I did it again. I walked two days in a row. I just can’t do that.
Today’s 3-miler confirmed this.
The first 5 minutes were tough, but I quickly got into a rhythm. I ran mostly on the edge of the trail in the soft weeds. I felt great. I was floating.
T Junior was napping at home, so I was by myself and listening to my Zune. I even made a playlist before I left:
- All That She Wants, Ace of Base
- I Know What Boys Like, Vitamin C
- Great DJ, The Ting Tings
- That’s Not My Name, The Ting Tings
- Shut Up and Let Me Go, The Ting Tings
- Please Don’t Leave Me, Pink
- Just Dance, Lady Gaga
- They, Jem
- Finally Woken, Jem (I ended up skipping this one because the beat’s too slow.)
- What You Waiting For?, Gwen Stefani (This one was on there twice and back-to-back. Oops.)
- Rich Girl, Gwen Stefani
- Hollaback Girl, Gwen Stefani
- Cool, Gwen Stefani
Okay, I know there’s a couple of songs some people might consider lame in there, but I just went through and put fast music on my list, and I didn’t choose the order, either. The Ting Tings surprised me. I wasn’t sure how I’d like jogging to them, but they’re music was perfect. (The 3 miles took me 38 minutes. That did not include my warm up, cool down or stretching.)
The second half of my run was completely different than the first. I knew it was going to be tough, and it was. Maybe it was all in my head. I pushed through it, though, by just concentrating on the path ahead of me.
And, I did remember to enjoy the lake view for a couple minutes. (Loving my new phone.)
At around 2.5 miles, I was struggling. I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing any more, I was just surviving. I wanted to just keep running. When I finally realized this, I regained control over my breathing. Better. Then, Gwen Stefani came up on my playlist and that helped, too.
My legs are a little sore this evening. And, I am tired.
Only 1.5 miles tomorrow. I think I may get up early and run with AJ.