Happy and disappointed

I was so happy when I woke up this morning and saw the bright, beautiful sunshine. Because of the warmer temperatures and lack of wind, I decided it was time to try my first run outside after a very long winter inside.

I bundle up – a little too much I found out later on – and headed out. It was gorgeous outside. The streets in my neighborhood were a little slippery yet so I had to be very careful until I reached the main road. Once there, I took off on my run. It felt so good…for the first half a mile or so. I was slowly running out of breath. I think my pace was little too fast when I started. I slowed down a bit so I could keep a steady pace. 

I did end up walking – a total of three times – but not very far each time. It was just enough to catch my breath. I ended up going a total of 2.4 miles in 30 minutes. I was little disappointed. But just a little.

I was happy to finally be running outside, but I really thought I could run all of it and not have to walk. I guess that was the disappointing part. But, overall, I felt good. To be running outside instead of in my basement on the treadmill was fantastic! As the weather warms up, I hope to find many more of my days hitting the pavement instead of the treadmill!

Here’s to a better time and distance next time!

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3 thoughts on “Happy and disappointed

  1. The fact that you got out the door and ‘on the road’, you are many steps ahead of me, and probably most of your readers. I’d say that was apretty successful outdoor run after a long MN winter!

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  2. Way to go! The weather outside has been great for running.

    If you can run with brief periods of walking to catch your breath…you’re still doing it. You may be trying to go too fast though, if you are out of breath. Slow down the pace ( you may feel like you’re walking but you’re not). Wear your heart rate monitor—that will tell you if you are really pushing yourself! Great to read you are still moving!

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