Wednesday, February 21, 2007
First line, in case you can't read it: "Fifty feels good, doesn't it?" Uh, can I get back to you on that?
According to this invitation I have important things to look forward to, like Social Security reform and Medicare. But getting the senior discount at the movies? Ut uh. And really, what else is there to look forward to? I mean, really.
I ran outside today for 30 minutes. FIRST time (in D.C.) in three weeks! It was 50F! So the trail was filled with slush. It's not so easy to run in slush, it turns out. It makes running harder. That is actually a good thing. Right? RIGHT? But I got to wear shorts! Outside! In February! I ran fifteen slushy minutes one way down the trail and 15 non-slushy minutes on neighboring streets on the way back. The whole way with a side stitch.
Here's a little secret they don't actually tell you: Spin classes do not actually make running any easier. Which is a real pity, because I'm getting really good at spinning.
In other news: I'm finally well enough for surgery. New date is March 19. Isn't it funny how you have to be perfectly healthy in order for them to render you helpless? Ha. Ha.
In the meantime, I am toying with the idea of joining the local 10k training program which starts this coming Saturday, even though I can only run with them for four weeks before the axe falls. (I love how positive I am!) The program prepares runners for the Capitol Hill Classic 10K on May 20. I figure I can walk the race if I have to, which I will have to, since my six weeks of no cardio after surgery will put me right at the start of May. Whaddya think?
In other other news: Happy Ash Wednesday! I'm starting to repent right now. As my fourth-grade teacher Miss Coleman used to say: A word to the wise is sufficient.