Thursday, March 1, 2007

To the Left


I just can’t seem to get that darn song out of my head. I am not a huge Beyonce fan. Sure, she has a good voice and I even saw her at my gym once logging hours on the stairmill (the stairway to hell as I like to call it). But this song just annoys me to no end. Last week during spinning the instructor put it on during the toughest part of the workout. This really seemed to bother me cause: 1) Beyonce does not inspire me; and 2) at this point in the workout we were turning resistance up, or to the right, not to the left. I am usually not so anal but the fact that we were turning left and Beyonce was fighting with us to turn it the other way was so distracting.

Then on Saturday I had my second road runners’ race in Central Park. Fortunately, it was not as cold as the last time when the water completely froze. I started off slow because I was battling to get out of the pack. After about the first mile I really picked up the pace. Then the volunteers kept yelling at us to keep "to the left." Man, it really pissed me off cause then I had that song in my head the entire race. However, I was really happy with my time. I averaged an 8:34 minute mile over four miles which is significantly better than my last time of 9:30 per mile. Maybe there is something to Beyonce…

2 comments:

Liza said...

You know where is a great place to train--Panama. Nice and warm, plenty of places to bike, run and swim, fun people . . .

SkiRough said...

Haha you saw Beyonce at the gym. When I used to go to Equinox at Columbus Circle it was pretty common to spot celebs... The Rock worked out there quite often.