Sunday, January 08, 2006

Update from Florida

This morning was a perfect morning for running, even though I wasn't in the mood for it when I woke up. (It's possible this is related to last night's trip to the comedy club, and the two drink minimum. Possible.) Anyway, I forced myself out the door for my planned 5 miles, before my French Toast breakfast.

Ouch. My shins were really bothering me. I was really frustrated, since I've been feeling pretty good lately. I toughed it out for a mile (slow: 11 minutes), but it wasn't getting any better so I slowed down to a walk. I walked for about 10 minutes, then ran another mile, and then walked back home to finish up with about 3 miles. I was (and I'm still) really bummed. I've been making progress and was not expecting this at all. I think that running on the golf course on Thursday, with all it's hills, probably is what did me in. It's also possible that the crappy sandals I'm walking around in aren't doing me any good either. Neither explanation was sound enough to stop me from worrying. I iced and stretched, and I won't be giving running another try until at least Wednesday. We'll see how I'm doing then...

By the way, here's a picture of that golf course I mentioned. Three days I've been walking by it, and not a single golfer. Only that old dude sitting in some armchair watching security monitors waiting for the "code one" when I started running on the course.

As for the rest of my trip down here, it's been pretty good. Considering there are two little kids here it's not always the most relaxing of trips, but it has been really nice to hang out with my friends again.

We went to one of the local science centers on Friday. It was pretty cool and I learned one good way to lose weight: move to Mars.

The weather has been (relatively) cold down here in Florida, and I even had to wear a sweater last night. Today was a little warmer and I broke out the shorts again. Tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer and I'm looking forward to more time in the sun. By the time I have to home on Tuesday, I'm sure it will be like paradise down here. But hey, I'll take what I can get.

Time for Trivial Pursuit...


Blogger Rae said...

It looks SO warm and green there!! I've forgotten what leaves look like on trees. We're still mad that you took your impromptu trip this week versus THREE weeks from now!!

Have a safe trip back!

Sunday, January 08, 2006  
Blogger Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Looks like you're having a great time. I loved Florida and lived in a t-shirt/shorts. We were there in February. Funny all the locals were wearing pants and

Monday, January 09, 2006  
Blogger partyrunner said...

darling little kids. and yes, it does look toasty.
but rest assured, 50s the rest of the week... (yes, this so cal girl celebrates 50 degree weeks in january, and undresses in them too)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006  
Blogger jeanne said...

Sorry about the shins, man. sucks. But your in FLORIDA and there's no hurricane! so my pity only goes so far ...

Thursday, January 12, 2006  
Blogger David said...

I love your yacht. How many crew for you?

Wednesday, January 18, 2006  

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