Just another treadmill run in February

my treadmill run

Well, I still have not been able to break the 4 mile barrier with my brand new grey bikilas ls.  My run  this evening was a measly 3.14 miles on a startrac treadmill at the island’s ymca.  I almost did not run but a poster on the wall made me reconsider.  The poster stated, “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th”.  Normally, inspirational sayings do not inspire me.  And, this time was no different.  The statement just reminded me what a lazy jackass I really am.  So, I hit the weights pretty hard and felt I had done enough exercise for the day and just wanted to go home and eat and watch another episode of Parks and Recreation.  Then I thought, I really should go running -not because of that stupid inspirational sign but because my belly could stand to lose a little more blubber from it.  And, if I run tonight I can then justify drinking a beer while watching Parks and Recreation.  So, I jumped on a treadmill and cranked out out 3.14 miles in 24:11.  I then went to Publix and bought cat food, milk, mushrooms and went home.

I’m now sitting on my couch typing away on my laptop, drinking a Land Shark beer and watching Parks and Recreation.  Life is good. 🙂

Running Playlist:

  1. Give peace a chance by John Lennon
  2. Barra Barra by Rachid Taha
  3. So far away by Avenged sevenfold
  4. Crawling by Linkin park
  5. Two out of three ain’t bad by Meat Loaf

The treadmill run was pretty tough, I will say.  I started off at 6mph and kept that for the first 3 minutes.  I then pumped it up to 6.5 and stayed there until 5 minutes and incrementally increased the speed until I was sucking in as much air as my lungs would allow and could feel my heart pounding loudly against my rib cage.  The last tenth of a mile was rough!  By the time I finished I was soaking wet and the treadmill dashboard was covered with splatters of my sweat.

Tomorrow, is my long stretch night followed by a run.  So, I’ll hit the gym again and stretch for about 30 minutes in front of the big windows facing the ymca parking lot.  I’ll then strap on my headlamp and kick out a run in my grey bikilas that I promise will be over 4 miles!  Enough of this, right!  These bikilas will not be babied any longer.  It’s time for my grey bikilas to shut up or nut up.  yeah.

  • total miles on grey bikilas: 14.04
  • total real miles for 2012: 90.07
  • total treadmill miles for 2012: 18.97

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I wish you and yours the very best.





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