Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lunchtime Run

For the umpteenth day in a row, I went to bed much too late - and I know with the NBA Finals being on tonight, I'll be up past midnight tonight as well.  Basically, up too late = sleep in too late to run.

Luckily, the temperatures have fallen a bit over the last few days, making a mid-afternoon run not so unbearable.  The stars aligned - the weather was good, I had no calls between 12:15pm and 2pm, and I'm currently not swamped at work (this will change in about 6 weeks when my project ramps up in full force...) - so I ducked out and went for a short run.

I did the lake loop once again.  My HR was a bit higher than normal - probably due to me keeping up with the beat of the music - but my pace was also faster than it has been lately: 10:08/mile.  Best of all - no pain in my hammy!!!  (OK, it was only 3.25 miles and the last few runs the pain didn't start until around 3 miles into the run...but I'll take positive news any way I can get it!).

The soundtrack to this afternoon's run was Arash - a Persian singer whose songs I just downloaded from iTunes with the gift card that I received on Father's Day (thanks Sherry!).  A few of his songs have been used for some newer popular Israeli dances (there is a pretty sizable Persian community in Israel now - mostly due to the Jewish community in Tehran being virtually non-existent after the late '70s / early '80s).  Anyhow, the songs have a good beat even though I have no idea what the lyrics mean.

In other news, I signed up for my next race - the Cure Autism Now 5K on July 4th.  It's a neighborhood race, however, last year there were lots of runners from up and down the East Coast who came to run in teams to raise money for this important cause - it was very inspiring.  I'm not much of a fundraiser, however, if anyone wants to donate towards this cause, you can visit my page for the race here.

1 comment:

Rick said...

Great news on no hamstring pain. Hopefully it is working itself out.