Friday, August 20, 2010
Day 179: 179 lb!
From now on the number of days will be bigger than the number of lbs!
My first run with my Garmin [He was wagging his tail big time!]
Avg pace: 14.26
I went to the track, walked the first 5' and then ran the rest.
The first mile was a breeze. I ran without ipod, enjoyed the huge trees, and the huge sky. The sunrise was glorious: turquoise, rose, grey, constantly changing watercolors of epic proportions! Scanning the horizon for the fox who I did not see today.
The second mile was a struggle. I had to hold on to my mantra: Wheelchair. Thinking of the alternative to running, and also of the father who runs marathons with his son in a wheelchair. I know from my students that MOTIVATION is everything, and I WAS NOT GOING TO GIVE UP. About 500 yards before the end another runner [hooray! they are rare in my part of the world] overtook me [he was 18 and polite, so I let him!] He was a godsend! I sure latched on to him!
81 degree heat
91 degree humidity
It felt like running in a swimming pool [I will track the time also as water aerobic, LOL!]
Garmin wanted to go on another lap. He was a bit disappointed, but I promised him that I would take him out soon...