Aug 27, 2007

Not gonna sweat it.


Yesterday we went to breakfast and then I did some much needed grocery shopping. Upon my return home, I suited up (so-to-speak) and headed out to Kennsington Metropark to get in my 6 miles in perfectly sunny, but not at all hot 76* weather.

I was going to try the run/walk method to see how it would go. I set my Nike Triax on 5:1. Then I started out on a really, really sucky run. I ran sans Garmin because although it is usefull, I refuse to wear both a watch and a GPS. I can set intervals on the Garmin, however they are run/rest, not run/walk. Or maybe I am just missing that feature. ;P

6 simple no issue miles was all that I had to do. Easy enough, right? Ernnnt. My body doth protest too much. I was mentally in it, but my body was physically out of it. It took a LOT of energy to get those darn legs moving. I really struggled through the 5 minutes, and relished the minute walks. SAD. I did a total of 2 miles, because I felt miserable. And my motto is if I am not enjoying the run, I ain't runnin'.

I refuse to beat myself up over this. On some days it as if "I am queen of the world" and on other days I am more like the Titanic itself, sinking. Fast. If it happens again this week I will be a bit more concerned, but I am feeling more energized today than I have in a long time. I think that this will be a good week. No, no. Correct that. This is going to be a good week for training. (See, positive thoughts!)


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