Thursday, March 13, 2008

Phoenix Pharewell...

Left Phoenix this morning -- happy to be home. But before I left, I decided I would go for a run in the lovely city park next to the hotel. Set my alarm for 6:00, not knowing whether it would be light. It wasn't. So I reset it for 6:30 and grabbed a little more sleep.

Was out the door at 6:35, pleasant pink morning, suprisingly cool. Ran down the park along the "lake" and then looped back and up around the larger park where the pool is. It's not a very big park, but it does seem like they connect for quite a while with other parks. But time was tight so I gave myself 40 minutes total -- 5-minute warm up, 30-minute run, 5-minute cool down. Really lovely morning; people out walking dogs, a man praying to Mecca, a surprising number of birds (was that an egret?). Also a surprising number of people smoking...

It took me a while to feel loose; my knees hurt for the first 10 or so minutes and I felt queasy the entire run. But all in all I was really pleased with myself for getting up and doing it. Then I did a too-quick stretch, jumped in the shower, and was headed to the airport 20 minutes after finishing my run.

Rest day tomorrow...

No comments: