Today I was mega-stressed out, boo to that. So I REALLY was looking forward to my run at the lounge. I borrowed the shoes and iPod again today and just ran! I was supposed to only go for 40 mins but ended up doing over an hour…um, whoops…but I needed it in order to melt away my worries. I went around a portion of Lost Lagoon and then back through some trails and then along the seawall a bit to finish up. The trail was gorgeous and no one else was around which I relished! Once again it was around 22 degrees but there was a great breeze along the wall and through the trails the shade from the trees made it cooler, too.
Technology-wise the run was a success; I am finally getting used to the iPod and Nike+ system. I had the songs on “90’s playlist” which was a bit more my taste than Tuesday’s tunes. Though I still think I prefer to run without music..I did turn the volume down so I couldn’t hear it for a good 20 minutes because I wanted to listen to the water 🙂 I think the next time I use it I will just use the no music option.
Oh, and when I uploaded my info to the Nike+ website I wasn’t paying too much attention to it, just noticed it said 12.5k for the day…well when I got home and looked I guess it had transferred a bunch of runs onto my account, oops. So I THINK I found my actual run, which was logged as 9.04k in 52mins (though for 10 minutes I had not started the iPod) My estimate is 11k. (I think the 12.5 wasn’t mine along with some others.)
The PHYSICAL running itself wasn’t as stellar as usual because I had more fluctuations in pace and my knee was acting up again, that little bugger! Then my calves started to go spastic on me 😛 I think that’s because I hadn’t eaten or hydrated enough prior to the run. You’d think I would have the nutrition down but apparently not.
Part of the reason I love running so much is because of the freedom it holds. It’s also empowering for me. I felt pretty agitated beforehand but while I was running I could sort through my thoughts and then just enjoy running for the sake of running. I thought about cancer a lot and it helped put my woes into perspective.
Later in the evening there was a social for the team which I enjoyed! Because I ran earlier in the day I missed the GTS. It was good to see everyone again! We mainly talked about random things and also a lot about fundraiser’s so that was nice! I’m in the midst of trying to plan some so hopefully they’ll go over well!
*I am aware that sometimes I am a dork.