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Started running

Posted by desflurane on September 9, 2010

Yesterday was my birthday.

I am now 42 years old.

CRAP!!….

Well, the “good” news is that for my present, my wife and I went down to scheels and I got set up with some sweet trail running shoes. Then when I got home from work (had a group meeting, they are a great way to kill an evening) we went for a night run with headlamps on. Very fun!

I have been exercising regularly for over a year and a half but I haven’t been running at all. My hips and knees reminded me of that fact after about two miles. Nothing too big, just a bit of creaky soreness (I am 42 now after all…) and we called it good after 3.75 miles.

I downloaded the Nike+ GPS app and gave it a whirl too. Very slick! Gives you nice location, distance, pace, estimated calories burned etc. I’ll play with it more. Seems well worth two bucks.

I envision going for more evening runs as time goes on. There are a lot of nice trails near our house that I’d like to tackle. And by “nice” I mean well established. The scenery is somewhat bleak desert, but even that can be pretty striking at times. But then, I’ll probably be running at night anyway. Won’t matter too much.

I’m going to wait a day or two before I go out again – to let my aged joints heal up… But I think it’s going to be fun! It should make a nice addition to my elliptical routines.

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2 Responses to “Started running”

  1. Matt L. said

    Good for you! Thanks for shopping with us, and please let us know if we can help outfit you in any other way. Happy Running!

    Matt L.
    scheels.com

  2. Traci A. said

    You may be old, but you’re hot to me! I love you and your cuteness!

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