Friday, May 11, 2007

Even Though We Were Exhausted

Yesterday Jason and I got home from work after our bike ride and just about collapsed onto our couch. We were asking each other, "Couldn't we do this 8 mile run tomorrow!?!" We decided that although we COULD do the run tomorrow...tomorrow was Friday and we enjoy having that evening off after a long week.

So we did what we do. Laced up our shoes, and headed out. I am so flippin' impressed with us sometimes. Our schedules these days have zero extra time in them (I know this is probably boring...but I like to have what we are doing down on paper so to speak) :
  • 5:30-6:00
    • Breakfast
  • 6:00-6:30
    • Bike (or walk to train)
  • 6:30-7:15
    • Train to Wheaton
  • 7:15-7:45
    • Drive from Wheaton to the Lab, drop Jesse off at the highrise and then to our site at the lab
  • 7:45-4:15
    • Work
  • 4:15-4:45
    • Drive to Train
  • 4:45-6
    • Train to City
  • 6-6:30
    • Bike (or walk) home
  • 6:30-9
    • Reserved for running, ice baths etc
  • 9-10
    • Shower, shove dinner in belly
  • 10:30
    • Bed
....so by Thursdays at 7pm, we are a bit on the tired side. I am amazed sometimes what the human body is capable of. We had a FANTASTIC run last night. Not so much fantastic in I wasn't tired or my legs weren't tired. But I just felt strong DESPITE the fact that I knew I was tired. We came in for 8 miles at 1:09:25 or 8:40 min/miles. A great city run, only one mile at exactly 9minutes and the rest below 9.

We came home and iced bathed and THEN I collapsed on the couch.

I had a pretty fitful nights sleep last night. Jason is giving a relatively big talk at the lab this morning and whenever we can't miss the train because of a meeting or whatever I get *very* nervous. I would say I woke up about 10 times during the night. Our cat, Dagny, was also terrorizing our apartment about 4:30am because we think there was another cat in the alley. She knocked down our blinds in our office...I mean she took them out, pulled the blinds out of the bracket, breaking one of the brackets. I love that cat...but seriously....4:30am. Give me a break.

We chose to walk to the Kedzie station this morning so cut the distance and up the sleep. It was a good walk and while I probably wouldn't leave my bike there (there are bike racks), if we do choose to walk, we will go to this station instead of downtown.

So another week down. We have a 4 mile recovery on Saturday and then 10 miles (that's right...that's double digitis) on Sunday.

4 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Hang in there, you two. ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Wow - losing 4 hours per day to commuting is a steep price to pay for getting to live in the city.

LeahC said...

well.....two of those hours are on the train reading, and an hour is either riding my bike or walking in the city, which I love to do. So I don't think it's any price to pay as otherwise I would be stuck in the burbs, or stuck in my car (If we drive the commute is about 2.25 hours a day)

Jason said...

Yeah, if only they would build that particle accelerator down State Street like I suggested there'd be no need to commute. Stupid zoning laws.

Could be worse, though. We could be like the other 90% of the chicago-land area and live in the suburbs and commute to the city. Now *that* would be rough (although considered completely normal).