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28 September 2010 @ 03:58 pm
 
Have I mentioned I hate running?

Today was wet and windy. Roller Blading was out of the question, and hiking would be dicey at best. Those rocks get slippery and I have enough trouble when it's bone dry. My options were walk or run on the treadmill, walk or run outside. I opted for the latter. Now, I don't need to be able to run any great distance, but it's sort of shameful if I can't do a mile without sucking wind in a big way.

I hit the Heritage Trail, jacket tied around my waist to hold the CARDIS key and the sunglasses I'd forgotten were on top of my head. I walked the first half mile to warm up, and then ran - or more precisely, jogged - the next full mile. Not remotely quick, but I managed. I took a thirty second breather, turned around and jogged all the way back to the parking lot.

That's right. A mile and a half. Non-stop. Sure, it was a glorified shuffle (though I kicked it up ever so slightly for the last quarter mile), but I freakin' did it. Forget that the trail is fairly flat. Forget that I took a break between that first mile and the last mile and a half. I ran for over a mile and didn't cramp up, gasp painfully or drop to a defeated walk. Maybe there's something to this running thing. I still don't love it, but it just might be bearable. All in all, I felt pretty great.

Then I stretched my right quad and crushed my sunglasses.

~The End~
 
 
 
awomanthatsblueawomanthatsblue on September 29th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Yay you!

I'm looking forward to being able to run a mile all at once. I'm pretty sure I ran a mile today, but there were lots of walking intervals mixed in. Someday I will be awesome too!
Kelladyjoust on September 30th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
I was entirely certain that I could NOT run a mile all at once. I suspect you could, too, as I know full well you are already awesome.

The downside to all of this, though? My legs are comically stiff today. I'm trying to walk without bending my knees at all lest I engage my thigh muscles.
Julietfair_juliet on September 29th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
You are mighty!
Kelladyjoust on September 30th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Coming from someone who ought to know, this means a great deal. :D

Kerry: Doctor Brilliantscreamingdolai on September 29th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
Aww Kelly you need to put this in a book. You make me LOL.
Kel: Ten *grin!*ladyjoust on September 30th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Yay! I made you LOL! And I trust you when you say that; you are not an indiscriminate user of the LOL.
Kerry: Funnyscreamingdolai on September 30th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
We have almost matching icons. I think that makes us gay for each other.