I went out for a run the other day, to get miles towards a virtual event I am doing this month. I have to run a marathon throughout the month to earn my medal, so that’s 26.2 miles. I’ve been in a bit of a slump, and then I remembered I signed up for this….lol!
So even though I had coffee, I decided I should go out and run. But I had to run somewhere besides my neighborhood, so I headed to the gym to run around the lake that’s there. When I run in my neighborhood, I run slower and clumsier. There are trees that are low and I have to duck under them, there are lots of cracks and bumps and I live in a confusing subdivision so there is the chance I could get lost and have to use my Google Maps to get back home….and that would make for a funny blog post, but I didn’t want to get lost today.
When I plan to run after my daughter is at school, I get dressed to run, and walk her to school like that. Good thing she doesn’t get embarrassed by my outfits 🙂
When I set out to run, I knew I’d get in at least 2 miles since the lake is 2.3 miles around. But I had no other goal than to keep moving. The temperature was perfect though! And I had good form, and I fueled with some good protein. So when my app told me that I finished my first mile in close to 9 minutes, I was like “woo hoo!” and I kept on going that fast. If I try to go too fast, I lose my form, so I focused on my footfalls and arms and managed to average 9:07 for 2 miles! And it felt great!
Isn’t it so pretty? Well, besides all that smoke…
There were a lot of people on the path today and there is one guy with his dog that I always see there, and he is always looking at me funny when I’m taking pictures of myself, lol! Maybe next time I’ll ask him to take it for me 🙂
Are you having good running weather like we are?