Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Perils of Not Running

The Hansons don't want you running for a full two weeks after your marathon. At first I thought this would be fine.  I can relax, recover, and take care of the little things that might have been neglected the past four months. Well, those little things are all in school now. So instead, I've been going a little stir crazy.  First, I'm still eating as though I'm in Peak Week of my training cycle.  Not good since I'm not burning these calories off. Second, I may not be physically running, but I've got the mental running down pat.  I am either on the RWOL message boards (Happily reading about everyone else's races. Yay Fall!) or on Running In the USA looking for my next race, and then checking Marathon Guide for reviews. I think about it all the time (Okay fine, this is no different than before). NOTE: PETE, STOP READING HERE. And yes, I'm also "window" shopping. I can't help it if I found a pair of Hoka One One Huakas on sale for $49 in my size ( I mean, was I supposed to ignore that? Not running for two weeks just seems a bit - dangerous.

If the Joker was a runner,
these would be his shoes.

PETE, YOU MAY RESUME HERE. That is why I went for a quickie with my friends, Emerging Runner (ER) and The Petite Pacer (TPP). Sunday morning I joined them mid-run at Bethpage State Park for an easy 3 miler just to stretch out my legs and make sure they still worked. It was also an excuse to see them again since I can't remember the last time we got together. TPP had just competed in her first duathlon in which she placed second in her age group. She has been focusing on cycling lately and it's been paying off. ER was there mostly for fashion and driving tips (ex., Shorts or leggings, not both. And, turtles don't make good Formula One drivers). Despite everyone running super slow, time flew by super quickly. Apparently, fun was had by all.

Today is Wednesday. Three more days and then I'm back.


  1. Hmm, I'd always imagined quickies much differently. Anyway, thanks for that somewhat cynical writeup of our Sunday run. Apparently we had fun??? Speak for yourself BTW, I'm pretty sure Pete would have kept reading despite your brilliant tactic to divert him past the description of your spendthrift behavior.

    1. Time flies when you're having fun, hence we had fun. You probably had more fun than we did just for the simple reason that you were in our company.

      Pete received the Hoka box when it was delivered. Lucky for me, he focused all of his anger on cleaning up puppy poop, instead.

  2. I call them 'hit and runs' -and I've used that term more frequently lately than I'd like to admit.
    Diana is amazing. Listening to her now. Thank you. I didn't know how great my speakers were!
    It's great that Pete reads this. Hi Pete!
    We need to do it AGAAAAAIN.... soon.

    1. Yes, I miss you already! Bring JC next time :)

      What are hit and runs?