Sunday, April 17, 2011

Another one bites the dust!

Another weekend that is...

My weekend was kind of hectic, but I did manage to get my walk in on Saturday morning.  But two adventures happened while I was out.  At about 2 miles in, I came to an intersection on the bike trail and look to my right to see about a dozen police officers in swat uniforms with big guns and shields, heading into the woods.  I say, "Self?  Am I going to be shot...or better yet, murdered?"  Turns out it was a police training exercise, but still.  It was creepy scary.  Once I got over that, I headed onward for what I thought would be another 4 miles.  I was shooting for 6 miles (no pun intended).  But of course, another hassle had to interrupt me.  At around mile 4, the rain began to come down.  And it POURED!  Of course before I left, I asked my husband if we had a waterproof jacket I could wear just in case it started to rain, and he gave me one, assuring me it was indeed waterproof.  He could not have been more wrong!  I got soaked from head to toe and my shoes were then rubbing my feet.  So...I gave up at 5 miles.  I was cold, drenched, and mad.  I guess the good news is that I was more mad about not finishing than I was about the downpour!

Sunday lent itself to more adventure when my husband ended up having to go to work.  So, no walk.  BOO!

I hope to get it together this week and get back on track.  Less than two weeks until the Flying Pig 10k!  My original hope was to be able to jog, but at this point, I just don't think it is going to happen.  I can walk very fast, but honestly my jogging capabilities are slower than my fastest walk.  And when I say jogging, I mean hopping really because I am certainly not a very good runner. 

After the Pig is over, I am going back to the basics.  I plan to use the Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan so that I can get it together by September.  I am hoping to be able to run the entire Air Force 5k by that time.  I have a few friends who are registering for that one and I REFUSE to let these smaller girls take me down!

1 comment:

  1. My sister does the Air Force Mini every year. I went out to support her a few years ago and it was inspiring to see all those people cross the finish line. I think, even if you have to walk the entire 10k of the Pig, it's still an accomplishment! Be proud of yourself for even attempting it! :)


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