Monday, April 6, 2009

As she passed me on the street

this girl (some BYU co-ed I'm sure) said,

"Good job."

I replied after gasping, "Thanks."

Well now that was nice. Or was it? I was jogging up a hill and obviously not going all that fast. I'm not sure what was going on there. Oh well.

Today when I left work it was so nice outside that I decided to do my walk/job outside. Man it is a good thing that I am so used to the honks, whistles and cat calls. In fact I don't even hear them anymore. It felt good to run outside and in fact, I was able to run the last 10 minutes straight (I usually have to break it up into a walk/jog).

Oh and I told my personal trainer about my goal to do a triathlon and of course he was excited. Then I told him about how much swimming I was doing that week. The truth is the Saturday before I decided to do this, I swam 18 down and backs (resting every two). But now that my training program told my I only need to do 3 down and backs (consecutively, mind you) I decided to just follow the program. Well Eric did not like that - "what you are going to do? De-condition?" Gosh, if you put it like that...

I thought about that a lot and so this morning I swam 3 sets of FOUR down and backs. I liked it - I might even do four sets on Wednesday. Larry came too in his new swim suit and goggles (an early father's day gift from yours truly).

I think I like swimming better than jogging cause it doesn't hurt. When I run my knees and calves hurt. I guess there might be something to that stretching theory. I should try it. Do you think that will help? Please don't tell me to do yoga ... not ready for that for sure. Maybe some day.

5 comments:

Stookey Family said...

Running is all about the shoes katy. In the event you haven't gotten new shoes in the last 4 months then go get some from a GOOD running store. Drop the dough and you'll be so happy. And when your running consistantly they are only good for about 75miles then you got to get a new pair again...its a cycle.

ktb said...

Niks - that is a good suggestion. I has been a long time since I purchases a good pair running shoes - mine are at least 3 years old.

HollyWood said...

I'm sure the girl was being nice. Runners are a friendly bunch and know exactly how hard it is to run up a hill and know that an encouraging word goes a long way . . . Also, for sure get a good pair of shoes from a good store. But I disagree with "Stookey Family," they should last 300 miles if you run in them every other day. I think you are awesome. Good Job.

Kenon said...

You know that I am a cheapskate...and I am telling you that you MUST go into a good running store, have them watch you run, and they will tell you what kind of shoes you need. Buy NICE running shoes. It makes a HUGE difference. Can't wait to see you...

Dan said...

Good running shoes should last 300-400 miles easy. Get two pair and trade off each day. And yes stretching will make a huge difference