Week 2 – Day 1
I decided to stay in bed today, until I felt somewhat rested. I went to bed last night, rather early, but I didn’t end up falling asleep until much later. At least I got there earlier, right? half the battle.
I finally got moving at around 1030-11am. I checked the weather report, it showed “light rain”. I really do enjoy running in the crappiest of weather. I’m not entirely sure why that is. I just do.
When I opened the door, it was anything but “light rain”. It was coming down pretty good. It let up a touch while I was out there. At around 3.5k mark, the rain dumped on me with a strong blowing wind. Refreshing compared to the heat of previous days. I embraced the weather and kept moving forward. My goal today was to get to the entrance of the campground, once I made it there, I just kept moving forward. I wanted 7km today.
While taking on the parkway, I had to close one eye and run that way until I hit my next goal point. I turned around, changed up eyes, and began my way home.
The rain was something else. I questioned why I even came out with a rain coat in the first place. With my arms moving while I ran, the rain was finding its way up my sleeves. I think I would have preferred being soaked vs feeling soggy.
Today’s training day was laid out like this:
5 min warm up walk
2 min walk
2 min jog
I know I did more than the required schedule. I’m not entirely sure how much more I did. Today was a little easier keeping track of time. With the walk and jogs being 2 mins. It was a nice even count. Still wishing I had something to keep track of time vs looking down at my watch so often. Once I get myself back to where I was pre surgery, I’ll be able to ditch the counting and go with how I feel.
I felt pleased with my timing today. According to strava I completed 6.8KM in 55:01mins.
That’s almost 7KM in under an hour. MUCH better than when I first starting walking post op. It took me nearly if not an hour to complete 1KM of walking. Progress!
This here today gave me light and hope that I will be ready for my 10KM race in September.
“When it’s pouring rain and you’re bowling along through the wet, there’s a satisfaction in knowing that you’re out there and the others aren’t.”
– Peter Snell