Yesterday was a big day for me.
I never ever thought of that I would run for anything but my life.
I had always looked at people running past my house as crazy people. Why-oh-why would you ever want to run around for leisure? My leisure time? I prefer wine.
Dave asked me if I wanted to go for a run with him. He has been training for a 5K for about a month now.
I started training 2 weeks ago. Not thinking I would go very far, I decided, "Hey, what the hell? Just try!"
I started my training on the treadmill going 2 miles less than 23 minutes, not to bad, I thought, considering I haven't run that long since high school.
My second run was exactly the same, and this is the session that I realized that I felt pretty damn good afterwards!
The weather finally broke yesterday, It was 70+ degrees (!) with little wind.
Perfect day to start my outdoor training.
Dave had our route all planned out & the Runtastic app was ready to go.
We started down the street , and I must say I felt really, really good. Dave let me set the pace since this was my first. All throughout the run, I was so focused on breathing and pace, it hit me that, I was outside! And I'm not wearing a down parka and snow boots up to my knees! What a realization that was!
The skies were blue and the birds were chirping, It was truly a beautiful day, we haven't seen a day like this in MONTHS! I also found 40 cents and a marble on the road. This feels like a treasure hunt! But I won't tell what my husband called me!
I am happy to report, that I beat my husband's time. My time was 37:20 and his was 38:12.
Not that this was a competition, but I was very pleased with myself and Dave was very proud of me. Although, he did call me a slave driver because I got too far ahead of him at one point. Sorry Dave!
So today I sit here reflecting, If my ankle allows it, I will continue to run. I truly did enjoy it. I guess I'm one of those crazy people now!