Today I did my third run with the Nike running group. Per Rozie’s suggestion I preceded the run with an Amped Abs class at 24 Hour Fitness, which is always a good thought, but I ended up lying on the mat motionless for half the time. Which was not what was supposed to be happening, but I hate doing abs, so my mere presence was a big step. It reminded me of high school, when I would carry my text book around all day if I had a big test, hoping to learn via osmosis rather than by actually reading it (clearly this was at least slightly effective, as I now understand how osmosis works). What I’m getting at is that if I go to an abs class and everyone else around me is working hard, then I’ll get stronger just by being there. And any effort exerted will produce far greater results than if I were to do abs by myself or not at the gym.
Speaking of being upset, last night I couldn’t find my old running logs for a whole ten minutes, until I looked in the garage. I only kept a log very diligently for two years, but one of those years was 2001, which was the best year of my running career to date. My ultimate life goal is to one day be faster than I was that year. If I ever have to face the fact that I peaked at age 15, I will once again be upset.
During the summer of ’01 I spent a week at Clear Lake/White Pass cross-country camp with my friend Natalia. I’ve included both a picture of us at the camp as well as my running log entry for my week at camp. I’m embarrassed by the fact that I couldn’t spell Achilles, but impressed by how tan my legs were. The log also highlights pretty much all of my PRs, but I’ll save those exciting log entries for another day.
Miles run this week: 6
Miles run in 2010: 190.5