Tuesday, August 25, 2009

C'mon It's only Three Miles

After my long Saturday, a relaxing Sunday was in order. Finished my house chores during the day so I could play 3 hours of beach volleyball followed by a bonfire with some friends in my backyard. Nothing like friendly competition with and roasting smores to make you feel like a kid again! I don't know what it is but we've been playing volleyball pretty regularly lately, enough so that you would expect me to be better at it lol.

I don't know about you but I'm probably 50/50 about running with my Ipod. I guess it just depends on the day and the run. I know I definately don't like it for races but somedays on my run  I just want to escape into the music and not get lost in my sometimes overactive thought process. If anyone can overthink a situation it's me. But hey I'm working on it :-) So today's playlist being a short run consisted of my latest music obsession, Kings of Leon. I'm diggin their latest CD. Not really the best tempo for most runs but eh what can ya do. I also discovered that Juke Box Hero for some reason is a feel good song for me to run to when the pace starts to drag. Anybody else have some favorites to listen to when running?

Anyway, easy three miles today went well but sadly enough I was really lacking on motivation to get out the door and do it. I finally had to remind myself it's only 3 miles and it will be over in no time. It's not like I had some pressing obligation or better way to spend my evening. Now I find myself strangely looking forward to my mile repeats tomorrow. I'm guessing it's all due to it being a change of pace, and hopefully I share the same feelings tomorrow when I am actually running repeat miles haha.

1 comment:

  1. I love O.A.R. and Drop Kick Murphy's when I actually get around to listening to the ol' iPod. O.A.R. is just plain ol' feel good music that puts a bounce in your step and DKM is hardcore Boston drinking music... totally rev's me up.

    Now regarding the ice bath... it really is that simple. After a long run, fill up your bath with lukewarm to cold water, get in, scream like a girl and then add a bag or two of ice. Let the ice melt and you're done. Usually takes about 10 minutes and although it's a wee bit painfully cold, it goes a long way with recovery and inflammation. After the bath I lay on the floor with my legs up against the wall to promote further recovery and circulation. 15 minutes of that and I'm good to go. It really helps, you should def give it a try after a rough long run and feel the difference.