Thursday, August 8, 2013

Slow and continuous..

Again, I had to force myself to get out this morning. "Just take another route",  I coaxed myself. "Do something different. Just go out and run." And, as usual, once I put my gear on, I was ready to go.  I failed to get out on Wednesday after work. I was stressed to the max with paper work, and I did the worst thing I could do..have coffee late in the afternoon. I was so wired that I took my heart rate while I was contemplating whether I should go out and run. 93 bpm!
Running can wait.

So, this morning after I was ready to go, I decided a mile out, and a mile back. That's it, nice and easy. I walked east down the hill instead of going west. By the time I reached the main road, Magellan had gotten a signal. I stayed on the sidewalk, which kind of kept me at a slower pace because it's mostly ill-kept. Between that and the puddles, I had to be careful.

To my surprise, I felt good for the first mile. I turned back into the neighborhood streets and took my usual route back home, for a total of 3 miles. Nice! Longer than I expected. My legs felt a little heavy than I would have liked, but more good news, I didn't stop to walk once. This is a first since I started running after that hiatus.

I think I might have felt a little runner's high for most of the morning. I wish that I could expect that every time I ran. There's really nothing like it.

Runmeter Data
Magellan Data

11 comments:

  1. Runner's high trumps stressed to the max every time.

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  2. That's great. I had to force myself out the door yesterday. But I never regret it. Awesome that you did not have to walk.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! This is what I love about blogging - it's so good to know that other people share similar experiences. What a comfort!

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  3. Whenever I am fighting with my inner couch potato I make a deal - just 1 mile or 2 miles or whatever. If it turns into more awesome. Glad it worked for you too and you eeked out 3. Good job!

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    1. Thank you, Mimi! I love having new strategies to get me though!

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