Back at It

2 Saturdays ago I ran outside for the first time in about a year. I love my treadmill and that it allows me to workout with my kids, but it was so fun to get outside.

I don’t know if this is how everyone is, but I’m faster outside than I am on a treadmill and it feels like the time just cruises by. However, I have a real fear of dogs. I get so much anxiety before and during my run that a dog is going to run out after me. I carry pepper spray, ad I’ve only had to raise my arms and show dogs that I have it for them to back down, but I hate it every time! 2 dogs came running out on Saturday, but backed down.

Any who, it was a beautiful day and I really enjoyed being able to get out. Josh was out of town, but my brother and his family were in town for my nieces wedding and staying with me so they watched Lily and J while my mom watched Claire and Cooper.

I got in 6.25 miles at a 9:45 pace. I’ll take it! I didn’t know where my pace would be and it’s nice to know around where it’s at so I can set goals to get faster. I’ve looked into full marathons and narrowed it down to 2. I’m seeing how my running the next 2 weeks goes before I sign up because one is sooner than the other, so we’ll see.

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1 Response to Back at It

  1. Yay!!! Running outside definitely has a different feel. Sometimes I like the treadmill because I can zone out. But other times it feels so good to be outside in the elements.

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