Thursday, August 17, 2006

Slow, Sore, and Slurpeelicious

Sometimes it's just really hard to go slow on a recovery run. Other times, it's just really necessary.

We went a modest six miles as slowly as we could possibly manage, which was really pretty slow. We plodded along for the first two and a half miles, but after we stopped for water and to stretch, we lost all our momentum (both literally and metaphorically). After that, we pretty much walk/ran the rest of the way, walking for a little bit at each half mile. It was incredibly humid and we were both pretty sore and worn out from running yesterday, so it was just hard to get motivated to run slowly back home.

That is, until we decided to get Slurpees. Oh Slurpees, you are so icey and delicious. The thought of this frozen treat gave us the motivation to run the last two miles all the way home. Although only one flavor was ready to pour (Frozen Mountain Dew), it was still delicious and we had a nice walk home.

It wasn't the easiest run. We were tired and it was humid. But it's over now and six more miles have been notched. Go us.

11 comments:

Ryan said...

Jason, nice work. Sometimes you just need to take it easy and cover the distance. There are no slurpee stops out here in the 'burbs. :( I have to rely

Ryan said...

... upon trying to partially freeze my gatorade in my freezer.

Firefly's Running said...

Slurpies...yum!!! But I still love my smoothies instead.

Haight said...

And since 7/11 took over White Hen last week, soon we will be overrun by the Lords of Slurpiedom.

jamie said...

Yay for Slurpees!

Running Jayhawk said...

Man, if I had known you'd be doing a slow run, I could've paced you guys. HAH! :)

Josh said...

Ummmm....a Slurpee. That sounds so good right now. I wish there was a 7/11 near by. Damn!

Taryn said...

Ooohhhh... I miss Slurpees. Strangely enough, 7/11 hasn't inflitrated Okinawa. Yet.

Susan said...

mmmm. slurpeeesss

Trish said...

yay 6 miles!...hahaha atleast you got it done...Yum Slurpee's also sounds pretty good. Keep it up

Susanne said...

"Oh Slurpees, you are so icey and delicious" is very funny!