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April fooled.... a few days later

Saturday, April 07, 2012

We are officially now about a quarter of the way through my No Boundaries running class. Week 4 has proven to be a little bit tougher to get through. We were running 3 min - walking 2 min (5 sets) this past week. I am not quite sure how I did it. But for the most part... I DID! There were a few times I found myself walking when I should have been running. Still, the fact that I am running for 3 minutes at a time is HUGE for me!

I have to mention my April Fools joke that my GPS played on me! Last week Sunday I decided to go out on the walking path nearby. I thought I had enough time to get in my half hour walk/run before the sun went down. I set my "jog tracker" on my phone, I set my interval timer on my phone, got my music going and took off. (oh yeah... I even got to see HERD of deer(like 10 of them) cross my walking path a little ways up front of me) I felt really good out there that night.. I kept up with the intervals and as it got darker faster than I thought it would, I decided to run a little bit more to get back to my car asap! Once I got back there, I stopped my tracker... WOW, really??? 2.46 miles in 30 mins! I got home and logged into SP and entered my mileage.... that was a 13 MIN MILE "walk" that I did! Let me just say, I was rather pumped about that. UNTIL.........................
..... last night! I went after work to do the same path, and came back at 1.86 miles in 30 minutes. OK.... I thought about this... how was it 2.46 one night and the next time it was 1.86. So I zoomed in my my maps and realized that some little "gremlin" took over my gps on APRIL 1st and in some areas... it went back and forth and added on an additional half mile! LOL yeah... April Fools to me a few days later!

So, as I am going through this journey I am learning some things..... time doesn't matter, what matters is that I am out there. Running doesn't matter either... I am doing the best that I can. I push myself at times and other times I take it easy. Wed. night's group run wasn't fun! I was DEAD last in returning and was just not "into it" that night. I am learning that too... some runs are just better than others. Oh... and one more thing I have learned... CHECK MY MAP BEFORE I LOG IN MY MILES to make sure it's accurate! I will not be fooled again! emoticon

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    That's too funny on the gps thing - I have a gps watch and sometimes it does crazy things like that too! But I love using it.

    I think you are doing amazing at this! You are so right that some times you just don't have the running mojo. It is what it is. When I have days like that, I just do what I can. The important thing is that you are out there and doing SOMETHING. :) And as hard as it is sometimes, don't compare yourself to others. Remember you are never the slowest and there will also ALWAYS be someone faster! :)
    2174 days ago
    It sounds like you are doing really well! It's great that you are learning so much about your running personality early on. I think that will make it easier for you. Hopefully your GPS will be more accurate from now on!
    2175 days ago
    Funny! Don't you just love technology sometimes? Lol.
    I think you're doing awesome. And the sights & sounds of nature are an added bonus-in my opinion. I should say usually nature is an added bonus...because there are some smells out there sometimes that aren't so pleasant....hehe.
    Happy Easter my friend!
    June :)
    2175 days ago
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