That said, I feel like I'm finally settling in to running. It's not so much of a challenge, I even look forward to it and miss it on my rest days. One health goal in place. Now it's time to focus on my eating. The fuel I put into my body.....isn't the best. I like to eat. I love sugar, chocolate, fried foods....all sorts of things that have gotten me to where I am. Ironically, it's not my weight that is pushing me to make a change(though heaven knows I need some help in that area) It's my running. I know I could do so much better and be so much faster if my body had all the nutrients it needs and none of the extras it doesn't. I want to be fast, I want to run a MARATHON, I need to take care of my equipment. Once again, to keep me on track, I'm going to post. Not here, don't worry, this will still be about running. I may occasionally let you know how I'm doing, but my sister will be the one checking up on me, making sure I'm keeping up with my goals and such.
Oh, so my training run? Not the best start. My husband gets to go in later for a few days, so I took advantage of that yesterday. I woke at 6 am to go for 30 minutes. I looked outside and it was raining. It didn't look too bad and I wasn't sure I would have another opportunity if I put if off. So I donned my clothes and headed out the door. Somehow, looking out the window, I missed the fact that the trees were not still. It was blowing. Hard. Luckily, the first have was in the direction and so I felt fine. In fact, I was doing really well. Then I turned the corner to come home. Rain started pelting my face, arms and hands. Runkeeper chimed for my final interval and I just couldn't do it. My legs wouldn't go any faster, I was numb from head to toe. I decided to simply finish. The irony of it all? That probably would have been a new record for pace. Even with all the walking, I got my average pace. It's okay, I run again on thursday and it's supposed to be nice weather!