Wednesday, May 02, 2012
I realized when I was running this morning that I never posted last Thursdays run... I didn't run on Sunday. I wanted to be lazy. And I didn't feel well. And I had new slippers. So there.
My run this morning took me on the same route as my Thursday run except I added a block. Thursday was 27 minutes and today was 28. I have two more runs until I'm up to 30 minutes. I'm pretty stoked.
I decided on a new route because I was tired of running the same circles around the park and just running downtown isn't really an option because, well, I can run all the way through downtown and back and it isn't a long enough route. I used mapmyrun to come up with a good alternative. I have a bit of a hill to go up to get to the main part of the run, but since I have to do a walking warm up anyway I figured I'd walk up the hill and run the flats. Except it wasn't all flat. Which I knew since my friends live in the neigborhood and their house is a gazillion feet above the sidewalk in front of it (Hi, Shelly!) Still, up wasn't so bad, it was mostly down hill.
There were a lot of really nice houses. For sale. Made me wish the market didn't suck. Then again, that's probably why there are a lot of really nice houses. On Thursday there was one house that had this really cute little dog statue. I couldn't figure out why they'd put it in the center of their driveway. And why it was wearing a shock collar. Then it went, "wuff", I jumped a bit and picked up the pace. It just sat there unmoving. Except for the eyes. I half expected to see it there today as well. It wasn't.
I'm still feeling pretty good with my runs. I have discovered that the first few minutes of the run are the hardest. Once I get past them, I'm OK. I keep thinking "why am doing this?" Why? BECAUSE I CAN! And then I'm off.