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Lost in Translation

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Today I hit the road for my jog for the first time since "the incident" on the treadmill back in July. The heat and humidity have kept me inside for lo these many weeks. I was very curious and expectant to see if my non-stop running on the treadmill would translate to the open road. I've been diligent about setting a variable grade course on the treadmill, knowing my chosen courses outside were anything but flat.

Well, it didn't translate. I had to slow to a walk several times due to my pulse going into the "danger zone" (according to my Garmin Forerunner). I learned that exertion spent on the hills outside was greater than the exertion spent on the "hills" of the treadmill. Good news: I did run much more of the course than I did the last time I wogged it.

Was I disappointed? Not really. I was happy to be outside again. And now, I have new goals! I will continue this route until I can run it non-stop. What's really great is that the road doesn't keep running when my feet stop - so I stayed upright the whole way! :)

Hope y'all are setting new goals and continuing to reach for them.

Take care~
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EMPTYNESTER60 8/22/2012 11:40PM

    Glad you had a chance to get out & enjoy these nicer temps. I will start back walking again this weekend & hopefully keep it up until it gets too cold to be comfortable. Keep up the good work emoticon

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GOLFGMA 8/22/2012 8:28PM

    So glad you're back moving and enjoying it. Also, glad the road isn't moving. One of these days I will see you and Mary Liz running in some big marathon and will claim that I know those two celebs! emoticon

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CRYSTALLULLABY 8/22/2012 7:03PM

  Congratulations on getting back outside!! The weather has been so much nicer (finally)!

And on still doing more than you expected - WOO HOO! emoticon

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