Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Best Laid Plans.....

I got home from work yesterday (early, hurrah!) and saw this sign in the elevator:

BOO! My husband and I have started swimming in hopes of doing our first triathlon this summer. Adam swam in high school so already knows what he is doing and he is teaching me better technique. After my first lesson and a few practice sessions I was becoming comfortable w/ "breathing on both sides" during freestyle. Now this will all be delayed until mid-December. Sad:(

What will I put in all the swim slots I had scheduled for the next month? I'm thinking maybe I need to re-join the River East Club to take advantage of spinning classes. I was trying to put this off until December, but now with this extra work out time....I'll talk to my favorite spinning partner and see what she thinks.

In other news, sometimes changing plans works out really well! Yesterday, for work, I got to leave the hospital to spend the morning at a nursing home for the day. That was depressing (maybe I'll post on that later, we'll see) but it meant that on my walk back I passed lululemon! I've never actually purchased anything from this store as my running wardrobe is pretty much set but this year I'm due for some new running tights. I read a review of the 'Dash Tight' below on one of your blogs (sorry- I can't remember which one to give the proper shout out!) so decided to give them a try.

With my new purchase in tow, I began to think "When can I wear these? I can't wait!".
(Quick review for other ladies in need of new tights: These are great! Zippered pocket in rear, side pockets that ride close to legs for extra storage, wide waistband is very flattering for all shapes and sizes, super-duper soft, plenty long- the size 6's went over the tops of my low-rise socks and I am almost 5'9'', did not even notice they were on, warm. No complaints. Worth the $100.)

Well, I got lucky and got to leave work at 3. I had a quick snack and decided I'd forgo the Yasso's on my schedule and instead throw on my new tights and do my long run. Yea! The elusive long run, done! All 15 miles (well, almost because I miscalculated and did 14.78, but whatever) completed! So happy.

It was an absolutely beautiful night- upper 40s w/ very little breeze (until the last few miles), very clear night. Random thoughts from my run:

--I feel very lucky to live in a place that tourists from all around the word come to visit. As I ran by the planetarium there were lots of people out to take photos of the skyline, the same skyline that contains my apartment complex. I'm lucky to live in such a place.

--I ran past a lady not only in full make-up but also clearly wearing recently applied perfume. Why, why, why? Does she think we won't smell her sweat if instead we smell her cheap perfume? Give it up lady, you gonna stink like the rest of us!

--I ran by an older lady "power walking" around mile 3. When I saw her again at mile 13 I was impressed.

--I need a better system for getting my goo chomps out because I had to briefly walk to do so twice last night. Also, I'm incapable of drinking from cups or bottles while walking. I think I'll have to start running with my Nathan backpack on long runs to deal with both problems.

--I had so much fun. Really, what a great way to spend the evening!

Well, I'm off to go back to sleep. Switching back to days is really hard for me. I'm still waking up for a few hours each night. Arg. Guess I can catch up on blogging at 3 am!

By the numbers:
For those who care about these things, my splits were: 9:16, 9:33, 9:40, 9:36, 9:36, 9:16, 9:45, 9:40, 9:51, 10:00, 10:40 (had to stop to get goo out my pack), 9:35, 9:37, 11:01 (another goo incident-need a better system), 10:35. Was very comfortable 80% of the time.

1 comment:

  1. Nice long run! I really like those tights and think that $100 would be worth it. They look flattering too. Wow, you are 5 feet nine iches!?! I used to be 5'8 but have already lost a half of an inch:( Thanks for the review and have a great week!