Saturday, February 25, 2006

Easy Weekdays

It has been nearly a week since I've added my two cents to the blogging community. I have kept up with reading others but haven't taken the time to type out my own thoughts. Guess I wasn't really having any!

It has been a fairly hectic week. I knew that I had dinner plans on Wednesday and Thursday and Bible study on Friday, so I wasn't really sure when I would be able to squeeze in the runs. I ran Monday night even though it is usually one of my two days off. I ran a 4.5 mile loop around through the neighborhood. My legs were feeling pretty beat most of the way. I felt like I was struggling and going pretty slowly. I was pleasantly surprised later to see that I had kept up an 8:33 pace.

Tuesday I put in an easy a 4 miler after work. Earlier in the day I was reading Drew's blog and just had to Google "Koyaanisquatsi". The film looks intriguing. The term perfectly describes the phase he's in right now, only days away from his 2nd marathon, Napa Valley. So I wonder is Drew a fan of the film or fluent in Hopi?

Our Thursday dinner plans were postponed. My wife was planning on staying late at work. Her company is consolidating and her department is moving to a new building. Besides that she is filling in for her boss and someone in purchasing that's on jury duty. All that meant that I could run then. I packed my clothes in the morning so I could run the Santa Fe Dam Trail right after work. When I got to work I realized that I had left the backpack sitting in the kitchen. I hate when that happens. So after work I drove home and ran from there. By then I really didn't feel like going out for a run. I seriously contemplated taking the day off. I finally got motivated but decided to take it nice and easy. I ran the same route I ran Monday but took a minute longer.


Anne said...

Sometimes we need a 'down' week just to make it all work later. I actually bought my husband the DVD "Koyaanisquatsi" [Which means "Life out of Balance"] a few years ago. I remember when it first was released in the mid 80s; it had a big impact on us. The theme is indeed good for runners to remember.

DREW said...

I have seen the movie but it did not make much of an impression on me. I worked at a video store for a time, though, and the title fascinated me. Seeing it on the shelf day after day must have imbedded it in my brain.

AND I speak fluent Hopi :-)

jeff said...

the movie is very 80's in it's filming, and while the score is done by philip glass, i wasn't really all that excited about it when i first started watching it. but then it draws you in and you get hooked watching the fascinating changes. it is really a quite amazing bit of filmmaking.

Rae said...

I hate when I forget my gym bag on an important component of it!

Have a great running week!