Today I put my ASICS GEL Kayano 19 to better use. With Thursday's run feeling like a bust, I wanted to get back it and get myself back on track. I know I wasn't really "off-track" but I want to make progress. I know I'll have off days and off runs, and that was one. But that doesn't mean I shouldn't want to bounce back. I do want to. I haven't really seen progress on the weight side of things so far, so I like at least seeing progress on the running side of things. I decided, with the Rockstar 8K in the rear view mirror, to switch things up a bit and run the other direction on the parkway and then head up 123 a bit. I knew I was doing a short run, but thought I'd see how that direction is as a run. Plus, the change of scenery shouldn't hurt.
(And while brisk like Thursday, this time I threw on some long sleeve Under Armor and avoided the chill).
The StatsTime: 29:29 mins (workout), 50:14 (total)
Distance: 2.01 miles (workout), 3.01 miles (total)
Average Speed: 4.10 mph
Average Pace: 14:38 min / mile
We decided to take Sammy to the zoo today as well. She loved all the animals at the zoo. We also saw every bird that was on the property. I'm not talking about exotic ones. Anything that chirped, Samantha would immediately spin to, point and say "tweet. tweet." It was a good time. We also had a good bit of walking in. I didn't want to leave on and try to GPS track the whole time, so I tried out the step counter function of the Endomondo app. In the pocket of my shorts, it didn't work for crap. I don't know if anyone has used it successfully or how you had your phone, but it didn't work well for me that way. I'm sure I walked for more than 10 steps in an hour, thank you very much. With trying to outline with maps online, I estimate about 4.5 miles. Not a bad extra walk at all.
And just because I can...
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