An extreme case of laziness has overcome me since typhoon Maring and the southwest monsoon. Bad weather was a perfectly good excuse to stay indoors. As I don't have a treadmill and I cannot do jumping ropes (my left knee can't take it...another convenient excuse) the only thing I've been doing in the interim is squatting. I am back to that, but not to do any more challenges for now less I injure my left knee again. I'm simply squatting as much as I can on alternate days. I think I only managed three days before stopping again lol!
Last Sunday though, there is no escaping my running buddy. To say that I am just plain lazy is embarassing so I went with her. She knows me so I got to have a very plausible excuse and so far, the only acceptable excuses are when I'm sick or injured, going home to the province over the weekend, or a tropical storm is in our midst. Last Sunday, it just drizzled, not enough to deter my more determined running buddy. So off we went, but there was a big crowd that time and we just found out there was this Global Walk. For a runner like me, I felt like I was watching a procession. And indeed, it was. I was hoping it would at least be a walkathon but it's not. Anyway, we just let them pass by and do their own thing. I just feel they are partly to blame for depleting the supply of taho and I was so much hoping to get a hot cup of it. Boohoo! Oh well, maybe next time.
We were able to run for about 30 minutes only. I already got tired, having been cooped up too long. My legs were still okay but my lungs were already bailing out. It wasn't a good run , but at least I am up on my feet again. Still, I am feeling sulky over the taho lol!
|Sunday runners @ Luneta|
So to make up for a not so good run, we had a go at it again last night at Ayala Triangle. I still wasn't in the mood for the run and for the first 20 minutes I was out of it. I was paying more attention to the wet pavement, careful not to slip because it drizzled again. Before that I was hoping for rain just so we wouldn't push through anymore. I know...my bad!
Anyway, after going past the 30 minute mark, I finally got the hang of it. My legs were running on their own volition hahaha! Nah, actually I was already enjoying the run. I ran-walked-ran for a total of 55 minutes. My fingers got puffy and red again so I figured, I've had a good run already and it's time to cool down and stretch those taut muscles (what muscles?).
Yay for me and thanks to my persistent buddy. If it had been only up to me, I'd be running in my dreams instead of working out my almost lethargic muscles (or it's probably just in my mind). Sometimes, you just have to break the inertia.