I seem to have gotten the running bug. Now, you might say that I have had it for a while, seeing as how I just completed my first marathon a few weeks ago.
But… its… gotten….worse…..
I go to the gym and hop on the treadmill (no more running outside during the week- too dark and scary). I start running at a comfortable pace and then this voice tells me to go faster. I try to fight it, but there’s some logic behind the voice. And coercion.
“Make it worth your time.”
“The faster you run, the quicker you’ll be done.”
“You’ll burn more calories.”
“Don’t you want to get faster?”
“Don’t you want to win a medal?”
AHA! The clincher. Don’t you want to win a medal? Well, duh. I still have some competitive bones in my body. So I listen to the voice, and keep hitting the increase speed button until I am running for dear life, afraid of what will happen if I slow down and fall off the back of the treadmill. Every day, a little faster, a little farther. More reps in the weight room. I can feel it baby, its hurting, I am sore and I am getting stronger!
I got a little payoff for my hard work yesterday:
Third place (for age 20-24) in the Lindsay’s Legacy 5k. With a time of 26:10. Not bad considering I haven’t run a 5k since high school.
But… I …. must…. improve.
The Turkey Trot is a week and a half away. That’s 5 miles. I can’t wait!
Now, I am still knitting, don’t you worry. I have a few inches of cabled sweater front happening, but nothing significant to post.
I have, however, found some new possible projects, though I should be casting on for Christmas gifts…
Anyway, they have fair isle (which I have never attempted) and embroidery (which I have also never attempted).
The pattern is from Fall 2006 Vogue Knitting and is designed by Kristin Nicholas. Kristin seems very cool. It calls for Nashua Handknits/Westminster Fibers Julia (kid mohair/alpaca/wool). It looks like these will set me back about $80! Hmmmm Merry Christmas to me?
And this fabulous belted cardigan, designed by Margaret O’Leary, also found in the Fall 06 Vogue Knitting.
What I love about it is that there are 2 main cables and the rest is stockinette! Very nice, considering my current cable project has cables everywhere.
Off to start the week! Gotta run run run! Faster & Farther!