Run: January 23 – 29

Sometimes when I have a really good run, one that I am really proud of, I want to tell the whole world.

Which isn’t always such a good idea. At best, Chris someone will feign excitement for me. At worst, I sound like a running-obsessed weirdo. Ok, that’s partly true. Most often, as I blab on and on about my pace, splits, and the play by play of my run, I see the eyes of the person on the receiving end of the monologue glazing over.

The best solution to this problem would be to make running a little more like kindergarten.You had a good run today, you get a gold star, or better yet a golden winged foot. Instead of having to proclaim your awesomeness on a given day, everyone who sees you would be immediately aware of your running superiority for the day. 

Chris would no longer have to endure me reading off the quarter mile splits from my latest 20 mile run. I could avoid the awkward conversations generated by oversharing running stats at work. Best of all, I am sure that it would intensify my feeling of awesome.

A win for everyone!

Here’s the rundown for the week.

Sunday: 9 miles @ 9:43
Monday: 6 miles @ 8:41
Tuesday: New Rules Workout 2A3
Wednesday: 6 miles @ 8:54
Thursday: rest
Friday: 7 miles (1 mile warm-up, 5 x 1600 @ 5K pace ~ 8:00, 1 mile cool down), New Rules Workout 2B3
Saturday: 10 miles @ 9:09 (This was supposed to be Sunday’s run, but I did it a day early.)

Weekly Total: 38
January Total: 88
2011 Total: 88
Miles on Shoes: 57

  1. Lori said:

    I feel your pain…I’m in the exact same boat! I had lunch with two runner friends yesterday and was in heaven b/c I was with two people who geek out over running stuff as much as I do 😀 We can be running-obsessed weirdos together.

    • Brit said:

      I’m so glad that I have the internet as an outlet for my running dorkiness!

  2. Lisa said:

    You’ve got some mega drawing skills Brit. 😀 I think you deserve the gold track foot ( and I want one if I earn it too!)

    I’m glad I can blog about running because I know most people IRL don’t care about the details. Along the same lines, I’m glad you share your running stats with us because we do care! Looks like you had a great week; thumbs up.

    • Brit said:

      Thanks Lisa! We should totally all get them!

      I’m glad that I write about it also, I really don’t know many people IRL who run at all, let alone people who will discuss it at length. It is really motivating to me to put the numbers out there because I don’t want to have to write down that I bailed on a workout for no good reason.

      I’m glad you put your stats out there also, I like to read about how/what others are doing.

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