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!