Monday, February 20, 2012

You Can’t Avoid It Forever

February Dusk

Tree Branches at Dusk

Snack Tray

Week of February 12, 2012:

Thursday: Bike commute + grocery shopping

Friday: Nothing.  Slothdom.

Saturday: Short run

Week of February 19, 2012:

Sunday: Long run!

First, can I get a hip-hip-hurray for the photos?  I haven’t been taking many photos lately because I’ve been really preoccupied with work stuff (thinking about work, doing work, or fretting about work), but yesterday evening, while my soup bubbled away on the stovetop, I headed outside to catch the last of the dusky light.  I especially like that first photo, with the different lights and shades of blue and purple in the sky.

This weekend I think I ran close to the equivalent of a half-marathon: 35 minutes on Saturday and 90 minutes on Sunday.  Woot!  I was really lucky too, as it has been raining cats and dogs around here this month, and I was able to avoid running in a downpour.  On Saturday, it started raining before I headed out for my run, and I thought to myself, You can’t avoid it forever!  If you’re going to run, you’d better go.  But by the time I was all sneakered up and ready to run, the rain had tapered off and the sun even said hello before the end of my run.  Lovely!

Sunday was a dry, somewhat cool run.  I felt pretty good on Sunday—not speedy, but steady and calm.  The last 25 minutes or so were tough.  I could feel the fatigue setting into my legs.  It was a relief to finish, but overall it was a nice long run.  And for the rest of the day, I had that glowy, just-ran-lots-of-miles feeling.

One more long run and then it’s race weekend!  Woot!

1 comment:

  1. Woohoo for a long run (where you didn't get drenched) and for fantastic photos! I especially love that second one.