Day 2. Another beautiful day in New York. My running gear. Coffee, field, new balance, fleece pants that are too short from Old Navy ($7), ipod touch, crap earbuds, tank top, fleece shirt (that may or may not be my night shirt)
Some things that are working great.
- Exercising regularly. With a plan.
- The plan. Couch to 5K. First week only have to run 1 minute at a time. I can do that.
- The app for Couch to 5K. I love this. On my iPod touch, the nice lady tells me when to start, when to walk, when to run, how far along I am, and I can listen to my music at the same time.
- My music. I can’t run without my music. The funniest thing I had on my playlist today:
Hey, Hey Everyday (Air Force) – Running Cadences of the US Armed Forces. It came on during my cooldown. Should have put it at the top. 10819345.html
- My field of hay natural track. It’s the best. Don’t have to worry about cars or people. Just nature.
Some things I need to fix:
- I can’t keep my earbugs in my ears. So my run is a bit awkward. One hand every few seconds up to my ears. One hand holding my ipod. If I clip it to my pants, my pants fall down.
- My running clothes are a joke. I own one bra. That is my everyday bra and my running bra.
I’ve been concentrating on my feet. Trying to find the natural run. The lever. I’ve also switched shoes. From my old Asics that are pretty high in the to my New Balance, that I never thought as running shoes, because they are so light and have little support. But thought they might mimic more barefoot running. My ankles hurt just a tiny bit during hte run. But I think that may be from the bumps in the grass. Trail running. Have to stay alert.
Best thing. How I feel after the run. I did a squat workout after. Cause my butt is just as bad as my thighs. Maybe we will not only wear shorts, but a bikini!
A bug flew in my mouth on the last lap.