Happy Miles to You!!
Happy Miles to You!!
Hello happy readers! Rain has the power to renew. Take the dirtiest of days, give it a good rain storm, and the result is a feeling of invigorating renewal. The landscape looks and smells refreshed. This weekend was a wet one in the D.C. area and the temperatures were somewhat mild. I wasn’t going to let something like a little water stop me especially when I feel there are demons that need to be exercised. Running in the rain is the perfect medicine.
I made it to the trail around 0830 on Saturday and it was about 52 degrees and raining moderately hard. There is always a moment of self-induced suck, while sitting in the car telling myself, yeah you can turn off the engine now and step outside. The water is fine! I make sure I have everything, scarf, gloves, and music….check. Open the door and get hit with a blast of cool (not cold) water pelting my face. Either way, I’m sure everyone has experienced leaving a nice warm car, only to be accosted by cold temps. A shock to the body for sure…add rain ~ yeah not the best feeling in the world. But, I needed to make a concerted effort to get outside when I can…even if it’s raining.
Believe it or not, it wasn’t that bad. You could make the argument if it were colder….obviously it would be snowing, but 52 wasn’t too bad a deal. My biggest threat were decaying leaves and wet pavement. I wanted to hit three non-stop and walk three back. Even with the weather the pace was decent:
10:25 pace with side-stepping leaves and puddles of water. I felt good on the run and ran a straight three then walked three back for a total of 6.02.
I did stop to take pictures on the way….
This weeks miles were bella totaling 63.09! On Sunday I road 15 then, in the rain again, I walked two.
Indoor bike – 55.06
Running – 3.02
Walking – 5.01
This 51-year-old body is feeling strong. I have completed 5943.53 with 5371.47 gratefully remaining. I hope this post finds you slaying those demons that disrupt and keep you from living the life you were meant to live. Just remember it’s never too late to learn to fly….. Happy Miles to You!!
Happy Sunday everyone! As I run through my calculations of miles completed it’s always a pleasure to see the “miles remaining” is less than the “miles completed”. Although the journey is still a long one and there are plenty of adventures to be had, it is positive.
I have an Instagram friend, Dr. Linda Sinnott, who went on a big life transformation to loss weight. It’s funny because she and I are very similar; both in our 50s, yoga instructors and love fitness. She worked out for 365 days straight, making a commitment to herself to live healthier. It’s been fun watching her progress. As with anything that is worth fighting for, you have to make a commitment and work at your goal. You have to be consistent. Make an effort to be present and show up for whatever it is you are attempting. Some days the results are pretty and other days just butt ugly. Eventually, the effort will pay off…at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
I decided to take a page out of her play book and complete some miles every day. I was in the gym some days and then decided to time myself on Saturday with a two-mile run. I have been continuing with strength and endurance training with hopes of getting a better pace during the winter months. Happy to report:
Not too bad if I do say so..lol. I walked a mile after then ran a final mile for a total of 4 miles on Saturday. The week was a good one. I rode the indoor bike 10.5 (11 on one day) each day with the exception of 5 miles on Friday for a total of 62 miles for the week. I love the morning when the sun is just up on the trail.
I have completed 5880.44 with 5434.56 miles gratefully remaining. I’m still tracking, still working and still earning every mile. I hope this post finds you in a great state of mind; present, full of hope and still tracking. Happy Miles to You!!
This song came on for the second mile on Saturday and is great for the pace….
I hope everyone’s Monday is starting off with a bang. Not literally, but you get my drift.
I like this one….a lot. Happy Miles to You!!
Happy Sunday Everyone! Where has 2018 gone!!!!
I can’t believe the year is almost over. I think the virtual snow will start to fall on my blog now. Hmmm, I’ll have to check that out. Just a short update this week. Nothing of substance to report. I have been focusing on my cycling a bit more until the year’s end. The weather here in DC has been cold then warm then cold again. I am getting over my cold I literally got on Thanksgiving Day. It has been a good 8 days and I have just the remnants of a small cough remaining. I’m still acclimating and getting over the asthma I developed while living in Arizona. It’s been hard, but I’m beating it or maybe it’s becoming more tolerable.
This weeks training focused on indoor cycling. I was hoping to get out on Saturday to do some cycling but it was a little too wet and I decided to do a little run instead. I was opting for 3 since I was just getting over my cold, but ended up doing a cool 4 at a 11:00 pace. Slowly chipping away at that pace time. And yes I paid for it with about 5 minutes of hacking afterwards. I felt like I coughed up a lung. Awe well, that’s why I have two.
I ended the week with 45.62 miles with 5496.56 miles gratefully remaining. I hope this post finds you with joy and peace in your heart. Happy Miles to you!!
This song is most appropriate for my trials and tribulations as it pertains to my asthma….
I can remember the first taste I had of the Army. My roommates Laura and Carol had invited me on a weekend survival trip with the USCA Army ROTC at Fort Gordon, GA. It was a good diversion from the weekend studying I had planned.
The weekend was full of road marches, survival tips and my favorite land navigation (not!). The rest as they say, is history. I was hooked. So much so, the following week I enrolled in Army ROTC and two years later I was commissioned as an Officer in the US Army. I served in Somalia, Panama and South Korea. I have seen the best and the worst humanity has to offer, but I wouldn’t change that experience one bit. I have extreme gratitude to have served our great country as a female solider. It is so great to see how far women have come in all of the forces. We make the circle whole.
Tom morrow I will be participating in my first run in the DC area ~ the Veteran’s Day 10k & 2 mile walk. The proceeds will go to the local chapter of Team Red, White and Blue. I picked up my packet today:
The shirt is super sweet because it has long sleeves. I’m almost tempted to wear it tomorrow, but alas that is a running faux pas. It’s going to be cold tomorrow, so I purchased some Brooks™ running gloves. We’ll see how warm they keep me. Happy Miles to You!!
I’ll be honest, I never really heard of Rumi up until a couple of years ago. I just happened to be in a bookstore and picked up a collection of his sayings. They are simple and to the point, so I thought I would share. So often we look for advice in others that aren’t walking the same path as you. Learn to listen to your inner self and know that your path is just as great and meaningful as someone else’s path. Find those that are on the same path. Happy Miles to You!!
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