Header from Fyr til Fyr 60k. Photo by Moses Løvstad

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman

Monday, 24 October 2011

Treadmill PR

Sometimes I guess you need to kick energy and happiness back into yourself! I woke up with a cold and cough and am boarding a 9 hour transatlantic flight tonight with two little boys. I've had a workout routine this past week where I run 16.5 miles every other day in Lapham Peak segment of the Ice Age Trail and on the other days cross train, but also run a fast 5k on the treadmill at the YMCA. I didn't think I had it in me to run it fast today, but boy am I glad I did. After an hour run + CX works (great core class! wow.), I ran a 20:46 5k (3.1 miles) on the treadmill and basically fell over with exhaustion afterwards, but my cold is gone. Now I'm ready for the flight. (I guess I should specify - it's just a PR for the treadmill and not an overall PR, but maybe that was obvious).

I am really going to miss the luxury of having day care at the Y.

As an aside, I've decided this persona exists at every workout center worldwide: cachectic female who spends hours on end on elliptical/stair stepper, not working up a sweat but leafing through a magazine, wearing a heavy sweatshirt. Anyone else spotted her?

Question of the day: how is hegemony pronounced? I heard someone say it on the radio in a way that rhymed with rice a roni. I always thought it was heGEMmany

Here are some pictures I took yesterday of the aforementioned Lapham Peak section of the Ice Age Trail. I may just look back on these longingly from Denmark.










6 comments:

DDitlev said...

Congrats on the PR, nice speed! Running really do wonders on a cold at least that is my personal experience also. I've started 2 marathons with a cold that was gone by the end of them. That trail looks really inviting would love to run it someday :)

Danni said...

I really can't imagine how you run 16 miles every other day. 10 is my work-week max... and I don't even have kids. Maybe if I did I'd want to be gone that long every day... (ha ha ha)

pernillesarup said...

beautiful trail. I can understand that you'll long for it when in DK.

Kirsten said...

I see her and her friends every time I'm on a treadmill....and am pissed of even it's none of my business!
Lovely pictures - and you're going back, remember that when you are down!

Annie said...

I know those girls from my workout center too and I have had quite some fun observing her and her male counterparts: http://www.eftertanker.dk/2011/08/livet-set-fra-lbebandet-2_10.html (in danish)

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very cool and wonderful life.