Today was a decent day. I got to have lunch with a longtime friend (and something of a celeb). I’ve worked with Hilary Kennedy off and on over the years in TV. She’s an amazing host, model, actress. And she’s also a pretty successful Fashion Blogger. Check her site out if you got a minute. And ladies, she told me that soon she will be working with Adidas on her blog – so check it out for all your workout gear tips! http://hilarykennedy.com/
It was good to catch up, talk shop, and brainstorm future projects. We went to a famous place in town that I had never been to before – Love and War in Texas. I got the buffalo chili and Shiner beer beans. It came with some Texas shaped cornbread.
Looking back though, I probably should’ve ordered something else. You see, I had a track workout planned for the afternoon. And spicy chili, as it turns out, is not the best pre speed-work dish. Regardless, I did some 400’s. I ran into a friend at the track who was doing his speed-work for the day – 100 sprints. Man, did I envy his planned distance each lap I churned out.
I have a 5k on Saturday, and I hope the last few weeks of beginning speed work will help me out. I have no idea what kind of race shape I’m in since I haven’t raced since the Dopey Challenge in January, and since I had to take a month off after falling on a run and jacking up my knee.
But when I wanted to quit when the 400’s hurt, I didn’t. When the wind was strong, I fought through it. When my legs burned, I added more fire. I think that will pay off for me.
How bout you? Seen any old friends lately? Doing any track work? Would you want to run behind me after I ate chili?
I wouldn’t want to run behind you after eating chili, but I will eat chili with you. I don’t think I could run afterward. I have to wait more than 4 hours after eating a meal to go running.