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And runnin', runnin'

Posted Apr 02 2010 4:22pm
After only writing one entry in March, I really want to get back in the blogging groove, if only to stretch my writing muscles a bit. Of course, I hope I'll be reporting on how I'm stretching my actual muscles, too.

Yesterday was my second run of the year with the Flying Irish - I think it's the fourth club run, but I was either out of town or tired/lazy/sick for the ones in between now and then. During the first run of the year we had someone taking photos of us and I recently realized that I'm famous ! Ha, well, by that I mean that a photo of me appeared in the slideshow, but it's kind of neat because is the first time I can remember seeing a picture of me while running.

Here's the still of me

Yesterday we were scheduled to run a pretty challenging route which is actually one of my favorites on cool weather days, but instead we turned off our path and started up some stairs from the valley up to the neighborhood my apartment is in... and then back down some stairs and over a bridge... and then around a neighborhood that had some more stairs... we were all going, "What the heck kind of new route is this?", especially my coworker who was on his first run with the club. Turns out we were all April fools! It was Brendan the leader's idea of a joke on the runners, and I have to say, it was pretty good. My legs might beg to differ, though!

Getting back into running has been interesting. I haven't been controlling my plantar fasciitis very well, to be honest, but getting out and pounding the pavement only once a week or less has kept it away for the most part. I guess I really mean: it hurts when I run but goes away before the next time I run. Sigh. Not the best.

But it has been great being outside in the sun and wind and rain of this emerging springtime, pushing my body hard and listening to fun music and coming home all sweaty and exhausted. It's been really hard to keep up a fitness routine these past five weeks or so, but now that I am pretty grounded in Spokane for the next few months and I think my life will stop resembling Up in the Air, I should be able to get back into the swing of things. Running included, I hope. Hooray!
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