I got on the Tablet thinking I was going to make a whiny Tired Tuesday Post but thought I might try instead for a little Running Commentary. I took a couple of walks yesterday and decided today to just go ahead and run. I thought, I don’t have to run far, I don’t have to run fast, but I am registered for the Boilermaker 15K in Utica, NY this summer. I need to train for that. Additionally, exercise is a well-known and seldom used anti-depressant. It might help.
I went first thing in the morning. Well, second thing. I had coffee first. It was not too cold for February. I put on leggings, long sleeves, a warm headband, and gloves. This would be fine.
And it wasn’t too bad. I told myself 20 minutes would be great but 15 would be enough. I further told myself not to worry if I did a 15-minute mile. Or even slower. The important thing was just to go.
As I often do when I think I might make a Running Commentary Post, I ran by places I know I have pictures of in my Media Library. Of course I love to walk and run by Herkimer’s Historic Four Corners regardless. I am especially fond of the old gravestones surrounding Herkimer Reformed Church. I crossed Main Street and continued on my way.
Eventually I made my way by the former Baptist Church and future home of Herkimer Business and Professional Association.
Soon I was going by the post office.
When I first started running in the village, I made it a rule to always run through Meyers Park. Sometimes I run around it, as I did today.
I ended up running for 22 minutes, making a mile in under 14 minutes, so I felt fairly pleased with myself. Alas, the anti-depressant effect was short-lived. Perhaps if I continue to run on a regular basis and for longer periods of time it would help. In the meantime, I guess I will just feel that way until I do not feel that way any more.