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C25K April 1

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Wasn't sure about my run this morning. It was chilly. I still have no cool weather clothes, but the Y doesn't open until 9 on Sundays and I wanted to get my run in early as I had things to do. I do have some long sleeved cotton t-shirts that and decided to risk it. Got my apps and music ready and headed out the door. My warm up walk was a lot more brisk than in the past. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fact that I was cold. I was thinking a jacket and some gloves would have been nice, but kept walking anyway.

Today's recipe called for 5 minutes of running, 2 minutes of walking, 4 minutes of running, 2 minutes of walking and repeat both intervals. I was still debating whether or not I wanted to be outside when I hit the first "Run." So I ran. About 30 seconds in I realized that I need to buy new underpants. They were creeping up uncomfortably. About 60 seconds in I realized that for some reason my bra was creeping northward and the girls were running their own race. I pulled everything back to where they belonged and kept going. I had to readjust the girls several more times in that first half of my run. About this point I lamented about how lucky guys are that they don't have to worry about these things. Then thought about the uncomfortable things that might happen to their body parts and was grateful to just have to deal with bouncy-bouncy.

So I was cold, uncomfortable and questioning my sanity when I hit my first walk. I figured I might as well keep going. Besides, I was having.. fun? It's quiet in the park still. I'm sure that will change. I saw a few people fishing, some squirrels, goose poop, and the robins and black-capped chickadees were out in force. I also became very glad that I HADN'T put on a jacket or worn gloves.

I'm not really sure how many laps around the park I went. After a few adjustments the girls stayed where they were supposed to be. My underpants, well, I'll be buying some new stuff soon. Disadvantage of getting smaller, I guess. Not that I'm complaining. One thing that I did notice is that when I hit the "walk" I thought, "I could keep going."

My cool down walk home was nice. So nice in fact that I paid no attention to my route and ended up taking a longer way home. The last few blocks I had two options, a longer flatter route or a shorter route up a fairly substantial hill. I chose the hill. That's a first.

And then there was a shower.
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