Well, not intentionally... I miscalculated. I thought my cute pink shoes were coming today but they are actually scheduled to arrive tomorrow. I'm waiting, Mr. UPS... get your brown-clad fanny to my house!
My iPod has a Sense of Humor
Seriously. Sometimes I think it has a mind of its own. For example, it had been raining early this morning. When I started out on my run, however, the sun was shining between the scattered clouds. The first song that popped up on my iPod was "Walking on the Sun" by Smash Mouth.
A few songs later, the sun was still holding its own when Led Zeppelin's "Fool in the Rain" came on. I thought to myself, "Well, I might be a fool but at least it's not in the rain. Yet." Two songs later, Miley Cyrus' song, "The Climb" came on... just as I was making my way up a hill.
Guess what happened not long after "Who'll Stop the Rain?" by CCR came on. Yep! It started raining! I was beginning to wonder if I should consult my iPod for the winning lotto numbers.
The next song up was "Crash into Me" by Dave Matthews. At this point, I decided it might be in my best interest to run on the sidewalk rather than on the street. I was wearing my Road ID bracelet but I sure didn't want to have to make use of it!
The next- and final- song was KT Tunstill's "Black Horse and a Cherry Tree". I was walking up my driveway when this one came on. I turned it off. I have always wondered about those lyrics... and didn't want to find out what they mean first-hand.
I recently purchased a RunningSkirts Capri Running Skirt for cool morning runs, like today's run. I love it! The only thing is, when I tried it on at their warehouse, I was in a hurry and had my four year old with me. As a result, I didn't get to spend much time really evaluating the fit. I think I should have gotten the size smaller than the one I picked. When I run in it, it feels like it is going to slip off my hips and drop to my ankles. I spent the first half of my run pulling them up and finally folding the top over at the waist... which seemed to help. I hate having to fiddle with my clothes when I run!! I'm hoping they will fit better if I wear underwear with them.
Sorry. Is that too much information?
As promised, here is the topic I'd like to discuss for this post. Chi Running. Have you tried it? Have you even heard of it? Do you know anyone who follows this running method?
If you have answered "yes" to any of the above questions, I'd like to know what you think.
I ordered a book off of Amazon.com but I won't get it until after Christmas. I'm interested in this running method because it supposedly reduces injuries and increases speed. Running form, foot strike, and thinking seem to be important aspects in Chi Running training.
I have never really learned how I'm supposed to carry myself and plant my feet as I run. I just figured running is running, and whatever works is the best. Based on my injuries and excessive slowness, what I'm doing is not working for me. Will Chi Running be the answer? I don't know yet. But I'm willing to try!