Sunday, July 18, 2010

Does anybody feel this way?

I feel excellent!!!!

The last 9 weeks, I have been running with a C25K podcast. It had cheesy techno music, but a voice to tell me when to run and walk, and I did like it. However, I have since graduated from Couch to 5k (yippie!!), and this morning I made a playlist (for the first time, ever) to go running!!
Let's just say it included lots of Alien Ant Farm, Apex Theory, and DREDG.
I decided that I wanted to see how fast I could run the mile without stopping.
Beginning at Mile marker 7 on the Pinellas Trail, I took off, and immediately, "The Canyon Behind her" started to play, which is one of my all-time favorite Dredg songs. I swear, it made me so much faster than I would have been without it.

MILE 1--9:38

That is so fast for me!! I never thought I could run a mile in under 10 minutes, especially with the heat, but this morning I felt so free with my music. I just ran and sang along, which also helped to control my breathing.
I wanted to run a 5k, but I don't have a Garmin or anything to tell me exactly how far I am going, just mile markers. I estimated it was probably 2.5 miles, and my final time was 25:38:)

The Lowry Park Zoo is $5 today, and that is where I'll be later this afternoon.

Lately, I've been daydreaming about the Fall. Casually looking for photos to depict an Autumn day. Sometimes, I sit on my couch and become entranced while looking through my sliding glass door...if the sun is shining a certain way, I can almost convince myself that it's Fall; that the leaves are turning hues of orange and red, and the air is crisp...tricker treaters.

I often wonder how come I feel so alive during a time when everything is dying?


Kelly said...

I've been dreaming about fall too! It is the greatest season ever :)

Congrats on your fast run!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on breaking 10 minutes for your mile!

Lowry Park is so much fun! I forgot that you're a Central FLA gal too! With this weather we're having, I know exactly why you're dreaming about fall!

Sarabeth aka Sarita said...

congrats on your 10 min mile-that is amazing and i hope to be there some day too-i as well am in love with the Fall weather :)

have a great week!

Robert said...

I love the Fall. My favorite time of year.

And great job on finishing the C25K program. We start Week 5 today! :)