Monday, January 16, 2012

Skipping Golden Globes for Sports Center

In the words of Elphaba:
"Something has changed within me, something is not the same."

My feet are blistered & legs are aching from a weekend of walking around DC (which I consider a souvenir; worth every bit)
but nothing was going keep me from running today. (can hardly believe it, but it's true)
I'm determined to get this running thing down.
I was running on the treadmill this morning and flipped past the Golden Globes red carpet coverage (what??!!)
to watch Sports Center (not kidding)
I was so engrossed in this conversation about Tim Tebow between Skip & some other guys...whom I don't remember because I agreed with Skip and felt the guy fighting with him seemed irrational &...frankly, jealous.
I stayed on the treadmill 30 minutes after I finished running just keeping a 3.5 pace to watch it and the coverage of Saturdays big SanFran win. That last 40 seconds took me right back to the Red Raiders' stadium watching Harrell/Crabtree pull off that incredible play to beat UT in 2008.

Even Saturday night in the hotel room, Dan gave up & went to sleep at half time & I stayed awake holding onto hope for a Bronco comeback. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Brady's pass accuracy & marveling at how long he had in the pocket in comparison.
What has happened to me? 

For the record, I ran farther & faster than I have since I started (last week). This time I turned off the TV & turned up the music so loud I had to check a few times to be sure I wasn't singing out loud.
Warm Up/Fast Walk: Forget You (Glee Cast feat. Gwyneth Paltrow)
Run: Singing in the Rain/Umbrella (Glee Cast feat. Gwyneth Paltrow)
Run: Shake that Thing (Gwyneth Paltrow, Country Strong Soundtrack)
*I did this one twice.
Fast Walk: Telephone (Glee Cast version)
Run: Bad Romance (Glee Cast version)
Run: Raise Your Glass (Glee Cast version)
Walk/Cool Down: Empire State of Mind (Glee Cast version)
During Singing in the Rain/Umbrella I was imagining the gym bursting into a choreographed musical number, every section having a part. One part by those on the dumbells, another the ab workers, the bench-pressers, the leg machines, the climactic parts by the runners/ was quite an exciting daydream & before I knew it the song was over.
Some things never change.
ps: Jessica Alba (above) was my favorite, from the brief review I saw. And she just gave birth to baby #2 in August! Pin It


  1. i, who never ever pays attention to sports, have been reading a lot on tebow too :-) and all of a sudden find myself a broncos fan!! i was on the elliptical in the clubhouse thinking about you and running this morning. one thing that has helped me in my cardio, especially when i run, is to warm-up for 5 mins and THEN stretch. i had always stretched before i did anything, but a lot of "people" recommend to warm-up for at least 5 mins and then take a break to stretch. i have found that when i do this, i am able to run a lot longer and farther. i hope the running thing kicks in and gives you an energy boost! though, i must say, i like running outside a lot more than on the treadmill.

  2. This post had me chuckling all the way through. :) you're adorable!


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