I thought I would attempt a Running Commentary Post in lieu of the threatened Wuss-out Wednesday. For one reason, I ran. As regular readers know, what I do is called running only by the most generous definition of the term. Then again, generosity is an admirable quality, most of the time.
I was a little later getting started than my usual after-work runs, because my husband, Steve, and I had to drop my car off to be inspected (luckily for me, they are not inspecting it for lack of clutter, but I digress). However, I did not talk myself out of it but put on running gear and set out.
And right away could not make up my mind of where to go. I started to turn right onto German Street but saw a group of pedestrians ahead so turned around and headed left. This set me up for my old faithful weekday run: down German to Caroline Street, then across Park Avenue (ooh!) to Margaret, up Margaret back to German, down Henry, and eventually back home.
When I got to Caroline, I changed things up by crossing the street and continuing on German. I don’t usually do that, because it tends to be a busy intersection. I don’t imagine anybody would hit me, but I like to give myself every advantage.
It was not bad weather for a run, but I found it much more pleasant in the shade. After hooking around German Street near the high school, I chose which streets and which side of the street based on where the shade was. I had it in my head to run for 20 minutes. I am up to 33 on my weekend runs but have only managed 17 during the week. You see, I am building myself back up slowly and gently.
I managed 20 minutes without too much trouble, which makes me feel encouraged about future runs. I might be ready for a 5K by September, if one comes my way. Dare I dream of the Utica Boilermaker 15K in 2023? It’s a possibility!
In the meantime, I am over 300 words and am making my Wednesday blog post ON Wednesday! I feel inordinately pleased with myself.