Saturday, June 24, 2006

Working out and Running

To make up for my missed track workout on Thursday, I went to the gym yesterday. It was supposed to be a rest day, but I needed the exercise. So I did 20 minutes of elliptical machine and about a half hour of weights and abs.

Today Tina, Bam and I ran the Alameda Creek trail. Not the most exciting run since it's pretty flat and not that scenic. But on the unpaved side Bam can be off leash which is nice. We started off early. Well...early for us. We were hitting the trail by 8:00. It was overcast and seemed cool. That didn't last long. By the time we stopped to stretch at 1/2 a mile we were also peeling off our long sleeve shirts. By the time we hit about 3 miles, the sun was peeking out and it was heating up. At five miles, we started roasting. That's when we got smart and crossed over to the shady side. Why exactly were we running in the sun?!?

Bam was again a trooper. She was off leash for half the run and on leash for half. Luckily she was on leash when she saw the jackrabbit or we wouldn't have been able to catch her!

Total run....6.5 miles in about an hour and ten minutes.

After our run (and after showering!) we went to Berkeley to a shoe shop called La Foot to get Tina some new shoes. I got really good customer service the last time I was there and they come highly recommended by TNT. The last time I was there the sales person watched my bare feet while I was walking and running, tried some different shoes and really stressed that they want a happy customer, not just a sale. Well, not such great service today. We brought our old shoes with us in case they wanted to look at wear patterns and such. I think that was a mistake. Instead of watching us walk, they just brought out shoes that were comparable to the old ones. Guess they figured if we liked them before, they must be working. Arf.

Tomorrow is Tina's big summer BBQ. She's doing it as a fund raiser this year, so we're going to check it out. Supposed to be some kind of jousting activity. Tina keeps saying she's going to kick my butt. We'll see about that! ;-)

1 comment:

fishsprout said...

make sure you blog about the butt whooping you got today. ;)