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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What women want? A runner?

I missed this morning's Luke's Locker run because it was raining like crazy at 6 a.m. But it was a run I needed, so I peeled myself off my mattress at about 7, read the paper and a few interesting blogs about what women want from men from Tsquest and Singlemomseeking, then hit the door for a 7.5 mile tempo run.

It had stopped raining but the air was thick, humidity 98 percent I'd learn later. It made the 61 degree temperature feel like 81. I ran the hills around Texas Christian University and on this day they squeezed all the oxygen from my lungs.

My mile splits:

1 - 7:58
2 - 7:21
3 - 7:16
4 - 7:02
5 - 7:38
6 - 7:52 (big big hill)
7 - 7:07
7.41 (3:11)

This puts me at 12.41 miles for the week. I'm trying for a 50-mile week, but unless I run twice one day this week, or extend one of my remaining runs by 4 or 5 miles, I'll probably fall short because Saturday's run only calls for 12 miles. But that's ok. 45 miles is just as good.

By the way, I did spend part of the run thinking about that list of What women want that I might have. Here is a "safe" list from a running point of view:

*I strip all my wet clothes off in the wash room so as not to track my sweat through the house.

*A 10-mile run doesn't wipe me out from any other daily activities.

*I've stopped smoking cigars since I started running and I've increased my love for red wine.

*I don't spend a lot of time in bars because its not fun running with a hangover.

*I have more money available for dates/etc. because the only money I spend on myself is for tennis shoes.

*I'm in the best shape of my life.



Blogger Victoria said...

Women in general? Or specific women? Women who run or do athletic things or women who list "shopping" as a favorite activity? Be specific, Mr. Journalist!

p.s. Yes. A runner who is also kind.

November 11, 2008 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger DawnB said...

all i see is incredible work outs very nice

November 11, 2008 at 9:45 PM  
Anonymous single mom seeking said...

I LOVE it! A male runner's list: What I offer women

Or, as Victoria asked, maybe you're offering these amazing, special qualities to one special woman?

Good work!

November 12, 2008 at 5:17 PM  

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