This morning, I woke up and didn’t give myself much time to think. I stumbled around, collected my running gear and made my way out the door. I hit start on my Strava, but clumsily failed to activate the garmin. I actually did 4.1KM; I’m claiming those!
The sun was beating down, and the humidity felt high. It was more than what I’ve been used to. I’m definitely a cooler temp runner.
60 days until the Army Run in Ottawa. If my math is correct this training program will only bring me into week 9 of the 12 week program.
I’m a bit nervous, yet on the other hand, I feel okay with coming short with the training.
I’d classify myself as a novice runner, due to my lack of consistency. I’m in the process of changing that. I feel like the beginning of the training program has me really creeping, I feel like I could do more. Normally when I head out for a run, I warm up with a 5min walk, then jog until i’m tired, or to a certain point. Walk for a few mins, then go again.
This training system feels like a bit of a snails pace, but I know it’s best that I crawl before I walk. The whole goal is to just get myself out there consistently and without injury.
At the end, we are what we consistently do, right? I do believe this.
I look at myself right now (recovery from surgery aside), I am a product of what I’ve been doing, or rather the lack of what I’ve been doing. It’s time to refocus on myself, and reach that full potential. I know I can.
|| Today’s feelings while running||
New Shoes– They were nice, but they didn’t feel like home. I can’t seem to find that feeling like my first pair gave me. They were comfortable, but I just don’t feel bonded to them. Maybe that will come in time.
Belt Water Bottle Holder – I’ve dropped weight since last year. Last year I had it fastened on my hardly anything. This year, I can actually comfortably fasten the Velcro together. What I’m not liking about this belt, is the bounce I get. Maybe I need to fasten it tighter to avoid this? I don’t know. I was thinking about trying one of the handheld water bottles. I’m not sure if i’m a fan of having something in my hand while I run, but really, I won’t know until I give that a try. Any suggestions from anyone out there?
I thought also about a water vest, but the idea of adding more clothing like something to my body doesn’t excite me.
All in all, it was a nice time out. It was a little awkward at times looking down at my watch to check the time for my run/walk intervals. I’ll either figure something else out, or get used to it.