Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bad day in slowville

I luv going slow

I luv noticing houses and building that I never knew existed

I luv watching the flowers bloom

I luv literally watching the grass grow

I luv looking at the light and knowing “don’t worry, it’ll change before you get there”

I luv chatting with men in walkers as we mosey up the road at the same pace

I luv the blank stares from the passerby’s as they zoom past me in their cars

I luv the look of pity in the other runners as they cruise pass me as if floating on wings

I luv the tender ‘beep, Beep, BEEP’ as Garmin lovingly reminds me that my heart is WAY too fast to go up this hill at this 'speed'

Stop! Slow down; enjoy the fact that ants are now your competition

I luv holding a 14+ minute pace

I luv base

Happy - Happy day!

And to all you people that have already done the base training (probably for the 50th time) and are now ‘floating by on wings’ – I luv you too!

8 comments:

Stef said...

Dude. I'm slow too. My run yesterday was making me angry because I continually had to slow down to stay in zone 2. You are not alone.

Team Brazo said...

I'm all about that slow -- I actually stay in base mode the entire year -- that is one reason I stick with the IronMan finish only goal.

Have a nice day...

cindy said...

I luv the colorful fonts you used to type "luv" in :-)

Hang in there!

Formulaic said...

Stef - Ughh! So it's not just me? Must be the weather or something. Naybe it's time to get conditioned to the heat?

Brazo - I'm working on finishing it too. Just not the Ironman.

Cindy - Thanks for the comment. I needed something so that it didn't seem too negative!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Feel the luv!

S. Baboo said...

Slow, it's the new Fast!

Seriously, that base will speed you up like nothing else. Keep at it partner.

Rachel said...

Nice post. Way to commit to base training. It will pay HUGE dividends later.

Ryan said...

The last time I rode a bike uphill,

I got dropped by a butterfly ;)