination.  A brick, for those of you who aren’t triathletes, is a run immediately following a bike ride, and it derives its name from the way your legs feel when you try to hop off your bike and move forward on two feet.  It is, I think, an apt name.

But it was a good run.  I’m having a restless week over here, stuck in that feeling of not being able to get anything done or generate some new exciting data.  I always have a hard time when I feel like things aren’t moving forward fast enough for my taste, so this week, to fake a sense of accomplishment, I’m tackling my numerous piles of stuff at home.  Matt is visiting next weekend, and I always use his visits as an excuse to clean and organize a little more thoroughly.  (Silly man, he thinks I live like that all the time.  Ha!)  So far, I’ve only put away some CDs and cleaned the bathroom a bit, but I have plans, people, I have plans.  My coffee table will soon be nothing but glassy surface and some tastefully arranged decorations.  No more piles of mail and The Chronicle!  I feel better already, just dreaming about the reappearance of more clean surfaces in my apartment.

One more thing: Sure Happy It’s Thursday!  Make it a good one.


  1. I have a mini triathlon somewhere on my life to do list, and the transition from biking to running is probably the most dreaded part for me. I hate that feeling where your legs just do not want to move. Bonus for taking a day off to bake cookies!

    1. Hee hee! I need a t-shirt that says "Will run for cookies."

      You know, the brick transition is hard, but it didn't hurt--I just felt slow. I got used to the feeling and settled into chugging through my run. So it's not awful, and I hope your triathlon dream becomes a reality some day :-)