I’m happy to announce that I have officially joined Cathlin in completing the C25K training program. Woot!
I did my last run yesterday morning on one of the hottest days (100+) of this summer so far. Thankfully it was only 80 degrees and 65% humidity when Daisy and I headed out at 6:00 am.
If I hadn’t been so committed to finishing yesterday I might have psyched myself out when I opened the door and felt that heat. Did the powers that be not get the memo that I was doing my final run?
Well never mind. I was going and that was that. I already had on my favorite and fancy-bum-worthy (and kinda pricey) asics hera socks in honor of the occasion. The hot pink and orange ones to entice my feet to move out at a faster pace (wishful thinking). I love the fit of these socks with their L and R on the toes. I have four pairs in different fun color combos. Seriously, the other socks in my drawer are jealous because they never get to go out anymore.
Anyhoo. With happy feet we jogged down unpaved alleys for the first 10 minutes to ease into things and then crossed over onto the sidewalks of the Fan. Very cool neighborhood. Great architecture. None of which I noticed as I dodged uprooted sidewalks and kept an eye out for squirrels and other distractions (for Daisy not me) while also trying to focus on my form and my breathing.
And not looking at my watch. There’s nothing worse than thinking you’ve run at least 15 minutes and then peeking at the time and realizing it has only been 10. Also, I know I said I was going to try to inject some faster sections into my runs but with the heat and humidity I just couldn’t do it. Or at least chose not to do it. Still, I was plenty sweaty and Daisy’s tongue was hanging out by the time we finished. She got some extra loving for her efforts.
I forgot to do my victory dance and couldn’t find my cap and gown. But I did have a big fat Butterfinger Blondie at lunch in celebration. Yum.