Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Thursday Thing

Got up in the dark this morning to go for a social jog with Nalani. We haven't run together as much lately which, as a result, means that all of our swims start with 30' of sitting on the pool deck and catching up on everything. So for today I scheduled us a 10 mile social run through the Botanical Gardens near where we live.

It was pretty much the most perfect morning we've had in I-can't-remember-how-long... It started in the dark under a little sliver of a moon and then as we got closer to the gardens the sky started to get orangish and the birds started chirping and there I was just jogging along and talking girl talk with one of my best friends and then we turned around and saw these giant sheer mountains that were lit up orange by the dawn light and.... ahhh..... Stunning. Just stunning.

Nalani commented that we should come back at lunch and do our TRX workout there. Sounded like a good idea to me! So after spending a few hours working mid-morning, I packed up my car with my bosu ball, jump rope, resistance bands, TRX, and yoga mat (all my fun toys!) and drove by her work to pick her up... we found this spot that seemed like it would work.

It does seem like a bit of a crime that we have not done this before... I can promise you we'll do it again. Maybe we'll make it a Thursday Thing?

14 comments:

Ana-Maria RunTriLive said...

Awesome! I am becoming a great believer in strength work and absolutely love it! You bet I'll do it outside in the summer:)

Beth said...

I think it's pretty much a crime that I just read this and saw those pictures after running 13+ miles in the howling wind, freezing temps and crazy snow storm that's going on right now. I truly live in the wrong place. ;) So beautiful - I hope you go every Thursday!! :)

Kim said...

What a good friend and coach you are. Looks like a lovely day.

Damie said...

that looks so beautiful!!!!

mtanner said...

Love it. The Thursday thing thing!!

Matt said...

ok, we just got 1+ ft of snow in the last 24hrs, so those pics are torture... :(

Jill Costantino said...

So beautiful!

Teresa said...

Super awesome Thursday! You two are cOnnected st the hip!

mmmonyka said...

I know that jealousy is a very bad thing but I can't help it!!!

Billie said...

I need to get my ass to hawaii pronto!

Kim said...

um the spot where you do TRX is a little bit more beautiful than mine (in a lousy YMCA gym). so jealous!

Nitsirk said...

That's just mean. It was 11 degrees here this morning (a warmup from yesterday's -2F). What a lovely workout.

naisqu said...

TRX the kitten didn't make the blog? That thing was adorable.

Kiet said...

Make it a Thursday thing...for all of us who can't. Freakin' awesome!