Saturday, May 05, 2007

Kick in the Butt!!!

I was laid back in the recliner this afternoon reading the new issue of Runners World that's been sitting on my dresser for about a week. Lo and Behold, the cover told the story and was just what I needed. "101 Kicks in the Butt" was right there on the cover. After skimming through 38, when I got to 39, I immediately got my shoes on and took off out the door. :) Well, not quite. I still had some "chores" to do but ended up doing an easy 3 miles late this evening.

I've been sick the last couple of days. GI issues. I actually had to go home from work on Friday because I felt so bad. On the way home, I happened to catch Spiderman 3 on IMAX. :) So, I guess the day was half sick day and half playing hookie. I think God punished me for the hookie part 'cause I spent much of the remainder of the day in the bathroom. I felt better this morning but not well enough to make the planned long run with June. Of course, I really wasn't going to run WITH June but you know what I mean. We were both going to be out there and meet up for breakfast. I was really looking forward to that. Sorry, June!!! Another time, k?

So, I did 3 miles this evening. The main goal tonight was to just not mess my pants. LOL!!! It had been about 12 hours since the last "episode" but I wasn't completely confident that once I got running, my "issue" would rear it's ugly head making for a very uncomfortable and embarassing trip home. So, no problems though as I made my way around. I felt relaxed. It was hot and humid. Wonder how many times in the next few months we'll all be saying that.

I felt good. I've definitely lost some fitness and strength but that's to be expected. I actually felt like a long(er) run tonight but didn't want my first in a week to be a long run so I settled for 3. I think after 3 or 4 good runs during this coming week, I'll be ready for an easy, slow 7 or 8 miler on Saturday.

3 comments:

TX Runner Girl said...

Yikes, sorry about the um, issues. :-) I've found myself sick at the movies before...hey, I'd be watching a movie or something at home anyway, right? I loved the kick in the butt article in RW too. It was very timely for me as well.

Pony and Petey said...

I'm always so proud of my fellow runners when I hear that they overcame inertia to get out there and RUN! Even if it's just once around the block or 1 easy mile, at least we're OUT THERE and we're MOVING!

Hope the other "running" has stopped, though! Very funny blog, dude = )

JustJunebug said...

vic i didnt get your email; you probably sent it to work or something? anyhoo glad you're feeling better.

i kinda figured you werent coming when i didnt hear from you plus i wasnt going to be able to go eat anyway!