I am increasingly aware of every incline, decline, false flat and terrain change in the surrounding area where I run. I am well aware that if I start and stop from the same spot that I will have an equal amount of decline and incline during the run. That doesn’t stop me from considering the terrain before I depart and thinking about where and when I will hit the hills out on the course.
It has been a while since I last wrote. You may think that my training ended and I just stopped updating. Not true. I have been busy with work and dealing with a daughter away at college and a son starting to drive. And I have been busy running. I am on the plan to run OUC Orlando Half Marathon in early December.
Since August 20 and my last post, I have run 20 times and more than 60 miles. There have been runs in North Carolina to the Florida Keys. I have run while on work trips and long weekends. The consistency of making time for my program in my regular week offers challenges and a sense of accomplishment throughout the week. Getting out early in the morning, especially on Saturdays, offers a chance to commune with nature and hear birds, wind in the trees, running water and rain hitting the leaves before it hits me. I can see the beautiful sky, clouds, creeks, nice homes, sun shining and a variety of trees and animals.
I have also obsessed over researching for a new pair of running shoes as my old pair have deteriorated. I will update on my process and results in a separate post soon.
Today was my first 5 mile run of not only the program but my life.
12′ 52″ / mi
It actually felt better than last Saturday’s 4 mile run. Maybe the new shoes were a part of that. Update me on what you have been up to lately. Are you running, biking, walking, yoga, meditating, or anything new? If not, why not?