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Soooo behind on 365 uploads. Soooo behind. Ran 10.5 miles yesterday.… - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
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Soooo behind on 365 uploads.
Soooo behind.
Ran 10.5 miles yesterday. Bonked at 7 miles as I'd not eaten or hydrated well enough before; stopped at a gas station for some Vitamin Water Zero and a Powerbar and manged to make decent splits for the remaining 3 miles. Got caught in the rain, too, which was nice except that I hadn't brought a bad to wrap my phone in. It survived after spending a few hours in a bowl of un-cooked rice to wick the moisture out.
It was slow but I'm mostly OK with that.
Then stayed up way too late watching more West Wing with lady_fox. :)


I've also stopped listening to any music on my runs. It's been surprisingly nice. I find that I pace better and enjoy it more. I can listen to my body better, walk when I need to catch my breath before it becomes a real problem. Similarly, I feel calmer during said runs.

Going running tonight with a bunch of people - lady_fox, moocowrich and his wife. It'll be neat, nice and easy to picnic point to break in their new FiveFinger shoes. We all figure that my recovery runs after long runs are a good starting point for those who never run. They don't seem to understand how slow I am on my normal runs. :)

248 new hires today, including moocowrich.

Current Mood: hungry hungry
Current Music: Jack Kerouac - The Dharma Bums (Unabridged) Part 2 of 3

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dangermouse72 From: dangermouse72 Date: June 7th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well that threw me. Where I'm from the word "bonk" or "bonked" means the sam as the word shag or fuck...
abmann From: abmann Date: June 7th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's also a running term for crashing on a run.
dangermouse72 From: dangermouse72 Date: June 8th, 2010 07:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I figured. I did wonder how you had the energy for it during a run :op
angels_ember From: angels_ember Date: June 7th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
We all figure that my recovery runs after long runs are a good starting point for those who never run.

I'll have to keep this in mind after I feel a bit more comfortable running.

And (since I finally decided what I want as my b-day gift from my father) especially after I break in my KSOs a bit!
abmann From: abmann Date: June 7th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay KSOs!

Though, you may want to consider the Bikila. I hear it is more comfortable for running because they reduced the number of seams and added some really comfortable interior fabric.

What size or your feet? Berkeley Running Co has a fair number of the Women's Bikila in stock right now.
angels_ember From: angels_ember Date: June 7th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hrm... Can I wear the Bikila for walking and general use as well, or just running?

I wear a size 7 or 7.5, depending. I think that when I tried them on at the place at Hilldale, they started me in the equivalent of a 7 but then I had to go up a size because my poor pinky toe was smushed.

Btw - this is all your fault. Me trying this whole running thing, I mean. You post about it so damned much, and I figured that if you enjoy it to such a degree I might as well give it a shot.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 7th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Uh. Yeah? It's a shoe so you can wear it however you like, really. The colors aren't quite as demur as the KSOs though. :)


And I'm not going to apologize for getting more people to run. So there. :P
angels_ember From: angels_ember Date: June 7th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
The white with the gray & green is rather nice. And I found a review on the Birthday Shoes site that's pretty much sold me on them over the KSOs. Thanks for the head's up!

Yeah, I figured. You're the unapologetic sort. ;-P
abmann From: abmann Date: June 7th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Berkeley has a ton of the Grey/Green Bikilas in stock. You can direct your Dad there. :)
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: June 7th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Question. Should I go running today? I feel tired and achy, but it is a nice day outside. I have a bunch of other things I ought to do today.

Please discuss.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 7th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
You could meta-race lady_fox....
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: June 7th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
But I'm already meta-sexin' moocowrich's moms.
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: June 7th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
No meta about it. And that's probably why you feel tired and icky...oh wait, you said achy.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: June 8th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)
248 new hires today, including moocowrich.


Fffffffffff. It was easier when I assume I wasn't getting hired.
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: June 8th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Quite a lot of people for sure!

Also, we can reschedule that run for whenever you would like.
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: June 8th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and they claimed 215 new hires. Whatever the number, there were leftover donuts this morning. Which I helped myself to.
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