Monday, September 24, 2012

I did it!

Running... isn't really my thang. I love the challenge of it... the accomplishment I feel afterwards. It definitely has its advantages...
Today we set out to run 2.5 miles... I figured out a route in Geodistance here around the park. We ran here on Friday with the GPS/Runkeeper so I had an idea of how far it would be. But the mapping seemed off to me on Geodistance. So we took off and were going to follow the route I had mapped out to see if it matched up with Runkeeper.

At 2.5 miles on Runkeeper, it was still quite a distance to where I *should* have stopped according to Geodistance so we kept on running till we reached that point. If I haven't confused you enough yet, my Runkeeper app said we had run a little over 3.1 miles. So when we got back home I asked D to ride his bike with the odometer to see which one was right.

I made our smoothies and when he got back he had clocked 3.34 miles according to his odometer... So we both got on Geodistance again and realized our mistake. We stopped short of where we were actually running on the road. So we had run 3.1 miles or a 5-K! And I actually felt okay when we got done! I have yet to feel this "runner's high" that people talk about!

So the plan now is to keep running it to increase my speed. I walk almost as fast as I jog. And now we need to find a 5k race to do! I want to do one a month if possible for my 52 things!

4 comments:

  1. #16- get to eat fattening foods!

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  2. I'm liking #16 too :O) To be healthy and strong...keep up the good work! Pick the race with the cutest free shirt :O)

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  3. Congratulations on your "accidental" 5K!! Thumbs up from Jerry and I.

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