Wednesday, September 29, 2010

To Run


View as I left campus
So after a little persuasion in the form of comments  from Kerri and MC and some self reflection. I decided that I needed to just force myself to get up off the (couch) desk chair and get out there and put one foot in front of the other. I sometimes let asthma be my excuse for being a slacker which isn't cool.
Start of the Trail on the way out
I had a beautiful day to go for a walk/run/jog/intermittent speed forward motion. The sky was really that blue and it was beautifully sunny(oops... no sunscreen hope I don't find any sunburn tomorrow).  There is a fairly quiet little walking/biking trail not too far from campus that is 1.33 miles(2.14km) one way from my ResHall to the field it dead ends into.  I took it at a mediumly brisk walking pace down until I got to the part that I was going to calibrate my Nike + on.  At which point I discover that my sensor is refusing to be recognized by the iPod. I messed around with the darn thing for a good 5 or so minutes. In which time randomly two bulldogs and their owners come by somewhat scarily(they were really pulling their owners who had them counter weighted by a little red wagon full of bricks).
Heading back to campus, I love the green stuff that surrounds the trail :)
I gave up on the sensor but did run about half a mile(.8 km) and then walked the rest of the way back to campus. All and all it was a pretty awesome start to my hurried training for the 5k in 17 days. I did get my sensor working once I got back to my room and messed around with it quite a bit. Apparently the accelerometer mechanism was stuck somehow since a good thwack seemed to do the trick. All and all hopefully I'll be able to keep the motivation up and keep on going outside before I have to banish myself to the indoors for the winter.
Pepperoni Pizza

I came across a bunch of pizza scraps like this towards the end/start of the trail. I'm not really sure what the deal was with them since they were all cut off, not torn or chewed. and randomly scattered.

3 comments:

kerri said...

"intermittent speed forward motion" cracked me up.

Well done! I know I always try to post some pictures of my walks, and it's fun seeing where other people are running/walking.

You can TOTALLY do that 5K. Totally. Even if you don't run the whole thing, you can so do it.

. . . maybe someone left the pizza in case you got hungry on your run? ;-)

Pissed Off Patient said...

Good for you! I am not a runner, asthma or not, I'm just not built for it.

Keep on running!

M

Kat said...

@Kerri - sometimes I say funny things you just have to have the right sense of humor :). It's surprising how similar our prairies look even though they are at least 1250km apart(well that's how far it is from here to Thunder Bay... we considered road tripping there a couple spring breaks ago).
@M- Asthma kind of drove me to running oddly enough. I'm not really somebody who should be seen in running shorts, :P.

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