Tuesday, January 27, 2009

recovery phase

Haven't posted... and have only run once. Beginning to feel slow and creaky again, and I know I'm not sleeping as well because I haven't been getting enough -- read "any" -- exercise.

A couple of developments on the fitness front -- due to the lack of progress on the Ballard LA Fitness, we decided to go ahead and sign up for a year's membership at Olympic Athletic Club. I like the weird, higgledy-piggledy layout, I like their class schedule, I like that they're local. Sure, I don't like the fact that I'm effectively paying for other people's childcare, but, hey. Wil's worried about the pool; which may be an issue, but otherwise I'm pleased with the set up. Plus, we now have free parking in downtown Ballard...

We also went out for our first post-marathon run on Sunday. I huffed and puffed and struggled more than I am happy to admit on a quick run around Green Lake. Not fun. It was cold and snowing just a little bit, but I'm pleased that we went out and did it.

I'm in NYC now, on business, and had hoped to get out for a run today before my committee meeting -- but the late sunrise, early work start, and my growing realizzation that Midtown isn't such a great place to run meant that I didn't manage to get out. Oh, and did I mention the arctic weather? It's very, very cold. Still, weather permitting, I have an awesome route mapped out for tomorrow -- maybe. It's a little ambitious, and a little weird... I'll tell you about it if I run it. If I don't, I'll just delay that particular itinerary until I'm back in May. Weather should be warmer then...

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