Spring has Sprung: Running While Chunky (KARVY09 inspired)
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Sunday, March 21, 2011
today the sun was shining !
it's the 1st official day of Spring !
today was the day I tested out my new Garmin Forerunner 405CX (birthday gift from hubby, which he got at an awesome price bidding on EBAY).
originally planned to do a 5k but it was nice to be running outside, never mind the ice, snowcone type of snow still on the bikepaths. I continued on.....
While running I passed a woman and an elite runner (you know the ironman types) both smiled and waved. I was pumped so I continued on thinking how AMAZING women have supported me and encouraged me that we can do it.....Running While Chunky (KARVY09 inspired) & so many others.
since I had surpassed my turnaround point, while coming back I crossed again the same women and the same elite runner (going to myself YEAH I am running back also, MOUAH).
Saving the best part for last....I am about 1K from my end point. Being on the bikepath as mentioned there is still parts of covered by snow. Oncoming was there lady with her dog, so I stayed on the left, left foot in the snowcone slush and the right foot on the pavement. I sprinted pass her all of sudden I see on my left running beside me an another elite runner with a huge smile, he stayed at the same pace as me for about 15 seconds and giving me a thumbs-up !
I was SO frigging proud of myself, my 1st Spring run getting a thumbs-up by this stranger, by the time I finished I could not see him anymore he was very far away *lol*. I will remember him that's for sure. My Garmin registered I ran 6.3K in 51:03 minutes and I walked twice in the ice and snow. On my way back I did run on the frozen grass.
So you can Run While Chunky.....I do have a negative note, my new Garmin I am SO NOT technically inclined. I need to take a introduction 101 Garmin course.