Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bits and Pieces

A whole host of random thoughts occurred today as I ran 6.5 miles.

First, I've switched from music to podcasts on my runs. Lately, the music seemed to drag me down and I would spend time flipping through my songs to see if I could find the perfect mix. It may be that the podcasts are just a change of routine, but I'm enjoying listen to various stories and information. In a way, it feels like I am running with someone who is just chatting about random things. Maybe I'll get tired of the chatter or maybe it is what I need to push to the next level in my training.

Second, I could really go for a nap about now. One thing I have noticed is that every run over 4 miles within an hour after finishing, I feel extremely worn out. I follow a good post run regimen of hydrating then drinking a post-run recovery drink of a carb/protein ration. Following the recovery drink I will usually have a good meal. Why should I be so exhausted?

Third, It feels really good to get back into a regular routine of running. My ankle tendon has cleared up, my quads have stopped hurting and overall I am feeling back on track. It's been good to remember why I enjoy running.

Fourth, my luck at winning free stuff on the web has been pretty poor non-existant, but Adam over at The Boring Runner is doing a giveaway. It's probably nothing you're interested in, so don't bother going to see it because it increases my chances of winning.

Finally, I was sent a book from The Runner's Lounge to review. It's a compilation of stories that the site founders published. I will take a moment in an upcoming post to give my review.

7 comments:

  1. More and more, I am feeling this way after runs. But that's probably because of the baby stealing all of my energy. And I'm guessing that's not what your problem is.

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  2. That would definitely pose a problem on many fronts.

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  3. The note above translates to The future belongs to those who believe they are beautiful dream.

    What a nice thought although I don't know exactly how that applies, but we'll just run with it. Thank you Google Translator.

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  4. I agree with 則其則其 It is true - the future is a beautiful dream.

    glad to hear that you are finding a groove with your running. Running pain free is indeed a beautiful thing.

    I've got my fingers crossed for you w/ my giveaway!

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  5. 當身處逆境時,要能忍一時之氣,吃一時之苦,並及早確立自己的目標,總有一天,你會嘗到那甘美的果實。 ..................................................

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  6. Hi! What podcasts do you listen to? I am new to the world of podcasts but I think I would love them as company on my long runs.

    Thanks!

    p.s. LOVE your blog

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