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TGIF: How I De-Stress

on September 14, 2012

I don’t know if anyone could be as excited as I am that it’s Friday!  It’s been a hell of a week.  Client meetings, presentations, and deadlines made for a stressful week and more than a few late nights.

So how does one celebrate that the week is over??  With a long run, of course. After work, I headed to my favorite greenway. It’s actually a beautiful,  old (read: expensive)  neighborhood on the Tennessee River.  Down the middle of the street is a wide, tree lined median with a gravel path.  Shaded, but hilly, it’s 5.2 miles round-trip.

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It was rough starting out. My legs were heavy and tired from the hill sprints I did last night. But I pushed on.

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I won’t lie, there was some run / walk action. But it was a respectable run / walk. Maybe 50/50, but I sprinted the hills and only walked when I knew my heart rate had just spiked.
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I was glad when it was over, though. My legs were jello. My quads are sore. I’ll feel it tomorrow for sure.

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And finally, I’ll leave you with the sunset from this evening. It was stunning.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

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One response to “TGIF: How I De-Stress

  1. Reminds me of an old (also read “expensive”) neighborhood in Baltimore, MD, near my first house — it had a series of small lakes and fountains within it. Gorgeous architecture, too. Thanks for sharing your sunset! TGIF 🙂

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