Thursday, March 29, 2007

Run Run Run Till Her Footsteps Take Her Miles Away

Hahaha. See what I did there. Oh I am SO clever.

Anyways. Yes.

We've been running.

It's been great getting back into it! I think what happens when we have been on such a hiatus from running is that we lose our rhythm and so when we go ok, let's go three miles easy we, or at least I, forget what an easy pace is. So on Tuesday we went 3 miles and had the last two miles under 8:30. Yesterday we went 5 miles coming in at other words averaging under 9 minute miles. But I was just running I wasn't trying to do anything fancy, I wasn't running with music, I was just going.

Today we have 4 miles on the schedule. Then the plan was 2 miles on Saturday and then 6 miles on Sunday. I might get rid of the 2 miles on Sunday because Jason and I are going to be doing a lot of biking on Saturday. Starting on Monday we will start biking downtown and taking the train to Wheaton where we leave our car and then driving into the lab from there. So Saturday we are going to bike downtown and get monthly passes (cause then we have to take the train) and then we are going to bike all the way up to Linoln and Montrose to drop off our rent check and then back home....this should be about 20 miles or so of biking.

I just realized that leaving the car in Wheaton has some drawbacks.....well only one that I can think of. I was going to be brilliant this year and on Sundays drive downtown and park since the meters are free on Sunday and leave my car there and then we could run on the lakefront path and have post run swims at the beaches and not have to take the bus home......hmm.....well that's just a problem looking for a solution. I'm sure we'll figure something out....or just take the bus home. Hey, if you don't like smelly people don't take public transportation :-)

Alright. It's Thursday people. Woot.


Joe said...

> Hey, if you don't like smelly
> people don't take public
> transportation :-)


Firefly's Running said...

Leah, I actually don't mind the public transporation. This from a gal who MISSES her car that's still in MN. GO FOR IT!! You have nothing to lose and alot to gain.

LeahC said...


living in Chicago for most of my life i grew up on public transportation.

my point was more if i ran 15 miles and then went swimming how that would be for other folks on the bus.

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Good job on the 3 miler.  You are getting right back into urban running--as if you never left.