While thinking of random things on my run this morning, I started thinking about an appropriate title to summarize today.  I came up with “It’s been such a long time”, which is the lyric to an old Boston song.  Boston?  How ironic!

Today’s weather actually set a record, and there was no way I would be outside in anything that was sub zero.  So, more bonding with the treadmill.

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I had the entertainment plan all worked out.  First hour would be a movie.  Second hour would be catching up on The Bachelor.  Third hour would be catching up on some shorter shows.  After that third hour… well, anything goes!  Here’s my treadmill starting out… a mere 3:18 to go!  I ran this run very slow to start with.  I wanted to make it easy.

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I didn’t plan my movie choice out well because it ended up being boring!  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty  just didn’t keep my attention.  So I moved on to a kids favorite – Mr. Peabody & Sherman.    Then, watching the nuts on The Bachelor.  Finally, a bunch of other stuff.

The run went well, except for a minor interruption around mile 14.  I got a call from work.  They do a great job of not calling on my day off, so when they do call, it’s something important.  One of our locations needed help with their computer.  I wasn’t sure how long the call would take, so I decided to walk while I was talking.  That took 8 mins.  Bummer though, because it dragged my time down.  Not that this run had anything to do with speed, it’s always a morale boost to end with a good time.

End of run… it really was such a LONG time!

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Best part of that picture though… the number which got cut off on the right.  Calories burned = 2,130!  Well, not exactly due to our elevated platform, but still, over 1,500 for sure. 🙂

After relaxing a bit, eating, and finally talking to my kids (home from school for another snow day!!), I took Zachary shopping with me while Sydney was at the mall with a friend.

I felt the need to celebrate the long run!  Ice cream is great any time of the year!

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TGIF!  I’ve got some sledding with the kids on my agenda this weekend.  And a run with a friend!!  But for the rest of today, just hiding out inside enjoying the warm indoors.

Q: Do you celebrate your long runs?

A:  I do!  I try not to go too overboard and eat everything in sight, but hey, sometimes it just happens 🙂




3 thoughts on “It’s been such a long time”
  1. Wow congrats on the beastie run! You definitely deserve to celebrate that 🙂 I do eat more after a long run for sure! It’s usually the day after when I want to eat all the really crazy unhealthy stuff though. I’m kindof an 80% healthy 20% unhealthy eater anyway so it doesn’t seem to change too much after a long run!
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    1. Oh, and you had me fooled on those egg looking candies. I have never seen those before – I totally would have believed they had more protein in them!!

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