Thursday, June 19, 2008

No excuses

I did it. I got my lazy arse out of bed and went for a run. I opted to sleep yesterday instead of running. I was SO tired. I was tired this morning and as I lay there, so many excuses came into my head: my ham string is bothering me, I have a race on Sunday I should really rest for, I am still getting over a nasty cold, I'm not sure if I have a clean running top..... But in the end, I got up and did it.

It wasn't the best run, but it wasn't bad either. I am happy to say that my casual running pace seems to be getting a bit faster. Many times when I run by myself on the paths in my neighborhood, I end up going slower than I do with the girls. I didn't really push myself and deliberately did a couple of hills. In the end I ran 3.36 miles at a 9:42/mile pace. Not bad.

I need to put together a new running playlist. This morning, I hit shuffle and hit the road. It was great. I heard songs I forgot I had on my iPod. Other than one of my kids' songs (Laurie Berkner's Buzz Buzz) that I had to hit fast forward, everything was perfect for my casual run this morning.

I have a new power song possibility. I forgot that I even had this song and when it came on it was a great tempo for the little hill loop I was doing. I posted this video for all the Steven Tyler fans out there. Personally, I think he is one of the ugliest men alive, but, he does have a certain quality. He definitely picked the right line of work. And the song ROCKS.


Jill said...

Agreed, rock is probably the best line of work for Steven Tyler. Can you imagine if he was your doctor? :-)

I have a lot of Aerosmith in my iTunes library. I'll have to play with some of those songs on runs. Thanks for the suggestion.

Jenn said...

Ooh good song!

Xena said...

Thanks so much for your comment!
I will definitely check out the bike.

Hope all is well with your family. Bone spurs and surgery sound like no fun.


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