Monday, November 2, 2009
LII.XLVI and "She's a little bit dangerous...ooooooo"
That's how many miles I ran last week! I am thrilled. I have never run that many miles in a week before. I even managed to round out the month with a little over 195 miles. I suppose if I had known how close I was to 200 miles I would have gone for it, but my focus is not on training. It is on escaping the monotony of studying and working. I started with about 45-60 minutes of running 5-6 days a week for a study break and as the intensity of the school work increased so did my urge to run just a little longer to avoid getting back to the books, so now it's up to 60-90 minutes on average.
I am not getting ready for any marathons, but I am running higher mileage than ever before. I thought it would be difficult to just run, but it's such a relief to get away from the books and I look forward to my run each day. I am doing tempos and pace runs if I am "feeling frisky," but for the most part I am just playing the role of Forrest Gump and running from here to there at a pace that feels comfortable. My SI joint in my spine is bothering me on and off, but I am continuing to manage the pain with the rehab exercises I have learned. I refuse to believe my marathoning days are over because of a little dysfuntion in my f*ck#ing back!! Most days it has been manageable and I am not giving up.
I finally broke down and utilized the ipod store to make a playlist which resulted in my diagnosing myself with multiple personality disorders as the selection is random, well except for the fact that I can run to it.
Shake That - Eminem
Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Ritchie
Blood is Pumpin - Voodoo and Serano
Head Like a Hole - NIN
Click Click Boom - Saliva
Jump Around - House of Pain
Bodies - Drowning Pool
Invincible - Pat Benatar
We Built This City - Starship
True Nature - Janes Addiction
More Human than Human - White Zombie
Runaround Sue - Dion
Check Up On it - Beyonce
Rythm Nation - Janet Jackson
Krazy - Pitbull and Lil John
Come On Feel the Noise - Quiet Riot
Under Pressure - David Bowie
I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston
Wake Me Up Before You Go - Wham
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Scream - Michael and Janet Jackson
That's Not My Name - Ting Tings
Dangerous - Roxette