I am ever the planner, that I am.
When I got up on Sunday, I knew exactly what I’d be doing after church (admire the good hair and makeup day I was having).
It wouldn’t involve eating.
It would involve doing something about this…
Y’all, those are four racing medals that I have not allowed myself to unpack because I haven’t run them yet.
Hi, my name is Auburnchick, and I’m a sucker for race bling.
And charities that buying race bling supports.
Two of those medals are my Hogwarts Running Club races. The other two are from Gone for a Run.
Sunday was going to be my Runder the Sea race day.
Originally, I thought it was a 5k.
I think I audibly groaned when I saw the actual distance…
Yes, people. That’s a 10k…double the distance.
Please note the “suggested” run date.
I was woefully late to the party.
Hey, better to be late than not run at all, right?
See, I like the way I think.
So, I got all gussied up in my race tank and set out.
The weather in Florida is seriously to die for right now. I started out wearing a long-sleeve top. By the time I got to the entrance of my neighborhood, I had tied it around my waist.
I’ve figured out a good route for my longer runs. Whatever song was coming through my ear buds said something about being miles from home. It was fitting.
There was very low humidity, so sweating wasn’t an issue. Just my legs, which started hitting a wall around mile three.
Yeah, I know. So much for being fit.
I have a cardio playlist, but when it finished, I put on one of my new-to-me favorite artists…
I love his storytelling…except for the song that just today I noticed was about a girl stripping for him.
I love the run toward home. It’s all downhill.
But first, a side trip through my friend’s neighborhood. She and I work together and, conveniently, live almost across the way from each other.
Then, I made my way around the perimeter of my neighborhood and back home.
I was really pleased with myself. I cannot do entire runs as just that…runs. I do, however, alternate walk/run intervals. I try really hard to make my run intervals as long as I can. Yesterday, I was able to run 1.25-mile intervals. That was huge for me! My walk intervals were between .25 and a half mile each.
Apparently, my excitement got the better of me. I ran between 6.7 and 6.9 miles, depending on which app I checked. I liked Charity Miles’s version…
The Mr. was kind enough to snap a few photos of me…
I love Gone for a Run. They include fun race shirts, bibs, and pretty medals.
But wait…there’s more!
As if that run wasn’t enough, I headed back outside after my little photo session and scooped dog poop so I could mow.
Between the two activities, I burned a little over 800 calories! I added them with the calculator on my phone. Ha!
As you can see, Sunday was all about running and definitely not about resting!