Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
i wonder how they picked quotations for this calender. Was there a hat involved? Saturday i hit a double digit run for the first time this year! Sunday i figured out a way to combine the park i like running for three miles + another three miles outside of it so that it’s not all pavement and hill running. i feel accomplished about that. i don’t know why six miles seems to be my standby for a “good run”. Maybe because that’s how far i usually made it along the canal. Yesterday’s run was particularly good because it just so happened to have been timed well with sunset. Coming up over top of one of the hills, the sun was facing me – big and bright and cool – on the horizon. It was perfect.
Running hills makes me wonder… what’s the etiquette for that? Normally you run against traffic (so, on the left) right? But with hills, seems trickier with blind spots. Not that i follow the normal etiquette anyhow. i stay on the side where i have to make my turn so that i don’t have to cross traffic, if at all possible. The hills i’m running have little room on the side. There’s no sidewalk; just a small space between the white line and a drop off into a ditch. So far, there’s been no problem, but people go fast on those back roads and i’m guessing it’s not exactly “safe” for a runner.
Just to re-cap, last month i had a total 15 runs and 70.4 miles. My goal for this month will be to have at least three double-digit runs. That’s a good goal right? This months “tip” talks about yoga. Go figure, i haven’t gone to a class since the hello-kitty gloves and pink camo lady. Not that i know anything about “synovial fluids” but …maybe i should check out another class again.
Yoga is valuable cross-training for runners, especially for injury prevention. It elimates the cause of pains like that from tendinitis by increasing muscle length, reducing the tendon tension, and promoting the synovial fluid secretions that lubricate the tendon. Yoga also increases your understanding of how your body works, how certain muscles work against others, and how to selectively engage and release muscles with a fine resolution control.