Sunday, January 08, 2006

So sad

I cheated. Not really, but it sure felt like it. I cut my 10 mile run down to 7.74. I ran/walked at snail speed - 11:34 min miles. Even at that pace my heart rate stayed around 180. I won't let this cold beat me, however - it is doing a good job at slowing me down. Between the Wellness Formula and the Neti Pot, I should be back to 9:30's by next week's lsd.

Yesterday's workout consisted of sitting on my patio absorbing the sun and increasing my melanin level. Today will be 82 degrees and sunny; I plan on doing the same for most of the day. Until then, I'm going to google why I curl my right toes, and not my left toes, while I run.

30 Comments:

Blogger 'Zilla said...

Hmm, I think if you had a cold and you still ran 7.74 miles, that constitutes as you listening to your body. Great Job! I bet that sun felt great.

Feel better soon!

9:36 AM  
Blogger TryAthlete said...

Hope you feel better soon.
Go easy when you've got a cold - don't run yourself sick; after all, exercise is supposed to make you healthier.

Sun! I'm jealous. Terribly jealous.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Flatman said...

Get better, Susan... :)

11:51 AM  
Blogger robtherunner said...

82 Degrees! You're just rubbin it in. Have fun googling.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Bolder said...

i thought about skipping today's long run just because you have a cold...

imagine if i had one. Good work!!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Hey, did you just call me a snail?!?!?! Ok, I know you didn't mean it.

Get well...

2:40 PM  
Blogger Jen_runs said...

That's not cheating - it's called listening to your body. You get brownie points for doing so.

Well done and I hope you are back to 100% very soon.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

If i had a cold, i just stayed home ;). Good job.

4:14 PM  
Blogger susie said...

Yeah, I don't know how you can run long with a cold, either. And please send some of that warm weather and sun up here.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Please tell me that if I keep up with this running, I won't google for toe curl. Please...

5:11 PM  
Blogger iliketoast said...

Please, please, please post on the Neti Pot. There is one in our house and ihatetoast has threatened me with death or something far worse if I enter the bathroom when she is performing her sacred rituals with that little jug I like to use to rinse my mouth out after brushing my teeth.

5:38 PM  
Blogger William said...

Send some warm air up here! I could really go for some rays right about now.

7:15 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

Ok I'm curious - did you discover why you curl your right toes and not your left toes while running?!

In a couple of days Mr CJ and I will be heading to the coast for 4 days of sun, surf and sand - can't wait!

9:21 PM  
Blogger Hilda said...

Don't be sad, it could be related not only with willpower or concentration as you are mentioning cold, brrrrr!

9:27 PM  
Blogger David said...

We have much in common. I sit in the sun at the first opportunity. 82 would do it for me too. Maybe it helped dry out your cold too.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Rae said...

Get some rest, and some sun for me!! I am SO pasty white, it's gross!! We bought fake tan this weekend - my Miami pics will not be pale winter white!

10:38 PM  
Blogger Iron Benny said...

Uhh, 180 heart rate!? That is waaaay high! Do you always run at that heart rate? My aerobic heart rate is around 140. I don't think my monitor has ever read 180.
Benny

10:52 PM  
Blogger Richard Maas LMT, MTI said...

good job on the run today. miles is miles. looking forward to hearing what google says about your toes.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Ewen said...

Very slow running is beneficial for minor 'bugs' Susan, as is vegemite.

You remind me why I like kilometres - you can run more of them!

12:29 AM  
Blogger Kiki said...

82 ...I am so jealous.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Black Knight said...

Better to rest one day more if you don't feel in shape. Dropping at 7.74 m the workout was very wise. Most of us (runners) are stubborn and perhaps don't succeed in taking such decision so....we get into the troubles

10:07 AM  
Blogger Al Carter said...

enjoy the sunshine! Some decent hours on the patio should cure that cold in no time!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Elle said...

Let me know what you discover about the toes...I curl 'em on both feet...my little piggies are war-torn:)

3:33 PM  
Blogger Oldman said...

drin plenty of white wine and chicken soup... hope you get better real soon.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Great blog, my toes curls just the oppisite from yours when I run, too funny. If Google has anything, let me know!

7:11 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

Hi Susan,

Can you ask your cyclist husband about a bike called Windsor Willow? I found a great road bike tonight but I was too short and a lot of the road bikes are out of my price range :( So I saw that Windsor and thought I would ask around.
Great job with your runs. I started a diet this week, so we will see.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Jennifer P said...

When you're sick it's the only time I'm faster than you....
82 degrees? We've outlawed that in Canada. Otherwise we'd have nothing to brag about.
Please tell Rowdy that I've embarassed Sherlock online so that he doesn't have to feel alone.

11:35 PM  
Blogger tri-mama said...

Chicken soup and rest. Get well soon.

8:37 AM  
Blogger nancytoby said...

"Snail speed"?? That's like turbo snail on caffeine speed for me.

2:53 PM  
Blogger BuckeyeRunner said...

Ah. 82 degrees and sunny. Sounds perfect.

6:38 PM  

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