Down By the River – My Journey to the Gate River Run – Week 4
Baby, it’s cold outside
On Sunday I ran outside for the first time. No not for the first time in my life, just the first time since I started training for the River Run. What’s even more amazing –well at least to me it is– I ran for a new personal record distance of 4 miles. It’s weird, but the run was harder and easier than I though it would be. Easier because I ran the 4 miles without discomfort. Harder because after running on a treadmill with easy to select speed, I found myself running much faster than I should have for the first 3/4 mile. Once I figured out my comfortable pace, the rest was academic. That is if you consider running outside into a stiff breeze on a morning in the mid 40’s as academic. Doesn’t matter though, I’m proud of everything I have accomplished thus far. I set a goal and I have been consistent in my progress. This is a big step for me when it comes to exercise.
December 20 – Ran 4 miles
December 23 – Ran 2.5 miles
December 25 -Ran 3 miles – I’m really proud of this one. Who runs on Christmas Day?