Running Proof

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Well, sort of proof. We could have just been standing around with stolen race numbers.

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That’s Paige from St. Louis and me after the AVMA 5K. Note the redness of my face. I’m a super white person so I flush easily but that is my burn I got while wearing a hat, SPF 70 sweatproof face cream, and sunglasses. It hurt to blink for a day. I’m such a sun wimp!

I went out this morning with Freckles to trail run. Freckles said it was too hot. We went 2 miles mostly walking since she was panting really hard.

I’m scheduled to go to the track with the SO tonight. I think I’m going to work on couch to 5K again but this time use the distance measurements. The program gives you some options. You can run for so many minutes or you can run for a set distance. When I did it I did the time since I was on trails with no mile markers. I know that because I’m slow that I didn’t go as far. So now that I’m doing some track work I’m going to use week 4 as my workout. I have a hard time running a set distance. If you tell me to run for 5 minutes I say ok. If you tell me to run 1/2 a mile my brain starts whining, “But it is soooooooooooooooooooo faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrr!” even though I’m perfectly capable of doing that. Week four is a good place to start since I know I can do this. I just have to convince my brain.

It is 1/4 mile run, 1/8 mile walk, 1/2 mile run, 1/4 mile walk, 1/4 mile run, 1/8 mile walk, and then a 1/2 mile run. There will be whining in my head. I will ignore it. I have to. I’m going to tell the SO my plan and he’ll shame me into doing it.