Running in a flash flood? Ain’t no thang.I couldn’t drag myself all the way to the track, but some sprints in Meridian Hill Park did the trick!
Six soggy 1000-meter dashes later and I was done. I felt pretty proud making my 4:33 goal times; but I just looked up the world record for the 1000 meter and realized that Svetlana Maserkova crushed it in 2:28, back in 1996. That is incredible! I feel like I have accomplished nothing. But then again, her legs are really long so maybe that’s all she has on me ;).
I haven’t really gotten into watching professional running, but the more I learn about it the more it intrigues me! Anyone have any tips/resources for a quick spectators’ intro to pro running?
Anyways, I was supposed to do this track workout with a new running group last night — but when Obama’s motorcade decided to come down 16th St. NW, all my routes home from work were delayed by 40+ minutes.
Meaning I wouldn’t make it to track in time. Meaning I had to go to happy hour.I joined Anthony and some coworkers at Elephant & Castle to cool off with a beer — and then really heated things back up with a salad at SweetGreen!Anthony and I both ordered salads involving sriracha, which was a fiery mistake. I think last night was the first time in history I haven’t finished a salad. My mouth felt like a furnace and I failed.
I’m so ashamed of myself. Can’t finish a super hot salad, can’t beat an Olympic 1000-meter record. How can I go on like this?
But today’s a new day, you guys. We can do anything!
- Do you eat at SweetGreen? What’s your go-to salad?
- How do you handle missed/failed/rescheduled workouts?
- What are you doing today that makes your Friday special?!
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