Saturday, May 22, 2010

I Think I'm Insane

I started my training today!  Got up this morning and headed out for a 30 minute jog down the country road.  I wanted to get out before it got too hot.  Not the best time of year to start running!  It was in the upper 70s by 8:00am and the humidity was about 90%.  Had a nice breeze blowing too.

I love running down our road.  There is hardly ever any traffic.  I only had one car pass me the entire time I was out.  It's very peaceful.  The cows tend to look at me like I've lost my mind as I run by.  I wish I could take my camera along to show y'all what it's like.  But I would never get my running done then.  Would be spending all my time taking pictures!

The jog was not easy.  But I knew I needed to get out on the road.  It's a lot different then jogging on a treadmill. I also haven't been running since all the problems with my Achilles.  But I'm happy to say it didn't bother me at all.

I took my Ipod shuffle with me today.  I usually don't listen to music when I run out here.  I want to be able to hear if a vehicle is approaching.  But today I decided I would take my life into my own hands.  I wore it but had it set very low.  Plus the wind was blowing so hard that I couldn't hear a car coming if I wanted to.  And I had my road ID bracelet on.  I bought it several years back when I was running a lot.  It has my name and emergency contact information on it.  Just in case someone does wipe me out or they find me laid out on the road!  If you run, I suggest you get one.

So here is what I looked like upon my return home...

Now I just need to work on running another 4 or so hours in addition to the 30 mins!


  1. Another running blog! Did you check out Say Anything? My kid sister just started one too!

  2. I'm cheering for you, not joining you but your in my thoughts as I sit on my ass ;-).
    How cute is the title and title picture - love it.

  3. Good luck with this new goal!

    I have really been into audio books lately. If you have a library card, you can download them free to an IPOD or MP3 player ( Might be able to hear better then with music. But then, not sure an audio book would set he right beat for running!

  4. Dang girl, your humidity had to be worse than ours! I don't know how you did that!! That's really a great idea on the ID bracelet! Can you tell I'm not a runner LOL! I wish I could though! So I will live vicariously through you!!

  5. You have inspired me, the hubby is home from work, because of no work at this time so we are going to start walking together in the evenings and hopefully get into better shape! I am routing for you!

  6. Awesome Ran down our road today with the hubby! Running outside is way more fun that the treadmill!

  7. I'd need one of those i.d. bracelets if I tried to run 4 minutes in even the early summer Texas heat and humidity... Dang. You go girl!