Today marks the first official training day for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon! I was up
bright and early at 5:30 to tackle my run! I am following Jeff Galloway’s walk/run plan, so hopefully I will be good to go come November 🙂
As for my run itself, aside from some Garmin issues (it took a good 5-10 minutes to get my location), my run was pretty good! I have to admit though, within the first 5 minutes of being out, I got CREEPED out! Now, I have run early before, but not 5 AM early. My neighborhood is really quiet (even during the day) and does not have much as far as street lighting. I quickly abandoned my headphones so I could focus more on my surroundings. It was my first outdoor run without music, and I have to say… I didn’t hate it! I concentrated more on my breathing and intervals. Time did seem to go a bit more slowly, but I felt a bit safer without the distraction of music. I think Thursday I will go out a little later so I can listen to my music and enjoy my run more. 🙂 That or leave the music at home and carry my pepper spray :O
My summer class is going well, surprisingly. I don’t exactly feel that I am doing everything right, due to my inexperience in the program, but my grades tell a different (and better) story! This week we have a bit of a break as far as projects go, but I still have plenty of reading (in one of the most boring school books I have EVER read 😦 Ick!) to keep me busy!
Until next time 🙂