Sunday, May 13, 2012
I went shopping for shorts yesterday as the weather is finally warming up and I didn't have any that fit. On a whim at the rack I picked up both 8's and 10's. I was sure the 10's would fit, but didn't have much expectation for the 8's. I tried an 8 first. It fit. Wow. I have to say I never thought I would see that size again. But maybe I really will!
Friday, May 11, 2012
Either it was the day, or it turns out that cross-island on Grand Street is a very popular morning route. I didn't notice this on previous runs, but today there were a lot of joggers and dog walkers out. I got hit by the sprinkler at one of the churches and had a nice, cold, early hose down. I tried to dodge it but ran out of room and it just kept tracking me. Grand St turned out to be a good choice for my run today. I was having a bit of a slog, and I just kept telling myself, I can run to the next stoplight (nearly every block) an I kept going that way. Total 3.12 miles. I had plans for increasing my mileage early this year, but that doesn't seem to be happening. I think I am still becoming a stronger, better runner though, and increasing my fitness, I just feel like I should be able to do more, Maybe I am not pushing hard enough. On the other hand, I only have so much time to give, so I have to go faster if I can't go longer...Just stuff I think about.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Today on my run I struck out on my original running route, which I have not done in months. I discovered my original run was about 2.4 miles. I went to the park, looking for baby ducks. Apparently baby ducks sleep much later than adult humans. I saw lots of ducks, and a night heron, and a robin, but no baby ducks. I didin't play any music on the first half of my run, because the battery in my player was low and I wanted to have it if/when the going got tough. I just focused on the sound & rhythm of my breathing, the sound of my footfalls, how hard my feet were striking, how my arms were swining, etc. Then when I headed for home I turned the music on. My calculations were a little off for the turn around point and I came in at 2.92 miles. All in all a decent run.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Today I saw baby ducks on my way to work for the first time this season. It seemed kind of late in the season to me, but then I realized that I have not walked through the park in a long time. So tomorrow, for my 100th run, I am going to go looking for baby ducks.
Monday, May 07, 2012
I thought about giving myself an extra day off today because I was just feeling a little beat, and I didn't get my running clothes washed, but then I remembered if I went today I would hit 100 runs on Wednesday. So I dragged some slightly dirty clothes out of the laundry basket and went for a run. I decided I should run to Webster St & back, because I hadn't done 3 miles in a while, and I knew that would put me over. I did about 3.3 miles in 45 minutes (including warm up and cool down time). Hooray! I took a water bottle along today to see if that helped any. I drank it all, but hard to tell if it made any actual difference on the run. Though I think it is making a difference now, an hour later. It was a bit of a challenging run, but nothing like my 3 yucky ones last week. All in all, satisfactory.
Next run is #100!
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