06 January 2009

smiling runner.

I'm sitting here with a big stupid grin on my face.

Just got back from a glorious run in the cold rain.

5.00 miles in 46m 55s // 09m 23s/Mi.

I never run at night.. not safe, of course, in Charm City, but someone in my neighborhood just started a running club and I thought I'd check it out. It's always tricky to join a running group... you don't want to be left in the dust by the 7 min milers or holding back a comfortable pace.

This was perfect... we kept a comfortable pace, talked about races, favorite places to run in the city, favorite nutrition/ fuel, etc. [you know, the things you co workers and spouses are tired of hearing about.].

saw Michael Phelps' new condo!

ran a new route!

just such a wonderful run and I'm feeling so good.


  1. A smiler like Chrissie Wellington (did you watch IM Kona, she smiled the whole way) and that is cool you got to go by Phelps condo. I am also on BT.

  2. Awesome m'dear. Now you can run at night with one or more of these folks anytime, right?!

  3. I did a post on smiling. http://ironmakeover.blogspot.com/2008/12/swim-bike-run-smile.html

    I also started a thread on active.com called "Is Smiling for Sissies?" It's been interesting reading the responses. The smile is powerful!

    Good luck to you in 2009!

  4. Awesome to be running with a group! Hope you have more of those in the future.