Friday, July 30, 2010
Yesterday was an odd day in the world of me. I ran.
I ate quite a big lunch, and then quite a big dinner. Blew the daily goals, but its ok, I've had a great week and I will just manage to that and I enjoyed everything I had with friends, so I'm none too concerned. All this food though meant I had quite a bit of energy.
I managed to get my swim in before a friend came round for dinner, 60mins tick. Me and friend, lets call him Peter. Not because it's code, that's his name. Me and Peter, went for dinner at a thai place over the road from where I live. During dinner I got talking about food processors. I know, rock and roll. he must have been bored out of his mind. I had seen a couple of videos at the weekend though while I was researching them with lots of "no way", "how did it do that", "where did all that onion go". He mentioned he had a spare. Hellloooooooooooo. That would save me $300, so he kindly offered to lend it too me.
Peter had come over on his bike (push), so I said, why dont we both go back to his, then I'll grab the device and walk back. Peter lives about 1.4miles away from me, so its a nice walk, and allows me to squeeze some extra calorie burning in, so off we went.
This is were the weirdness starts, about a block from my apartment i get the sudden urge to run. What is going on. I don't run, never have run, never liked it when they forced us at school, never, never, never. Peter runs all the time- every year he runs pikes peak, which is essentially a marathon up a mountain- crazy man. We always joke about me going running with him, as he knows how much I hate it, or the 'idea' of it at least. Last year he got hypothermia up the mountain and almost died, but still claims it was a great race. I will never understand these people.
Anyway, Peter is walking along with his bike and I say "why dont you get on it", and he says "because im walking with you", so then I say "well what if I run" and took off. At which point I think he was stood there amazed and shouted "did I just see you run?". I shouted back "maybe" - which was a blatant lie as I was running away from him. This continued for one block, then two blocks, then three blocks.
I start singing the chariots of fire music out loud "dee deerrr deeer deerrrr derrrr' inbetween pants. I past a couple of people and it felt really good, and weirdly quite natural. The pace was good and I ended up running for about a mile out of the 1.4m. Part of it was a rough area, so to be fair, I had other motivations to run faster there at 11pm at night.
I walked back, figured I didn't want to push it too hard :-)
When I woke up this morning, I did ache, my body hated me. "Whhyyyyyyyyy" i shouted, as I lay in bed, but after some breakfast and a morning swim I feel just fine now.
I think I might reserve this C25K thing everyone talks about for my plateau or when the pool closes at the end of the summer. I am going to need something big then to replace it and this might be just the ticket to 'slim-dom town' that I need. Hmmm, this is going to need some more thought.
I blame a large portion of this whole episode on GEOMUSIC19 and JODIANN421. GEOMUSIC19 for the passion i feel when she talks about her running and what seems like smashing every PB she had in the last week, and JODIANN421 for the emotional moment she had when reaching 30mins of running! What a blog folks, what a blog. I'm reading updates from these too, then I start dreaming about running, it all snowballed from there.
Well that's it. It turned into quite a long ramble for what essentially was me saying "I ran yesterday for the first time". Good luck sparking!