Couch to 5K, Week One

NoteNo Friday links this week. I’m actually going to change that up and tweet and post links as I find them. I think that might be more useful.

I completed the first week of Couch to 5K last night. *shouts* *cheers*

It feels good to have this first week under my belt and be back on my way to running again. It’s funny how much I missed it when I didn’t actually think I did. I missed the zoning out and just running. I missed the time alone to think things over. I missed taking in nature and the sights and sounds around me.

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The first two runs of the week were at a park in my town. The last one was from my house (so you don’t get the detailed map). Something went wonky with the app on the second run – I’m not sure why it didn’t capture the full 30 minutes.

I am in no danger of breaking any land speed records, y’all. I’m used to that and okay with it. All the runs this week were pretty great, except for the last one. Even though it was (finally!) under 90 degrees last night, my allergies were kicking up something fierce. I decided to take the dog with me and that resulted in me setting out way too fast on the first few run intervals. I ended up walking the final interval rather than running it. It was just too much for me. One highlight, though, was passing a field where I counted at least 14 deer munching on grass in the twilight. I lost count at 14. The doe are herding up. Fall’s almost here!

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