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Monday, August 10, 2009

Playing Outside

Bill reminded me that I can go faster outside because I have to rely on my own ability instead of the set speed on the treadmill. It was a perfect evening, so off I went! The hills here are going to kill me, but it did feel so good to be outside again. I’m not as obsessed with the time outside like on the treadmill. When I’m on the treadmill, I’m constantly checking my running time to see how much longer I have to run since it’s RIGHT THERE. Outside, I just go. The time tends to fly by when I’m not checking it every few seconds, and before I know it my run is over.

I went a different route yesterday because I get bored easily. The hills! I ran an entire mile uphill, and climbed 200ft. The worst of it was definitely the last half-mile. That’s where it got really steep! Again, I ended up running just shy of a 5K, but I wasn’t paying attention to my distance so it’s ok. 

As an incentive to continue running, I signed up for the Race for the Cure 5K next month. It was my first ever 5K a few years back, so I’m looking forward to it being my first 5K again. It has even more meaning to me this year since I had cancer this past spring. I was very fortunate that all I needed was surgery and no chemo or radiation. If you’d like to sponsor me (no pressure!), you can do so here or click the link in my sidebar. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement!

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