Sunday came and went. A drove back to her dorm room 200 miles away after we had Chipotle for dinner. I had a soft taco and chips. My body was not happy with all the salt, but I managed to sneak a 1/2 mile run in before the gym closed.
It was 28 degrees outside and I was grateful to live so close to a gym with an indoor track.
The best part of this run was still having time to go into the sauna for 5 minutes after running. It felt so good on my muscles.
It was dark outside when I ran around the indoor track today, which allowed me to see my reflection in the glass windows as I came around the backside of each lap. The weather is cold, the sky is dark and my body looks large and lumbering as I look at my reflection. I'm ok with how I look. I like who I am and I've learned to appreciate the journey. I keep running. There is no shame in being 50 pounds overweight while running.
Today I ran earlier than yesterday. I decided I don't really want to see myself in the reflection of the glass as I trot around the track. So I went while it was nice and sunny. It is still cold, but sunny.
My daughter says she is running 10 miles tomorrow. I calculated. 10/26.2 miles is 38%. She is running 38% of a marathon tomorrow and I'm still only on 1/13.1. This means that I'm running about 7.6% of a half marathon. Somehow doing the math makes me feel better. In my work with clients I'm always asking them to break down financial their goals and intentions the smallest possible amount of time and smallest numbers. For instance, if they want to make 100,000 a year, I have them break it down to months, weeks, days, hours, based on how much time they want to work. So if you want to work 48 weeks a year, you would need to earn 2,083,33 a week to make a million a year. There are lots of options from there. They can have one $2,083 day a week or they c…
Yes, this is seriously my time. Yes, I ran. Okay, it may be a jog or a trot to most people, but it was a run to me. And I'm proud of it.
I did wait until the gym was almost closing again tonight. 10:45-ish is when I finished. At this rate I'm going to finish the 1/2 marathon in 3:35. Not bad. Not great. But it is my 1/2 miles and I did them.
After my 2 half mile run, I went into the sauna to stretch a bit. I brought one of those figure eight bands in with me. When I entered the sauna, there were four Somali women already there talking. I had my earbuds and I squeezed myself into a spot long enough for me to lay down and stretch my legs. I stretched my leg in the air with the band around my foot and...Bam! It snapped back and hit me right in the face! My first sports injury witnessed by four women