This weekends workouts have been decidedly non-running based. Yesterday I went to Bikram for the first time in a loooooong time. Bikram was definitely good for my body, but wow was it intense. I thought I had done Bikram before, but this felt unlike anything else. The heat, the intensity of the instruction - whew! I almost felt disoriented and in shock afterwards. I think if I can find a way to do the class twice a week, it will really help my stiffness, soreness, etc. Today I ran 4 miles at the gym and am headed back to Bikram tonight. Let's see if it's at all easier now that I know what to prepare for....somehow, I doubt it. I don't know what to make out of my lack of enthusiasm for running right now. I guess it's normal to go through lulls and, hopefully, as the weather warms and I can get back outside and the thrill of the run will be back....

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"Criminal defense attorneys are often asked “How can you defend those people?” Here’s one attorney’s answer...: Those guilty of serious crimes merit the wrath of our society. But almost no one deserves the hell holes that we call jails and prisons. There is almost no case I would not defend if that meant keeping a human being, as condemnable as he or she may be, from suffering the total, brutal inhumanity of our jails and prisons…" Source.


Anonymous said...

Hi. Thanks for the great blog. Would you mind terribly posting a sidebar of the blogs you regularly visit? And maybe a way to send you a message? Thanks again.

Anna said...

I love the quote. I agree wholeheartedly :)

frances ber said...

i really find your blog inspiring and honest, and electric mix of thought provoking quotes and running training of course. i ran alot up until i was about twenty and am now returning to it very slowly at fourty. some days i can feel that the pasion and thrill of old.. it is good for the soul..
be gentle with yourself my friend. your doing a mighty job.

Shorty said...

Hi all,

Anonymous, sure I can get started on that - there are over a thousand sites on my GoogleReader, so it's quite a variety!

I can be contacted at: yumyukblog at gmail.com.

Frances Ber, thanks for the note, I really appreciate it. Best of luck with your return to running - it is such a fascinating endeavor, more complex than I could've imagined prior to becoming a runner....I'm still learning a lot.