Running and favorite things

I just went running for the first time in months. I was out for forty minutes, not sure how much of that was running and how much walking. My legs were very tired. I’m a heavy girl and my legs are no stronger than anyone else’s. But I felt like I could feel their support today, the muscles working and the joints and bones remembering their alignment after these four months of yoga. When I used to run I would just feel weak and exhausted, but today, at least, I could focus through my tiredness. That felt good. And it felt good to know that I did it. Other than that, running didn’t feel good in any sense of the word!

My left leg trembled uncontrollably while I was taking off my shoes.

Favorite things this week:
-decluttering my bookshelf –> earning more than thirty book credits (and more to come!)
Dr Bronner’s Peppermint soap (just don’t read the label!)
Rich Capparela‘s afternoon show on KUSC
How I Write: The Secret Lives of Authors
Red Corner Asia‘s crab pad thai (of course, this probably makes it onto this list fifty weeks out of the year!)
Horton Barker singing “Amazing Grace”, from the 1930s. Barker was blind and learned this tune from a neighbor. I loved this so much I taught myself to sing it, and sang it in the car today both to and from work.

[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at]


11 responses to “Running and favorite things

  1. Girl, we must be parallel sisters. I started running for the first time in months too!! and starting spin class. i want to do a triathlon in the summer/fall!!!!!!

    • I think it’s the urge for spring cleaning! Get everything nice and tidy before summer, including our bodies. πŸ˜‰ Where are you running? Treadmill, or outdoors?

      Good for you for the triathlon! I’m not crazy enough to attempt that. ;b But I’m going to try to keep up the running.

        • Yay! πŸ™‚ I just went with Jackie last week to get her some new running shoes because her old ones were really worn. We went to this great running store in LA called Arch and Sole where they evaluate the way you walk and then bring out shoes for you to try (in different price ranges), and let you run around in them and all. πŸ™‚ Afterward you can return them for up to two weeks, even if you’ve already taken them out on the trail! I bought my (trail) running shoes from them and they have made such a huge difference in my comfort. πŸ™‚ Even when I only run for like fifteen minutes. ;b

          Still looking for a sports bra that really keeps the ‘girls’ secure though. ;b

  2. i love your new profile picture! so i have yet to figure out whether dr. brommer’s label is a joke… or if he’s serious…. it’s kinda crazy…

    • by the way

      that comment above was posted by me. alison. the chronic anonymous that keeps forgetting to sign her name. sigh!

      • Re: by the way

        I figured it was you. πŸ™‚ Apparently Dr Bronner was dead serious (these days, however, just dead) about the all-one! business (and it was good business). His heirs/family now keep the business running, as I understand, and leave the funny stuff on the labels for old time’s sake.

        Great soap though! πŸ™‚

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