Yesterday afternoon, I headed down with a friend to see the Detroit Tigers play the Washington Nationals. It was a great "First Day of Summer Vacation" activity, with the $5 tickets, the beautiful and hot weather, and the $5 seats. We met up with a couple folks from the Detroit Tigers Internet Forum where I spend way too much time, and drank beer and watched baseball. It wasn't until Todd Jones almost ruined it in the 9th that I had a care in the world.
Yesterday's run was two miles straight without stopping, done in 22 minutes. I then walked for 3 minutes, and sprinted (for me) at around 6.5 mph for the last five minutes. It felts like a great workout to me. I'm going to continue running every other day, and hope to get three miles without stopping tomorrow. Today, it will just be a lazy jaunt on the eliptical, which I do longer and don't quite get my heart rate up as high.
I especially enjoyed running at the Stadium Place YMCA. I belong to both the YMCA and Bally's, meaning I spend almost $60/month on two different gyms. I usually go to Bally's, though, because I like Trader Joe's and old habits die hard. But running at the Y was much better. They have the treadmills facing the open windows, and the bustle of the city is outside, and I just loved people and car watching while I sweated. I'm going back right now.
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