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Wet Feet, Night Running, and My First

Friday, January 15, 2010

So it's been getting warmer in Michigan and the snow has been melting into slushy junk. I went out for a jog yesterday with the intention of doing 3.5 miles. After 2.5 miles of having to jog around the slush and water puddles, I stopped running. I just stopped. I've never done that before - stopped knowing I wasn't going to continue. I sometimes walk 30 seconds or so and then continue my jog. But after 2.5 miles, I was done. The remaining 1 mile to get back to my apartment was a brisk, heart-pumping walk, mind you, but I was still a little upset at myself for just stopping. I suppose the main reason I stopped, other than the slush was making my feet pretty soggy, was it was getting dark out. I never jog at night, and I didn't mean to last night, but it got dark sooner than I expected. I normally have really bad depth-perception for some reason, but at night it's even worse. As it was getting darker, my eyes were playing tricks on me and it felt like I was falling forward into the sidewalk. I knew I wasn't, but that's what it looked like and that's what it felt like. So, officially, I've had my first "bad" run since I started running in September. That's not bad. And I know how to prevent it again - don't jog late and don't jog in the slush. That's a pretty simple solution, I'd say. OK, thanks for reading and SPARK ON!! :o)
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SPEEDWACER 2/2/2010 6:45PM

    I'm really dreading that first run in the rain. It sprinkled on me once the first week I started, but I haven't had to run in a full-on storm yet. It's been rainy-ish all week, so I know one day I'm going to have to suck it up and do it.

I dunno, 2.5 miles is better than none, right? I can't do 2.5 yet, so good for you!

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BREW99 2/2/2010 3:33PM

    I'd say you are doing pretty good if that is the first time since a few months ago! I have a bad run every month or so... haha Sounds like you need to take those wet shoes off and jump in a nice warm shower for a good job done! At least you finished what you set out to do that night! Kudos for getting out there!

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TAIMOIRAI 1/15/2010 11:50AM

    I HATE running with wet feet. The few times I've done it I always want to quit. Part of the reason I never did was because I wanted to get home faster to take the stupid wet shoes off. :)

I'm glad you didn't fall, and that you've got your first bad run overwith.

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