Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Shaker Snails Running Group

All through last winter I ran with 3 people at 5:30 am on Mon, Tues, Thurs. I couldn’t believe that I actually ran through the winter, but I only ran on the treadmill one time last year. I did all my marathon training outside no matter the weather. So, of those 3 people, one moved, I’m not really in touch with one of them and the other one is coaching high school sports and too busy. So, I knew I had to do something or I wouldn’t get up in the am and run, it way too tempting to stay in bed and way too scary to run alone, I need people depending on me, waiting on me. So, I took to craigslist and posted an ad looking for people interested in running together. It started with just Brock and we ran a few times together, then Rachel contacted me and the three of us ran together, and then this morning 2 more additions – David and Chris. So, yeah – I have successfully created a running group, now hopefully it will stay put through the winter months! I have dubbed us the Shaker Snails and we meet at the Shaker Lakes Nature Center. I need to make a website and post some flyers at my gym. It would be so great to get like 10 people and do various workouts – hill repeats, tempo runs, etc.
We ran 3.2 miles this morning. I was having a heck of a stomach problem. I have been avoiding this for along time, but it’s just going to have to happen. I am going to have to get up at 5freakingam to allow my body to do it’s stuff before I go run at 6. If I don’t, 10 mins into my run I get that horrible “I’m going to poop my pants” feeling. So, starting tomorrow – 5am. Tomorrow is spinning, which is not a stomach issue; but in order to get used to the time, I have to get up at 5 everyday.

So, run in the am, tonight I am going to the gym with Gary, I will swim. I would take a 6pm yoga class, but I have a dentist appt., so I don’t think I’ll be done in time. I am contemplating joining the tri club for their Wed night run tomorrow. Yesterday was a rest day and it was much needed!


B Bop said...

The dreaded GI issues....ugh ;-)

Joshua Middleton said...

Geez, Gurl, 5 a.m.!?!?!?! You are dedicated! It's awesome that you got a group together. I can see how that would really get you motivated. Just don't poop your pants!!! hahaha!

Do you eat before you run? or wait till afterwards? What time to do you go to bed if you get up so early??

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