Saturday, June 9, 2007

smooth running

This past week has been focused on running. I didn’t really plan it that way, but sometimes these things just happen. I went for a long run in the middle of the week. It started out nice and innocent. I was just heading to the bridge for seven, but then I kept going and going and soon enough I was circling the rose bowl. The nice thing about that route is there’s a drinking fountain about every three miles, so you don’t have to plan ahead for hydration. The next day I went out for an easy seven and stuck to the plan. Then Hilary got back from a trip the following day and told me that she wanted to run to the bridge four days in a row. Well, I certainly couldn’t turn that kind of offer/challenge down. So, I’m excited to see the weekly totals – maybe a PR in store for us. “And, their running…”

That last bit is sort of an inside joke for my sister l’Aura. She used to mimic sports casters: “and he’s got the ball… aaannnd heeeee’s ruuunnning…. and, he’s running, he’s got the ball and he’s running…” How did it go?

This has also been the week of smoothies. After each run we’ve whipped up some nice recovery drinks – frozen berries, soy milk, yogurt… you know the drill. I don’t recommend pouring in the morning’s extra coffee, though. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but it just didn’t work.

Here's a picture of Hilary in post run relaxation mode. Notice her lady-like pinkie-off-the-glass style.

With all this running around it feels like we’re in training for something, but I don’t know what that is. Maybe something will present itself to us when we are ready.

1 comment:

shawnkielty said...

I like the yogurt, frozen berries, protien powder, dried papaya combo ... with green food added.