Friday, February 18, 2011

First Time Running Outside



I made it outside for my first run! (well sorta technically the first time I ever ran outside since I was probably a young kid and that was playing tag or kick the can or the one semester I played rugby - I was defense probably because of my size - I'm actually smaller now then I was back then - or less wider).  I was doubting as to weather or not I was going to get any exercise in today.  One of my sons had a Dr. appointment today so yoga class was not an option.   We had a great warm day today (I think it reached 60 degrees?) So I asked myself how am I going to get some exercise?  I'm signed up for two races - one in March and one in May so I'm going to have to run outside eventually :-)

During my sons nap (husband works from home) I ran 2.75 miles in 33 minutes (I think - so that would make a 12 minute mile).  My running route was running up and down my street and back 2 1/2 times.  I didn't have a watch so I used my phone for timing.  I also didn't do the run for 5 minute walk for 1 minute due to the lack of a watch.  I took a few walk breaks when I felt like I needed to.  As for the outside temperature there were some nice pockets of cool air mixed in warm air and I found them quite refreshing (it was like stepping into an air conditioned room after being in the hot sun).

After my run I've come up with a shopping list :
sport watch/stop watch
some type of medical tape or materiel to protect my skin from the metal on the watch (I'm allergic to metals and I will break out in a rash unless its gold)
fanny pack to hold ID

I hope to get some of these things crossed off my shopping list tonight.
Tomorrow I'm schedule to run outside for 3.5 miles (and it's supposed to be a much hillier route) with my friend Jana and hopefully a few others will be joining us as well.

No matter what!

3 comments:

  1. Old Navy has workout pants that have a small pocket(with a zipper) on the front for you to store your ID!

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  2. Thank You for the tip Danielle! I'm also debating perhaps and arm band for my phone? I was going to use the fanny pack to hold my phone as well. Not so sure now.

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  3. glad you got out today! And definitely invest in a pair of those pants with a pocket, I love them!

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