Monday, March 12, 2007

Drop Whatever You're Doing...

...and rush right over to Bex and Peter's and see what they've been up to. Congratulations to both on a FANTASTIC race! Go show them some comment love!

Meanwhile, today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life. Or week. The first day of the rest of my week. During which your heroine attempts to run not once, not twice, not even three times, but SIX ENTIRE DAYS in a row! Or not!

Today was Day One. I ran four miles in blissful 57F in my brand new Mizuno waveriders (I think they made a movie about these babies), with no blistering! Yay!

Besides the Mizunos, the shoe menu included: Bold's beloved Wright sox.

I've been through these combinations in the past few weeks:

1. Nike Pegasus
Inserts
Wright Sox

2. Nike Pegasus
Inserts
Thorlos (thin and thick)

3. Nike Pegaus
No Inserts
Wright sox

etc. etc.

It's enough to make a person batty, all these iterations. And none of them made the slightest difference.

Well today was my longest run in a long while and I would usually have developed a blister by mile 3. But I was feeling good, except for a very very tight right calf, which I attribute to not wearing inserts (isn't this fascinating? I know, it is, isn't it?)

I got to 1.5 and thought, oh, what the heck, run to the two mile mark. (I never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever EVER say stuff like that. EVER.)

And all my splits were under 11 minutes. Including the last mile faster than the third! Going uphill! Standing on my head! (Insert never ever ever, etc., here.)

It helped that I was listening to the Steve Prefontaine episode of Phedippidations. Steve Prefontaine (I know, the movie sucks) was an incredible talent. A talent cut short.

All I know is: Today, I didn't loathe running!

And that means that today was a Good Day.

15 comments:

LBTEPA said...

LOUD APPLAUSE!!
YOU GO GIRL!!!

Just12Finish said...

Somehow "It's gotta be da inserts!" just doesn't have the same oomph to it.

21stCenturyMom said...

One good day deserves another. Here's to tomorrow and 4 more tomorrows after that.

Thomas said...

Not loathing running is a good start. Can you keep than going? Please?

Danielle said...

I am not loving my Nike Pegasuses (Pegasi?) Perhaps I need to find me some Mizuno Waverunners so I can run like the wind too!

Bex said...

Awwww ... thanks for the shout-out! I really appreciate that. Also, here's hoping the Mizunos will be your lucky charm. Maybe that Pacers clerk really knew what she was talking about!

Black Knight said...

The Nike Pegasus are the best shoes I have ever had but now the new model doesn't fit anymore for me. I look forward to read the full history of the 6 days!

Anita said...

Okay, first another headnod on Wright Cool Mesh socks...love em so much I wanna marry em. And congrats and kudos to you for an impressive goal for the week and starting it out with a bang!

peter said...

What Jeanne is not telling you because she is the shy and retiring type is that she practically smoked the Intermediate group at last Saturday's group long run
on the Mall. I was helping coach K take out her training class and when I slowly made my way to the
front of this spread-out group of runners, there was Jeanne running 10 meters behind the leaders, pushing 'em.

Bob said...

It is so nice to be hearing all this refreshed energy out there. Seems like spring may have finally sprung.

IHateToast said...

so you're saying if i wear bolder's socks, i'll feel better when i run?

susie said...

I love a Good Day in Jeanne land. Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David said...

You owe Peter a lot. A lot.

jeanne said...

Peter "embellishes" the truth. a lot.
:)

WannaBe5Ker said...

I want the Power Socks!

WTG on the super duper run!