Saturday, November 29, 2008


Joe should be shaking in his boots. (Or running shoes or Manolos or whatever)

My long run is up to 5 whole miles! 5!

So yeah, today I dragged my ass out of bed and met with my running group for the first time in like months. Because really, it isn't worth it to meet my group when I am running such short distances. Especially in winter when I would rather wait until mid day to run instead of the crack of dawn.

Since I don't wear my Garmin, I'm not sure how fast I went (since there was some creative route adjustment due to a locked gate). Somewhere between 10:30 and 11:00 min/miles. So yeah, not speedy, but I'm building here! I can do 2.5 miles at sub-10 min/miles, but 3 is still elusive.

In other news, I ran five days in the last week, got my ass kicked in spinning class on monday, lifted twice, didn't even celebrate Thanksgiving, and gained a pound.


It's muscle, right? Right?!


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Muscle, yeah, certainly a possibility. More likely it's a pound of calluses on your feet from all that running.

Still preferable to fat, though.

Computer nerds can afford Manolos? I guess I'm just not nerding hard enough.

Word verification: "hystool". I just don't know how to take that. But I guess it's better than that quotation from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion that I got last time I left a comment here.

Wendy said...

Muscle! ;-)

With me it would be water weight! ;-)

(Glaven, my wordver is vises.)

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work - you'll be there in no time.

MissAllycat said...

My quote of the week - "The only way I'll drop ten pounds is if I go shopping in England."

peter said...

Remember the good ol' days when we thought 5 miles was a long way? And we'd drive miles to meet up with friends so we could run such a far distance with them, a fifty minute hookup? Coffee afterwards, always. Sigh.

Jenny Davidson said...

Definitely muscle!

Borsch said...

Must be muscle!

sherri said...

joe - if you own manolos...i want some!

and yes d - it is muscle!

jeanne said...

heck five miles is STILL long for me...and i just ran 10.

oh sure it's muscle. definitely!