Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Unencumbered...

Jeez, it seems like these days all I have to post about is running. It's almost as if my life revolves around it or something.

Ummm, OK. I admit it. It sorta does.

This week, I've been struggling with that silly alarm clock again. Today is the first day that I managed to get out of bed and go for a run since my long run on Saturday. I have, however, gone to a couple of classes at the gym. I went to step aerobics on Monday night and boot camp on Tuesday night.

Regarding the boot camp, it was my first time doing that particular torture. Let me just say "Ouch!" The lower body stuff, squats, jumping, etc was EASY. The upper body stuff, situps, pushups... not so much. My upper body is WEAK! I need to work on that.

Anyhow, I got up this morning after trying to talk myself out of it and got dressed for a run. It's been warming up again this week, so it was 40 degrees when I got up. I got dressed in long sleeves and NO jacket! Yay! Then, I went to turn on my Garmin. Low battery. WHAT? I just charged this thing after my 20 miles and haven't ran since. How could the battery be low?
Ah, well. I'll just run without it. So, I took off out the door, feeling naked without all the electronic gadgetry and got about a half mile when I realized that I forgot my ipod, too! UGH!

How did I get this way? I didn't start running with an ipod until 2 or 3 years ago, which means that I ran for 6 or 7 years without music. I suppose the bigger question is, how did I ever run without it?

I was faster then... I wonder how fast I would have been if I had used music back then? The world may never know...

I thought of a lot of these conundrums during my run, without the music to keep my mind diverted. Don't let me run without that thing again. UGH!

6 comments:

X-Country2 said...

I've been watch free since my marathon 3 months ago, but there's no way I could run without music. I'd have gone straight home, so you're way tougher than me.

I Run for Fun said...

Good job working on upper body strength. I have a pretty weak upper body too.

Yasmin said...

I have to remember to lift weights for my upper body. I tank the swim and I blame it on my noodle (they're actually quite fluffy shall we say) arms.

Melanie said...

i know what you mean about being lost without the gadgets. i love music when running too just to provide some background noise. Great job on the workouts!

AKA Alice said...

I think sometimes I forget to turn off my Garmin and the battery runs down (suck!)

Hey, didn't you run 20 miles this weekend? It's OK to sleep in after that.

Glad you got to run in almost normal weather!

Carly said...

I go into MD mode without gadgets. I almost cried when I didn't have my garmin or ipod when I set out to run again.

Nice job on the boot camp. Upper body is a killer.