Sunday, February 24, 2008

Feeling suicidal?

This morning I got to do my outdoor cardio workout, including the dreaded suicide runs. It was actually not ALL that bad.....although running into the howling wind added several degrees of difficulty.

The workout was a lovely mix of running intervals of different kinds, finishing off with the suicide runs. I went over to the local park and ran around like a crazy woman, to the consternation of drivers passing by. There were a couple of moments where I thought my lungs might just explode and my heart burst out of my chest, but apparently I'm a little more robust than that, because I'm here to complain about it. :o)

I did get the giggles at one point, when the thought occurred to me that I'm probably the only 47-year-old woman for miles around who thinks thrashing herself into a heaving, sweaty heap is a good way to spend a Sunday morning.

When I got to the end of all the interval stuff, I was supposed to do 10 minutes of easy running. But my legs had other ideas, having somehow transformed from flesh and bone into wet noodles.....so I walked it.

5 comments:

Evie said...

I totally relate to your Sunday morning as I do the same every Sunday from 7am. We do often laugh that we might be just a little bit crazy but hey at least we are out there doing something.
Donna

MTB Girl said...

I get to join you in that lovely work out this week :) So Liz isn't just trying to kill you! Oh, and she mentioned that we could do some heart rate testing together while at Phat Camp - if you can get me off the floor :P

Kek said...

Oh yay, Amanda.... well, there'll be no slacking off for either of us at camp. No lying around on the floor, that's for sure!

*whispers* Besides, Liz might have spies there. ;o)

Donna, I've decided that crazy is definitely compulsory if you want to be fit. :o)

kathrynoh said...

Yet still not as crazy as laying in bed dying of a hangover (or a sugar hangover in my case!)

Michelle said...

Aaaah ... suicide runs. I had them yesterday and felt like I was going to die! You know what they say, what doesn't kill you can only make you stronger.

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