Happy 2014 🙂 did I say that yesterday, I think I did but the year is still all new so I am saying it again 🙂 Did I mention I am not making resolutions because I feel compelled to keep them…once I wrote all my facebook status updates in Haiku (bad Haiku…) just because I said I would on a January 2nd… Anyway…
It is 2014…on with the AWESOME!
The first exercise I did yesterday, is part of my “I must catch up with Rachel’s dad on the way to Mordor” Plot, which reminds me, I need to write a Mordor Update, I’ll do that later…keep your eyes peeled 🙂
In other words…I went for a walk yesterday lunchtime 🙂 It was sunny and there is a lot of wind and rain predicted so I thought I would make the most of it 🙂
It was a nice walk, I went 2.3 km (as you may be able to see…) It was the first time I had walked any distance in my new rocks for a while, which all adds to the exercise…albeit only slightly! (it is like wearing 1.5 kg ankle weights on each foot!)
I did encounter some evidence of the recent storms…in the form of one puddle…which as my boots have such thick soles didn’t present me with a problem…it did make the apprehensive looking dog walkers give me a strange look mind you… I also got another strange look from a dog walker later in the walk…maybe because it is winter and I was out walking without a coat for no apparent reason like having a dog… but a) walking keeps you warm 2) walking keeps you fit and c) I had my thermal running base layer on!
The second thing I did yesterday was go for a run…I was attempting to decide between running after work and gymming…As I was getting ready to leave work…the rain started…big splatty get all wet rain, so I was erring on the side of the gym…by the time I actually got down to the car, the world was exceedingly wet, but rain was no longer falling, so I thought I would risk a run. One look at the crowded gym through the window cemented my resolve!
I headed off into the changing rooms to prepare myself, leggings and cropped gym trousers, just in case, thermal base layer, t-shirt and running jacket and a hat…I wasn’t going to get caught out! So dodging the hoards of people heading to the gym, I set out around the park…it was really dark. For some reason it was darker than normal, more cloud maybe or less moon I narrowly avoided running into 2 dog walkers and the hedge a couple of times! THe dark section was so dark that I went the other direction in the second round to stick to the lit bits and then did some wiggles! It was an odd run, it felt hard, my calves hurt I felt slow and like I was struggling, but as it turned out I was quicker (just) and ran more with less walking than the last one :-D. I have to point out that the 17 min run was not quite accurate, I probably stopped to walk during that time twice, but the moves app doesn’t register walks of less then 1 min…so my walks must have been less than 1 minute…I count that as progress 😀 I completed another mission on the Zombies Run app, and I am almost feeling brave enough to turn on the evade mobs feature, which is a real time chase thingie, which basically works as faster interval training I am just slightly worried that my fast isn’t going to be fast enough :-S
All in all a pretty good day 🙂 and I managed to stay dry which was a bonus!
Day 195: Complete 😀
10 thoughts on “Day 195: Dodging the rain”
You have my admiration for running in the cold. Mine will be on a treadmill until the weather warms up — unless I want to spend the next few months sucking on an asthma inhaler for the cough that I develop from running in the cold. 😦
Good job Sam!
Thank you 😀
Treadmills are still beyond me! It wasn’t quite as cold as the one over Christmas, but thankfully I don’t have asthma…I don’t blame you for tread milling it at all!
It’s so weird, I don’t have actual asthma, but a condition called cold-induced asthma. Strangest thing. But if I exert myself out in the cold I develop a horrible cough — one that only inhalers seems to get rid of.
Treadmills are gross, but they do the trick when I can’t run outdoors.
That is a shame, it is sometimes nice to run in the cold…sort of…
Asthma or not — you’d be crazy to run in today’s -20C weather here in Toronto. So gross.
Ahhh yes… Fair point! I typically doesn’t get much below -1 or so here in the day…normally not even that cold!
Count yourself lucky. I’m counting the days til I head back to Vegas. (Jan 15th!)
It is good that we can pretty much run all year round here, as long as we don’t mind getting soggy! Water is not too bat though 🙂
I like the sound of the evade mobs zombie level!!!!
Me too…I am just slightly scared of it!