Two Almosts

I almost bailed on my run plan today. I definitely considered it. Not running is so much easier than running, especially since my legs are sore from Saturday’s impromptu dash. But I (begrudgingly) rolled out of the office around 1130 much later than usual, and headed over to change.

I almost ran outside today. Out of the wind it would have been a tad chilly, but nothing the run wouldn’t handle itself. But in the wind, it was much colder and I opted for the trudgemill. It wasn’t anything to write about: Just a 2-mile slog — I’m in remedial jail, basically. But it won’t be long before it’ll be warm enough to run outside.

Today’s Stats:
2 miles
26:40 m:s
13:20 avg. pace


Refamiliarising Myself with the Pain

Look who’s back! Your favorite(?) fat ass is back to pounding the pavement.

Yeah, I’ve been lazy the last few weeks. But for some reason this afternoon (maybe it was the sunlight) I felt like getting out for a run. I was under no false impression: I was only planning to do 2 miles. That’s my official minimum to count as a run, by the way. Everywhere from my apartment is downhill, so starting out was fine; but the drawback to that is that everywhere from my run is uphill. And I made it most of the way up the hill before Newton’s Laws took over and inertia dragged me to a panting, sweating, red-faced walk. It wasn’t pretty.

But I got a run in. Sort of.

Today’s Stats:
2.31 miles
28:52 m:s
12:28 avg pace

March 2019 — Nielson Challenge Result

Last night a partially-frozen mist was falling from the sky over Colorado Springs, and I woke this morning to a foggy view out my window. My heart wasn’t really in today’s Nielson Challenge beforehand; but I enjoyed it more than I expected.

My daughter has a solo and ensemble competition this morning, so I’m off to that.

Today’s Stats:
2 miles
21:52.540 m:s.hhh

Missing Inaction

Yeah, yeah… I’ve been slacking. And even though I begrudgingly hit the trudgemill this morning, I really only did the minimum. Some of that was a hard-stop time constraint… but some of it was just letting myself slack off a little more.

Though I only did two miles, I did do them relatively quickly (not really), and at an elevated incline percentage. Gotta get back into the groove.

Today’s Stats:
2 miles
23:39 m:s
11:22 avg. pace

2019 Run to the Shrine

Hello, Everyone.

Thanks for following along; I really appreciate it. I’m not usually all that good at doing donation-type messages because I really can’t help out all the causes people have. So I understand if you are unable to donate to the Zoo. I appreciate that CMZ isn’t funded by tax dollars, which adds value to our membership — at least in my mind.

Here’s some of the boilerplate stuff they sent:

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a non-profit organization and one of only a handful of American zoos that receives no tax support. Your donation will support breeding of endangered species, care and enrichment of Zoo animals, conservation programs around the world and education programs to foster a love of wildlife.

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