well not quite. i did it yesterday – my first 5k, that is. 12&1/2 laps on the track. dj steveboy on my ipod nano, my old saucony’s with the inserts from my shox. no more lower leg pain, but i am concerned that i have a newish pain just between the ball of my right foot and my arch – which is where i injured myself the last time i tried running, years ago – also wearing these saucony’s. actually now that i think about it – i wore the saucony’s on my previous run – yesterday i wore the new nikes.
anyway, the run went mostly well. lasz joined me on laps 5, 9 and 12 for inspiration. on the beginning of lap 12 though, i had what i think is exercise induced asthma. my chest suddenly constricted and i had trouble breathing. i slowed down, didn’t panic and managed to actually speed up for the last 1/2 lap, so all good. 33 min, 37 seconds, which kept me just under 3 min a lap – yes, i’ve been averaging 2m30s or so per lap when doing 2miles, but for my first 5k, i’m happy.
so yeah, just done it!
the usual suspects!
yesterday had my hair cut shorter for first time in about 5 years; which is a big deal seeing that my curls grow at a slower than snail’s pace. i’m still hyper-ventilating from the shock! if i’d been prone to panic attacks, i’d have had one. reiteration of why i don’t have hair-cuts. normally i’m a wash and wear kinda gal and nobody knows my hair quite like i do which is why most of the time i do my own hair for the show.
i warned the hairdresser before she even did the first snip; “i’m going to hate you!” i always do – for the first 48 hours at least. had to go back today to “fix” things, but i’m much happier with the new shape. yesterday i felt like a “tannie” (tia, auntie, i.e. – old!) with this weird fuzzball on my head. today’s “fix” gave it a funkier shape, more like what i originally had in mind. though still, i marvel at how 2 people can converse for an hour and still not understand each other – even with pix illustrating one’s point. anyway. it’s hair. it grows back. i’ll post a pic when i feel braver.
ran today in a misting of rain. cool wintery day on a deserted track. everyone either staying in out of the weather or out of town for the long weekend. tried my old saucony’s today. tossed out the orthotics i haven’t worn in at least 5 years and replaced them with the inserts from my nike shox. i’m thinking now that these are the shoes i should have been wearing all along. no more lower leg pain. today’s run, maybe because it was so cold and there was no wind, was about 2 and 1/2 min faster than my last one and the first time i think where i enjoyed the first 2/3rds of the run more than the last. maybe because i was setting a faster pace. will try to run tomorrow, otherwise i’ll save it for sunday’s 5k fun run. picking lasz up from the airport in the a.m. – and then there’ll be no time for anything.
i was going through my back up drives and came across some interesting old pix. there was a time when i actually had time to make stuff like this.