Friday, July 13, 2007

Just imagine the "Chariots of Fire" theme while reading this

I think these new shoes are going to work out. I've just been walking around in them to make sure I like the feel, but from now on they will be exclusively used for running. And in the past, that meant that I would wear them twice a year and forget about them, but since I actually spent the money on them this time, I feel obligated to used them more often. On days like today, it's hard not staying outside. It's absolutely perfect. Which works out well for me, I don't have to work until 5, so I've had most of the day to do whatever I'd like. This has involved getting some sushi for lunch, doing some laundry, walking downtown to the Java House, and very soon, going for a jog. I was planning on jogging this morning, but while I was sleeping, I got a massive cramp in my left calf, to which I woke up, screaming in pain. I think I was saying something like "damn this hurts," or maybe something with more swears. Then this morning it was still hurting when I tried to walk, so I decided to take it easy for a little while. It figures that I'd hurt myself while sleeping.

Anyways, the weather is too nice to not go for a run right now. I've got my headband on and everything, I mean business. I've got 2 weeks to break these shoes in and get in shape myself to run 7 miles.

Shit.

UPDATE!!!

Just got back from the run. The shoes and socks combine well to keep my feet very dry and well-ventilated. The sushi and cookie combine to keep my lungs not-well-ventilated. All in all I think I did about 2.5 miles in about 30-minutes. I need to step it up a little, but feel alright. I only slightly feel like puking!

7 comments:

H said...

Oooh Headband Flenker is a sexy Flenker! I probably won't hear from you all the rest of the afternoon, you'll have ladies all over you. Have fun "getting in shape!" I'm going to "sit on my fat ass" and "eat some more candy."

standoutinacrowd said...

next month you will start training for a marathon right:) i guess you learned the hard way that you shouldn't eat before running, its kind of like swimming.

Hannita said...

you have to get up and stretch when you wake up with a charley-horse! otherwise it will hurt for a day or two.

Flenker said...

h - Headband Flenker is one of my favorites.

stand - no marathons for me. I'll leave that for you to do. And yeah, I did learn not to eat before running.

hannita - I tried stretching when it first happened, but I really just wanted to get back to sleep. I'm lazy, so I don't want to do anything about it.

a said...

I think H might have been using the "" a little too much. . .HAHA!! And if you need a good physical therapist/athletic trainer who decided not to get certified b/c she wanted to go to medical school but decided against that, you know where to find me!

half the battle said...

Just broke in some new adidas running shoes myself today on aout 2.5 miles. They were great - I was huffing.
Also, don't feel too bad about your sleeping injury, you are not alone.
My friend just recently fell asleep with his head propped up on his arm and gave himself bursitis, which has taken months to heal. Napping injury!

Whiskeymarie said...

I wanted to hear "Chariots of fire" but all I was getting is Chicago's "You're the inspiration".
Flenker, you're MY inspiration.
I'm not going to run today, but I'll totally do it tomorrow.