Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Getting My Vitamin D

Can you believe the beautiful day? It must have topped out close to 80 degrees in the NEOhio this afternoon, and, despite some uber-wind, was the nicest day this year.

So nice, in fact, that I ran 6.13 miles during lunch and maintained my lead in my Nike challenge.

Some people may think I have a problem with my competitiveness with respect to these challenges. And if I were a liar, I would say you were wrong. But, really: what’s so bad about a little teeth gnashing and hard work to outrun a bunch of strangers I’ll never ever meet? Not much, I say.

Counting today’s run, I am up to 15.57 miles for the month of April, which is more than half of my original January goal!

But I do understand the concept of resting. I wanted to take advantage of these past beautiful days before disasters like Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday set in (forecast: 20s and 30s with that snow stuff!). Perhaps I’ll have a chance to snowboard yet this season.

Worry not: I'm making up my swimming days on Thursday and Friday (maybe even Saturday?).

And hope is finally in sight: I have less than four weeks left in the semester. I’m really looking forward to being able to focus on my training with a full week’s worth of lunch hours… and then I’ll work on my thesis this summer at home.


Joe said...

> what’s so bad about a little
> teeth gnashing and hard work
> to outrun a bunch of strangers
> I’ll never ever meet

Nothing. The real challenge is outrunning YOURSELF. So far, you're doing a great job at that. Keep it up!

miss petite america said...

nice days always call for running. would be a total shame if you didn't :)

and don't ever feel bad about kickin' ass. you rock, chica

Faithful Soles said...

Hi GP, great post and great blog. I am training for my first Ironman in 2008, so it's always nice to run across another newbie.

If you get a chance, please visit my running web site, Faithful Soles. I have a categorized and searchable running Blog Database on there and would appreciate it if you would link your blog to it (Joe who commented above me to this post has his blog linked to it).

The Salty One said...

A little motivation never hurts, but remember running is relative. What's good for you and your training might not be to run more miles than those people. If it is--go get 'em!