The weather has been SO nice the past few days! This morning I was finally able to run outside :) It was 65/70 degrees, which was awesome! And I realized it was the first day I've run outside with my new shoes - made a big difference.
Today's distance: 4 MILES! :) I'll be honest, I'm pretty impressed with myself. I think I'm going to stick with 3 or 4 miles for the next couple weeks. Don't want to burn myself out too early! I'll work on walking less and running more, and once I get that where I want it, we'll add distance come August.
Where I run is about a 2 mile loop, so therefore I went around twice... I guess with being a math teacher, that helped me figure it out ;) The first loop I did the set interval I've been doing the past week or so. By the time I did the second loop, it had warmed up and I was getting hot, so I just ran and walked when I felt up for it. I kind of went by my songs - run a song, walk a song. Worked out pretty well. I was still able to run a good chunk of the second half.
A couple days ago, I got this thing called Nike+. You put a chip in your shoe, and it connects to your iPod. It calculates how far you went, the time, and how many calories. It's pretty sweet! And then there is a voice that tells you when you're half way, and it counts down the last 400 meters. Then you upload it to the Nike website and it keeps a log of all your runs and times. It will be fun to see the progress!
Oh, and while I was running, I ran into (ha, no pun intended) two friends of mine, Sarah and Brooke, who are also running in the same half marathon as me in November. So it was a nice surprise to see them :)
Until next time!
Until next time!