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Today, I worked at my new temporary part-time job. It didn’t suck. They are paying me. Not a lot, but maybe enough to buy a new series of yoga classes!

After my shift, I hightailed it up to Washington Park to meet the Cheetah for our weekly trail run. Today, however, it was too muddy for trails, so we had to settle for less. And by less, I mean that we ran from the Zoo to PGE Park. And back.

It’s not far, really – just over 6 miles (6.17 according to map my run, forgot Lionel today). It does have, however, a 732 foot drop in elevation between the Zoo & PGE Park. And that, of course, means a 732 foot climb on the way back.  I did the whole run in 70 minutes – which is a 11:19 average. I am beyond pleased with that. I am also beyond pleased that I ran with the Cheetah for the whole first half of the run (yes, the downhill part – but still). I know she was slowing her pace a bit for me, but I was also pushing, so it worked out. Once we turned, though, she was out of sight in less than 10 minutes. I never stopped running, though!

My legs are super tired, now. They don’t hurt, but they are done working for today. I feel tired but strong. It’s a good feeling.

Tomorrow I have more part-time work, and then maybe something that’s not running (I don’t have anything else but runs on my workout calendar this week – and I think I need something else).

Now it’s time for beer. And meat! 

Recent Comments

  • Elisabeth
    March 20, 2009 - 7:14 pm ·

    I’m glad your part-timer doesn’t suck. That would just be torture.

    Good job on your run!! I did 6 tonight too, 11:21 pace. But only a 432 foot climb. So, you’re a beast!

    • gazelle
      March 23, 2009 - 1:58 pm ·

      It’s easier to get through when I remember that I only committed to 4 days, and now they’re half over!

      WTG on your sixer!

    • gazelle
      March 23, 2009 - 1:59 pm ·

      I love the hills – I mean, an occasional flat is nice, but if I had my way, 95% of all runs would be on trails.

      Wait a minute, why don’t I get my way? Hmmmmm…..

  • Carolina John
    March 21, 2009 - 4:54 am ·

    is this the data entry thing? glad it doesn’t suck. get some gardening in today, i’m going to be out there all day long i bet today and tomorrow. and hopefully get a bike ride in tomorrow.

    • gazelle
      March 23, 2009 - 2:00 pm ·

      Got some Saturday gardening in – not enough, but my flower/herb garden is looking a LOT better. My garlic looks great, and I have spring onions, peas & spinach poking up. I’m a little worried that my asparagus is not going to make it, though. It’s my new experiment for this spring.

  • Amanda
    March 22, 2009 - 4:40 pm ·

    ahh 6 miles.. I’ll see that number again 🙂 How fun to earn a little extra mola for just fun stuff!!

  • Alisa
    March 22, 2009 - 4:48 pm ·

    Good job on the hills…hill lady!

    On Saturday when we were walking through Washington Park, I thought of you and how when summer rolls around and I don’t have to dodge a bazillion puddles I do really want to try the trail thing =). I’m not saying I’ll go far but there was something calming about walking through the forest =)…maybe it’ll have same the effect running.

  • maris
    March 22, 2009 - 5:14 pm ·

    I’m so envious of your running! I need to start running more, maybe your blog will motivate me! 🙂