Sunday, April 20, 2008

Outdoor Run

This morning I got sick and tired of being sick and tired, so I threw on some shorts and a t-shirt, laced up my running shoes, and put on my Garmin Forerunner, determined to do SOMETHING outdoors, even if it was just a mile. I walked some trash to the apartment complex dumpster to warm up, then started running. I did the run/walk combo around the complex, then decided to go across the street to an industrial complex with big parking lots. Not pretty, but pretty easy on the body. I came back to the apartment complex after about 2.75 miles, then decided to make it a 5k. I wanted a training time to beat. I ended up finishing the 3.1 mile run/walk in 47:46, a 15:24 min/mi avg. pace. That stinks, but considering I've been too sick to exercise since Wednesday, maybe not too bad. Actually, maybe I overdid it! But I just HAD to get out. I think I was starting to get cabin fever, since I missed work Thursday and Friday. George was gone yesterday, as he got the chance to do overtime, so I've had a lot of time alone inside the apartment. It felt great to take it outdoors! And now I have an outdoor (non-race) training time to beat. :)

I ended up with 3.61 miles for the week.


Jenny said...

Glad to see you back out there! Hopefully next week you will be completely recovered from being sick.

Uncivil said...

As Willy Nelson would say "It's good to be on the road again"
Good job!!!!!
I woke up with a sore throat this morning, but it was from too much laughing and hollering in a drunken stupor last night at "The Dirty Martini"!!!!!!!


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