Saturday, July 29, 2006

Week 8

Had to move, so did not go for practice today.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Day 18

went for the Wednesday training, could finally run to the field easier. Started on the strides today, now it feels like training :) Strides seemed simple, but are hard, not sure if I got the technique though, I was trying my best. Looking forward to Saturday run. This week ran only for 2 days, so may again go for 2 outer loops around the lake, or if found company, then on bruke-gilman trail.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Day 17

Ran in the Grasslawns park with new shoes for 20 - 15 min. The run was ok, but I was very tired, either because of lack of sleep or because the new shoes are not good!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Day 16 Week 7

Saturdya carpool with Palani and Aparajita. We started running around the greenlake, I was undecided if I should go for 2 rounds, 6 miles or not, basically was trying to give myself reasons why and why I should not. Luckily first time I missed the meeting point and started on the second round without noticing :), that was some motivation, finally finished 2 rounds, last mile was as usual hard, but I could do it without collapsing !!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Sammamish Ridge nightmare

I cannot believe this is happening, or maybe I can, this apartment has been a problem for last one year. I think I had found out quite early that the management is very rude and not at all helpful. But they are also mean and expert in cheating you out of money. Now suddenly I have to pay $1200 rent for August month because I did not send a piece of paper. Does not matter you talk to them, let them know but before they will not say anything. Right after your deadline is passed, they will happily inform you that you were suppose to give a written notice, and now you have to pay some huge rent. I guess that is how these big corporates make their huge profits.

Day 15

Ran for 2 miles (25min) @ 5:0, no breaks required this time, and could have gone on, but was bored. I think I am getting better.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Day 14

Wednesday, finally I went to a wednesday practice. I did not do much, just ran to the track, ran twice rounds on the track and then back from the track, but it was a start. It was good workout. There were even more people from Asha, some new, some veterans. It was fun and relaxing to go out there, was feeling much better after the workout.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Day 13 Week 6

Saturday training, a lot of Asha junta showed up today, it was great. I planned to run 6 miles. After running 4 last saturday and 6 (with breaks) couple of weeks before, I thought I can make it, but guess what, its hard!! The weekday practices are a must to keep you in shape. Our route was really good, nice shaded trails going through the university, it did not seem very difficult also. But running 6 miles at one go was really hard, I think I gave up somewhere little over 4 miles, then it was all walking, running, stumbling, crawling.....
Will try the same next time.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Day 12

Ran for some 20 minutes on the treadmill at 5:00. It was easier than before, but lack of time.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Apartment hunting again

I cannot believe that I am back to apartment hunting. It was such a pain last time that I had decided not to move, but now again I have to move and to a much smaller place. This apartment, Sammamish Ridge, is totally not worth living at such high rates. But I am going to miss the space, open air, especially since I am moving into a basement. I cannot imagine how I am going to pack up everything again. But its probably for the good, I will get rid of lot of stuff and then moving will become easy again. At least I am slowly getting rid of all the furniture.

Day 11 Week 5

Finally after recovering from long weekend trip, apartment hunting spree, I decided to run at the washington lake by myself. I start the trail at 1&1/2 mile marker and then run to start of the trail and back, then I run another 1/2 or 1 mile to the next mile post and then of course back. This running back and forth is helpful, then I am back from the first leg, its a feeling of achievement that 3 miles is done, and then I can run further along.

The mid-week practices have totally stopped since I started apartment hunting, what a tension!
Hope to get back on track starting next week.