Good (Almost) Afternoon 🙂
I’m down to 56 miles left to go before I hit *500*. Today I ran 4 miles, and it wasn’t so bad. What I needed was change. The same exercise routines get really boring after a while.
So I mapped out a new route, and added a bunch of new upbeat music to my iphone and set out. About 1 mile into my run, I noticed that my phone decided only to record time, and wasn’t registering my distance. This happens way too often to me. I need to do a better job of checking to make sure it is working properly once I get going. When I noticed this was happening, I decided I do on average a 8-9 minute mile, so I rounded up and ran 4+ miles in 36 minutes.
I knew my old route so well that I would look for landmarks along the way (i.e. the volleyball net) and concentrate on getting to each. This felt like it was taking extra energy. Instead today I knew where I wanted to run, but concentrated on the big picture and focused on the new *music* along the way. This makes for a better run. For me anyway.
Now that I am up to 4 miles, 5 doesn’t seem so bad, and then 6.2 miles is next. Watch out 10K here I come! I have to check out 5K races in my area because I want to complete my first 5K soon 🙂
Until I write again,