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My 500 Calorie Run with Nike Plus

Nine AM, Kids are still asleep, throw on sweats, grab phone, fill up water bottle, close the front door quietly as I leave to not wake up the kids, Forgot IPod, go back in house, grab IPod, close door quietly, try to start workout run, forgot Nike+ IPod plugin thing, back in, grab it, close door quietly, start run…

First song is fast, very happy with IPOD, realize its trash day, realize I forgot to put trash out, keep running, lady’s voice on IPod says “50 calories”, wow – very happy with Nike+, turn into park, run around the lake, avoid duck/goose mine field, lady on IPod “100 calories”, thinking about Stephanie, thinking about Zander, thinking about Lexi, my left knee burns, I really like this Nike+ thing, keep running…

Turn into neighborhood, find a new park, round corner, its the same park, I went in a circle, “200 calories”, did I miss 150 or did she not say it?, glad I got the Nike+ and the IPod, think about Stephanie, my legs are burning, my left knee hurts, what song is this?, realize I’m almost at a walking pace due to slow song I’ve never heard, skip song, pick up pace, side hurts, think about the New Year, think about my weight, doubt myself, think about writing this post, when is that lady going to tell me how many calories again…

“Half way point”, is she mocking me, wonder if 500 calorie run was the right decision, think about Stephanie, think about today, think about Father-In-Law (he past away Dec 31, 2001), think about Stephanie, wonder if the kids are up, worried about money, think about church, think about God, wish I had read my Bible more this year, am I slowing down?, another slow song…

Skip song, pick up pace, am I chaffing?, knee burns, thighs burn, how much longer is this run, think about Stephanie, look up, where am I, all the houses look the same, avoid doggie land mine, think about my brother Jeremy, he hates it when people don’t clean up after their dogs, think about Alaska, realize I’m sweating, realize its the last day of 2008, think about the year, “150 calories left”, think about Stephanie, keep running

Wonder if the kids are up, worry about Stephanie, I know she is planning to mourn all day, wonder if I should be home to give her a break from the kids, my knee burns, my thighs burn, I AM chaffing, regret going on this run, “100 calories left”, look up, get my barrings, turn toward home, keep running

Legs are burning, knee is screaming, I’m soaking wet, “50 calories left”, considered sprinting, decide to go for it, 40 calories, great – a count down, push harder, side is splitting, legs are screaming, knee is throbbing, 30 calories, keep RUNNING…

I’m too far, wonder if I should try to sprint the whole way home or just until I hit the 500 calorie mark, think about this post, think about the kids, think about Stephanie, think about God, did IPod lady forget me, grab side, keep RUNNING, SERIOUSLY WHERE IS THAT IPOD LADY!, I hate this Nike+ thing, 20 calories left…

Pass mail box, think about stopping to get mail, think about Stephanie, wonder if I can do this again, wonder if I should do this again, worry about Stephanie’s bad day, realize that I’m not really sprinting any more, 10 calories left, pick up the pace, round the corner, see house, feel relieved, 10 calories left, keep running… have a profound thought – I can’t erase Dec 31 2001 for Stephanie, but if I lose this weight I might keep her from adding my date any time soon…

“Workout Completed, press the menu button to end workout”… thanks IPod Lady… I really like this Nike+ thing … can’t wait until tomorrow…