Sometimes I want to turn off the TV, throw away the newspapers and just forget about the media (especially during election season). In the case of Lance Armstrong, I admire what he has brought to the world of cycling as well as to the non profit sector. In my daily life, I strive to see the good in everyone, and I would do the same for Lance. It is not in my character to judge someone for what they may or may not have done. Since I don’t know Lance, I can’t comment on his alleged doping, from what I can tell he has decided to come to terms with his ban and is moving on with his life. I don’t blame the man one bit. Additionally, I really feel for his team and family, I know this is a profound loss on those who worked closely with him.
I often find myself overthinking a workout-even before it beings, it is a terrible shame to cloud a pure act with so much doubt and anxiety. As per my running group training plans, I was to run/walk for 20 minutes. As I got ready for an evening run I thought about the humidity and if I would even be able to breathe, I worried that I would be too sore to run and I knew I would regret reinjuring my back.
I decided to call in the troops, and have my friend Miluska run with me and as they say, friends that exercise together stay together.
I always pass judgment whenever I read a post about two people “chatting away” as they run together. Clearly, you must not be working hard enough if you can still manage to talk. And how does one even talk and run at the same time? I can barely breathe!
However, it is so easy to lose track of time as you are chatting with one of your eldest friends about boy, life and the future.
The key is to not think about the fact that you are attempting to talk and run at the same time. I honestly got lost in the conversation that I missed the fact that we had run for 39 minutes straight.
And boy did we work hard, I was dripping with sweat once we finished.
(I really need to work on my plank from, gosh Sana!)
After our jog/run we made it back to my house for some lunges, free weights and some plank action.
I do have to say, since Miluska and I have been friends for the past 8 years? We find the same things to be hilarious as we did back when we were 16-17 years old. We may be approaching our mid-twenties but we are still children at heart.
Post-workout I enjoyed a naan pizza with oven roasted potatoes and a plate full of fruits for dessert.
Thoughts on Lance? Do you enjoy chatting away on a run?