Monday, November 07, 2005

What is the best cure for having a tooth remove? Just like everything in life, you go for a jog.

I haven't gone one for a while. I went for a run on Sat morning before heading to the dentist. I don't even consider it as a run. It's more like a waddling my butt across the neighbourhood. Mentally I wasn't focus on running. I was rushing to get it done. Fifteen minutes later, I was huffing and puffing dragging myself back home.

It's funny when you consider that three weeks ago I ran 5 hr. Now I can't even do 20 min.

I am looking forward to the Hannukah Hustle. There is something about racing that get my blood flowing. Maybe it is because I am really making the commitment (slapping down the 30 bucks to register). Or maybe it is the competitiveness in me. I can already picture how the race will be (visualize, visualize, visualize). Taking every stride in perfect motion. Arms swinging back and fourth. Are my breathing steady? Yes. Can I push a bit harder? Yes. Ok, move faster. How's my HR? 170? Good. Let's maintain that till the end. And no, I won't be pushing grannys and other runners off the road :P.

My right knee is still achy. It is on and off. This morning I felt it. When I message it, it felt fine.

The included pic was taken 200 meters before the finish line in my triathlon. That's the mindset I am seeing myself in the 10 km run.


Al Carter said...

It's better to get out there and run even when you are dragging your butt. Well done on getting the tooth pulled.

D said...

I like the intensity in that photo!

anners said...

any bad run is better than no run :)

:) said...

cool pic!

Susan said...

Nice pic Cliff. I know what you mean - I can't seem to even get through 3 miles without totally being wiped out now.

Don't worry - you'll be up to speed before you know it.