Sunday, March 7, 2010
Weekend Long Run and Workout
Now that we've moved, we can participate in group runs along the canal. Saturday's run was to meet at 7:30am and then go to Vincent's for breakfast. It was my first time to Vincents and on the weekend there is a farmer's market. I love farmers markets. The friendly bustle of people, the aroma's of omelets, crepes and pizza remind me of Europe. I settled on a fresh baked scone (although pizza was also calling my name) and some water. My only complaint was there was no chai tea. The group of people we run with are a bunch of lawyers and really great people. Now you may think that lawyers are boring but one thing that I've learned working in an accounting center with anal accountants, is that every group is interesting and diverse so I find the lawyers and their cases really interesting. Plus, they are runners and all runners are great.
I ran 9.5 miles and started off way too fast. Starting out like its a race usually happens when I run with others, especially if they are men. I want to keep up and not slow them down. I kept their pace for about a mile and finally claimed you guys go ahead. Guess what, the pace was kind of quick for them too and we all slowed down (some).
I have a left leg quad/groin thing that is lingering now for about a month. It seems to be getting worse so I opted for a bike ride on Sunday only to find out the bike tire was flat and it was starting to rain. I debated skipping any type of exercise but deemed I needed to burn some calories and used the elliptical while listening to Phedipidations podcast.