Do you ever feel like your running around in circles?
Well I was this morning. By choice. Around a soccer field.
I haven’t ran in a long time. AGES, in fact. But this morning I decided I was going to run with my hubby! Surely not as far as he was going (he’s training for a half marathon in December), but I wanted to see what I could do. I hike with him sometimes, and I also do my “100 things” every week day (pushups, squats, lunges, dips); so I knew I wasn’t in that bad of shape. I also have these super cool running shoes, which I love and haven’t worn in a while:
So, we walked the ¾ mile down hill to a soccer field that is behind a little pulperia (a small convenience store). Why? Because it’s the ONLY flat place to run around here. I was not attempting my first run going uphill (or downhill for that matter!).
It was a gorgeous morning! Well it was also early (6 am to be exact) – so it was cool out, the sun was just rising, and it was very quiet (no motorcycles revving or dogs barking)… Look at this beautiful soccer field:
So we started running (slowly – for my benefit)… and it was a really nice run! We saw a MotMot at one point – beautiful, gorgeous bird with a long tail, and also parrots flying by and squawking LOUDLY. We took a 1-minutes walk break every 2 laps (about every 4.5 minutes of running) so that helped me tremendously. The soccer field was nice and cushy (no pavement pounding). And I ended up running TWO MILES – which is HUGE for me! It felt good! I want to do more next time!
Greg went on to run 2 additional miles, while I walked and snapped pictures and waited patiently for him…