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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I am going BEAR NAKED....

...as in BEAR NAKED granola. My new favorite snack. I saw on the Tyra Banks show yesterday afternoon and found the product at Target when I was out shopping. VERY good stuff! (What were you guys thinking anyway?!) Anyway, the heat is GONE! YES! Yahooo! It's a VERY comfortable 66 degree right now...and the rain is still here. Not a biggie for me as long as it's gone by 9 am tommorow morning. I do not have the A/C on in my apartment for the first time in 10 days. My poor unit has been severely abused. Since the weather was REALLY nice today and there was a small (VERY small) break in the rain, I made a honest attempt in running this morning. Ummm....Mother Nature can be SO cruel sometimes. I get out there, after second guessing myself about a thousand times, for two minutes - then I get a HUGE downpour without any warning. I dash back home before I get really soaked. NO fair! Well, I guess since my lungs are prepped I will head to the gym to spend 3 miles on the treadmill again. Treadmill 2 Outside 0 I grab my car key and gym card before heading out. I hop on a very nice treadmill - with fan right towards my direction for enjoyable exercise. I start out at a comfortable pace for 3 minutes, then slowly get into a very easy jog for another 5 minutes before I increase my speed to where I spend the rest of the session at. It was very smooth. In the middle of the session, I check to see where I am at. Mile 1.77. WOW!! I wait about another 10 minutes and check again - 2.89. I have NO shin or IT band pain. NONE!! Awesome. I do the cool-down and then walk for another 5 minutes before stretching. In the middle of the stretching, I get a HUGE twinge in my back - OWWW! Time for the chiropractor. I stretch a little more in a different direction. Yup - need to make visit TODAY. I finish up and then make a phone call on my way home for an appointment. Appointment at 1:30. That's ok. It gives me enough time to shower and eat before heading out. The appointment went very well. But sitting in my car for more than 45 minutes - very bad! I walked out of my car to grab my stuff at work and started feeling the revolt of my back muscles. I have a big tube of Biofreeze with me, if I need it. I just need to relax and keep stretching ALOT. If the rain stops when I want it to, I will get my 3rd run this week - A MIRACLE - and first one outside in 2 weeks. The temps will be in the mid-70's tommorow with NO sight of 90's anywhere in a week. Thank GOD! Today's work-out 3 miles - treadmill 38:29 12:49/mile 398 calories

9 comments:

LeahC said...

ooooh we are going to be getting that weather so soon.

i. can't. wait.

Marty said...

I love running in the rain:) It don't get any better than that:)

Marty

Jess said...

oh i am so jealous the heat broke for you! i'm hoping and praying we get the thunderstorms they're calling for at the end of the week so it breaks here too

Anne said...

I've always wondered about the calorie counts on exercise machines, including treadmills. Well, in any event, you made hay out of a downpour. Good for you.

Lisa said...

Congrats on the great workout and the break in the weather. :)

angie's pink fuzzy said...

yay sounds like some good stuff!

neese said...

hey i think a treadmill run is better than no run at all so you are doing GREAT! -- we had heard of the Bear Naked on the Food Network last year and had to go to a special grocery to find it, but now our local one carries it, i love it too!

Nicole said...

Tom loves Bear Naked! Enjoyl

Rose said...

Bear Naked granola is awesome! Osco carries it in my area. I am soooo waiting for your rain to drift my way! Great workout!