Today’s workout (elliptical): 40 minutes
Today was a busy day that included visits to two of my favorite stores: EMS and REI. I was hoping to find some after-Christmas bargains in running and outdoor wear, but I wasn’t compelled to buy. I did get a lightweight reflective vest to replace the tattered one that I’ve been using. The vest that I’d bought a few months ago at Paragon is a little too bulky for running, but I’m sure it will come in handy for some other use.
My wife picked up a very nice Mountain Hardware sweater at REI at a great price. I also bought three GU gels that were on sale for $0.79 — Peppermint Stick, Peanut Butter and Mandarin Orange. I hope those flavors taste as good as they sound when put to actual use.
I’ve decided I will participate in Sunday’s LIRRC Hangover fun run. It’s a five mile course on the grounds of Eisenhower Park, with no tracking chips. It could be fun to run a “race” without the pressure of the clock. I believe that the race is timed for those who want to know how they did, but no results are posted.
I did 40 minutes on the elliptical machine this morning and set the resistance higher than I usually do. It was a nice low impact workout that still generated quite a sweat. I’ll go out for a few miles tomorrow to celebrate another great year of running. On Sunday the 2012 odometer will start!