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Friday, May 13, 2005

12:59 PM - Free Mocha Iced Cap

When you come back sweaty from a run and flirt with the truck drivers. Didn’t put that in my job description.

Half an hour run with 4 two minute walks in there. I got upto the Tim Hortons Chicken sub sign and I can’t see that on a map so I don’t know how far I went.

Got a battery for Mark’s old pedometer last night but it didn’t work – must have a loose connection so I might have to buy a new one next week. I have been putting it off before I confirmed that the relic was dead.

Running well is still something I have to work hard on – keeping a good posture, eating at the right time before and breathing right so I don’t end up with a stitch. I had my new feet installed last night but I’m only supposed to wear them a few hours a day to break them in (or break my knees in to working in the right direction) and I’m not supposed to run in them yet. I’m being good and living by their rules so I wore the new feet this morning, had a break from 9-11 then ran in my Superfeet ® insoles (highly recommended running ladies who like to buy gear) and they’re pretty good at stopping me pronating anyway. This afternoon I decided my legs are aching without my new feet in so they’re back on again. For a Friday the 13th it’s bloody quiet so I’ll be sitting down for the rest of the day anyway.

Early on in the year I bought some joggers for going to the gym whilst I was getting fit for the ski season. They turned out to be naff. They have press-tuds all the way down the leg so they can be removed quickly after warm-up. In the store, they were cheap and looked OK so I bought. At home I realized they were cheap because when I sat down in them they gaped like mad. Two weeks ago I stitched up the press tuds almost all the way down the leg so no more gaping. I thought they’d be good to wear at work so I can just put on my running shoes at lunch and go then change into clean trousers after my run. Now, though, they’re too hot. So last night I got the scissors out and cut the cotton lining out of them so I’m left with pure shell pants. Worked really well! They’re so cool I can run in them and work in them and it’s like I’m wearing shorts (which isn’t allowed at work and doesn’t look too hot with safety boots anyway). Only prob is, the elasticated belt loop gives way when I clip my radio to it, causing much hilarity in the plant as my trousers gradually make their way down my bum as I walk. SO I moved the radio to my hip and now it bounces along with me as I walk – wiggle wiggle hop! Wiggle wiggle hop! Wiggle wiggle hop! Still hilarity, but not quite so much as my red knickers showing. Maybe therein lies the key to the free iced cappuchino.


Anonymous franchini said...

I haven't managed to keep my ipod in one place. No matter where on my waistband I clip it, it still ends up 180 degrees from where it started. And it chafes. But I can't manage without it so I am putting up with the discomfort. I like coming here so have put you on my blog roll - hope this is OK with you.  


Blogger Andrea said...

Sure. It's nice to see you. Silver and I are working hard trying to teach my other british friends how to comment but it seems futile. I have you on my internet explorer favourites ;>)  


Anonymous Silver Lining said...

I have one of those straps that lets you clip your ipod to your arm. That's how I run. She needs a 'skin' (it's like a condom) in order to fit into it, but that stops it from scratching her too, and then she's on my bicep which is nice, cos I can see what I'm playing, and she doesn't pull my pants down. Bonus.  


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