Friday, February 5, 2010

Running

Not just running! Something that needs endurance! Something that needs stamina! Like, long-distance running! Cross-country running!I've never been much for competitive long-distance running; when I've run, it's always been in order to get in shape for soccer. Courtney suggested that I register for the Dexter-Ann Arbor 10K though, & I think I might do it. When I was at my peak... 20 years ago... I was running 8 miles a day. Let's just say I' not at my peak any more. A few years ago, I was up to 3 or 4 a day though, & after yesterday's mil and a half, I was feeling pretty good, so we'll see.

I got new shoes, but running pants and an Under-Armor shirt... an imitation, Target brand Under-Armor shirt (made by Champion Sportswear). It was 1/3 of the price, but does the trick. Like an anti-McDLT container, it keeps the hot side cold & the cold side hot. I figured if I spent some cash on running, I'd be motivated to stick w/ it for a while. The main goal, rather than the 10K run, is to be ready for soccer in May. A few miles a day should get me there. The other goal is to look less sausagesque in my fake Under-Armor shirt.

5 comments:

dan said...

Good move on the Champion shirt. I have three, a compression t, regular t and a long sleeve. They are just as good as the Under Armour and like you mentioned way less.

On Green Team speak, I scored a pair of green socks with white stripes for the spring!

And this spring you can come over and drink some Aberlour before WAB soccer. (I figured I'd use a transition to announce that I bought a bottle last Friday--inspired by Burns night).

Andre said...

You've demonstrated strong compositional skills... nice work. And nice work on the Scotch

peltierinator said...

You should post a picture of you in the new outfit.

Steve said...

I did the 5k last year and I'm gonna do it again this year. It was a lot of fun, actually. The 10k is a little much for me though.

Andre said...

I think I'm going to run the Corktown 5K on St. Patrick's Day... we'll see.