Burning it up

The weather is burning me up but that didn’t stop me from getting in a short run this morning. Shutting off my alarm and falling back asleep killed my track plan but fortunately a co-worker called my cell at 6:45 and salvaged the morning – phew!

I managed to run a little under 2 miles at a 9:35 pace and that felt like the perfect thing to do. I used my muscles a bit, got a little speed on and most important of all – I FELT GOOD!

It’s been a while since I’ve said that.

Saturday I do my 9 miles and then I just shamble around a bit waiting to do the marathon. Ye-Haw!

In other news – if you want to listen to books while running do NOT buy an iPod shuffle. It isn’t good at linear stuff and it often loses my place and reverts to where I had started last time. You can’t flip through the chapters – you just have to hold you thumb on the fast forward. I spent most of my almost 2 miles today fast forwarding – and then the battery died. Arrrggghhhhh!!

As soon as I think of a good excuse I’m getting a nano.

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10 Responses to Burning it up

  1. Firefly's Running says:

    Good job on running today.

  2. Firefly's Running says:

    Good job on running today.

  3. jeanne says:

    i have the same problem with the shuffle…there’s a trick you can do to “set” a bookmark–you have to do it thru i-tunes:http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300558and i think you have a good excuse for the nano…it’s called RUNNING A MARATHON!

  4. WADDLER26.2 says:

    Good run–reward yourself for all your hard work!

  5. Bolder says:

    see.i told you your body would tell you what to do, if you listened to it…see.SEE.told you so.(yah, i’m that kinda guy)

  6. Running by.... says:

    The shuffle is frustrating. I’ll have to try Jeanne’s trick. You reminded me to download another book (too hot to run right now anyways).

  7. Rose says:

    Jeanne is right – you already have an excuse that is as good as it gets to get the nano! Go for it!

  8. Running Rabbit says:

    9 miles the night before your marathon? Is that what I read? WOW!Good Luck!

  9. Juls says:

    By now you will hopefully be done with your 9 miler and writing your blog entry. It’s HOT here. I did 3 miles today at around 10 am and will do my not-so-long run tomorrow. I saw on your sidebar that you have just over 7 days until race day. Isn’t it amazing how much work is done in getting ready, and finally the last few weeks just creep along. I’m looking forward to reading about your Saturday run. Stay cool.

  10. susie says:

    Finally, she rests :)You are well prepared for the M, and I can’t wait to read the report. Take it easy, eat well, hydrate, and you’ll be fine. (I’ll have to check out Jeanne’s trick for the shuffle, too.)

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