Friday, May 14, 2010

Taking a break...

No, not from working out...from the grind! We're on a lunch break at Flight Safety in St. Louis and I figured I'd take this time to write a blog post about my activity this week. Cause needless to say, it's been interesting.

When I was in Indy, we were staying in a great hotel in a great location. It was perfect for running and they also had an exercise bike for me to keep up with. Fast forward to this week. Got to St. Louis on Monday and arrived at the Pear Tree Inn. It's by Drury Hotels. Now, I've stayed in some dumpy hotels in my day, but this one is near the top in terms of dumpiness. To make matters worse, I still have a roommate in a very small hotel room. To make matters worse further, this hotel is in what my sim partner, who lives in St. Louis, describes as "the ghetto of St. Louis". He advised me not to run outside.

Well, me being Mr. Runner McGee lately (seriously, I have been), I have decided to pass on his advice. I can't not run. Every run, I feel better about myself and feel like I'm closer to finding infinity. So I decided ghetto or no ghetto, I'm running!

My first run was on Monday. I attempted to run on the treadmill, but that lasted for about 3 minutes. I then said f it and went outside, running just over 3 miles. My next run came on Wednesday, where I ran just under 4 miles in some ridiculous humidity. Finally, yesterday, I ran just over 7 miles in conditions that T said sounded like "pea soup". I was sweating .4 miles into the run and when I got back, you could literally scrape salt off my eyelids.

On Tuesday, I did some yoga to relax my muscles. This weekend I'm going back to Denver to be reunited with the other member of Team Baby Dinosaur (yay!) and finally will get the opportunity to swim and cycle. Man, do I miss my bike and pool!

The running will continue next week, since the rest of the ground school people (there's 3 going on at once) have decided to join us. I figure if I run in a group, I'll be safer for multiple reasons.


  1. While I admire the dedication, for the love of all that is holy please be careful! Both with the location and with the weather!

  2. I promise I'll be careful. I'm gonna do a lot of group runs next week. Strength in numbers, right?