I went. It didn’t suck. But I’m thrashed.
I cheated a little. Technically I mostly didn’t cheat. But IRL I cheated a little.
This was the planned workout:
5 min @ 12:30
10 x ( 40s @ 8:56 + 1:30 @ 14:30 )
5 min @ 12:30
Normally I run that 1:30 interval, usually around 11:30. So, faster than called for.
Today, because I went into the workout tired from my bike commute, I decided to power walk the recovery intervals. Now, there were 3 of them I couldn’t power walk at 14:30, but the other 7 I could.
The first 5 minutes, the warm up, was pretty awful. I felt like my thighs were no longer connected to my hip sockets. It was awkward, stiff, and slow.
Then the first 40 interval was slow at 9:30. It’s funny because that slow fast interval felt as fast as the fast fast intervals. The rest were all in the low 8s, with one around 7:50.
The 5 minute cool down was an easy one. Tired but finally loose.
Overall, a successful workout. Even if I cheated a little.
Tomorrow I have a shorter threshold workout. Then take Diane to work.
Thursday I don’t run but I’ll probably take Diane again.
Friday is a super short recovery run, no Diane or Robbie.
Saturday is a 5K for Skywalker’s school.
Sunday is another max workout (like today).
It’s an active week! I’m already sore.
I was a little offended cause they pit up the Christmas tree during Chanukah but no chanukiah .
So, I always think about that….how there’s one religion’s stuff all out but not others. To be honest, I think it’s often a matter of somebody taking it on themselves to put it all up and take it all down. At least that’s true at my office. We have a lot of Jewish colleagues. And Muslim. And a heck of a lot of Hindus. But, I rarely see any Jewish holiday decorations. Only that tree. Oh, and they get into Hallowe’en around here. And Thanksgiving. But those are essentially secular (yes, I know they’re origins are mixed). Last year, if I remember correctly, Chanuka and Christmas were closer together and I put up a Chanuka decoration with my other holiday lights. So, I had exactly one sign that said Merry Christmas and exactly one that said Happy Chanuka. And the rest were pagan Winter Solstice lights! Anyway, if you were so inclined you could probably put up some decorations, too, in the public space. I think our tree was put up by one of the admins. I think she keeps it under her desk all year. It’s not very big.
Oh, yeah, the SUN is out!!!!!
I think it came out around 12:30. But it’s REALLY out right now.
After a windy and rainy ride in my ride home will probably be brisk, windy, and DRY!!!
I’ve never viewed the tree as being religious. It’s just a tree!
Well, growing up Catholic I initially, as a child, associated it with religion. Then at some point my parents explained how it wasn’t really part of the religious part of the holiday and it was just a festive thing. Then as I came into my atheism I definitely kept the festive parts of the holidays and redefined the holidays for my own purposes. Since i now celebrate the holidays more as Winter Solstice (aka approaching end of Winter) I think the tree is now more appropriate for that than for Christmas. BUT, I don’t think the tree in my lobby is for Winter Solstice. :D (aside: I would never tell a Christian they can’t call it a Christmas tree or that it’s not appropriate for them to have one, or whatever…they can make up their own rules. Just like I do.)
could be worse. could be a nativity. at least a tree sort of has some commercialism attached to it. BECAUSE PRESENTS GO UNDER IT :))))))))))
I think there are presents under it. Probably for a toy drive a team is doing. I dunno. It doesn’t bother me at all. It’s just weird because during elections we get nearly daily reminders about the Hatch Act. And my mother-in-law, when she worked for the State of Louisiana, couldn’t have holiday decorations. So, it just makes me curious.
There’s a Christmas tree in the lobby of my building.
I work for the fed.
Is this even legal?
I mean, I’m not offended. I am probably offensive by having a Christmas tree in my atheist household. We’re definitely taking the Christ out of Christmas in my house.
Anyway, chintzy tree in the lobby. It’s there.
So, took Robbie Scott to work. She was great. She is definitely more of a workout than Diane M.B. Cane.
Robbie handled the super slick roads like a champ.
Now, it was very sloppy out. It wasn’t raining by my house when I left but once I got within 2 miles of the office it started up with that really fine drizzle. And there was a strong gusty wind. Enough to actually push me around.
I’ll try to take it easy on the way home since I have 10 fast intervals this afternoon.
If the weather is fair tomorrow and the roads aren’t so slick I’ll take Diane to work.
*** TMI ***
I can’t wait for my new seat to come in. It’s obvious the seat on Robbie is too narrow. Also, and most importantly, there’s enormous pressure on the lady, enough to actually feel hot. I know a longer ride would result in some serious damage I think the seat on Diane is a little better about that. It’s actually narrower but the pressure on the sensitive bits isn’t so bad.
I’m hoping the new seat alleviates that problem.