Friday, April 25, 2008

wind, hills and the drop

There were soooo many excuses I was giving myself on the way home from work tonight about how much I didn't want to run! Which was the complete opposite of the way I felt on the way to work this morning.

Here's why: This morning there was no wind, it was sunny, and nearly 70 deg. This evening there was a good breeze, cloudy, and a 15 deg drop in temperature. All of that combined with my hill route and I had a laundry list of reasons why I did not want to go out today.

Even with all the excuses running (no pun intended, haha) through my head, as soon as I got home I changed my clothes and hit the pavement. And I have to say, it felt really good. I haven't done my hill route in a very long time. There are two hills that I go up...they aren't that long or steep but take some effort to get up. I love getting to the top of the hills because as they say, what goes up must come down! After both climbs there are some nice downs for breathing recovery.

I only went two miles tonight but I'm planning on getting up early tomorrow and getting four miles in before my day starts and gets away from me.

For the record, this week I've put in a total of 11 miles (not including tomorrow, when that number will bump up to 15). I've been encouraged to see my miles increasing each week. I am getting stronger and am able to run longer each time I'm out. It makes me feel like my goal might actually be attained!
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