I decided to keep my run last night very low pressure. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by everything that I have going on right now (mostly the big scary marathon) so instead of going for a regimented training run with a specific distance, I decided to keep it low key. And I dragged out my Princess Half tech shirt for the occasion.
|Yep, I'm a princess.|
After my weird "Stranger Danger"experience, I made a few changes. First, I left a lot earlier than last time. It was dark, but there was a lot more traffic out and about. I also decided to camp out at the police precinct near my house.
|Feeling a lot more secure with the the police near by!|
My friend, Deb, also suggested I buy a whistle. Not sure why I didn't think of that earlier. Sometimes I'm a dummy.
|Oh great, now I have that Flo Rida song in my head...|
There's a nice park at the precinct, so I basically just jogged, walked and chilled out in the park for an hour. I also did some bridge training for the NYC Marathon.
|What? This doesn't count as bridge training?|
I stumbled upon this Halloween gem. I have to say, the iPhone takes some pretty damn good pictures in low light. I didn't use my flash for any of these because they don't turn out as well with the flash on.
I also had two very intense text conversations happening. One about the presidential debates with Kristy and another with my friend, A, about anything and everything. She's my texting pen pal. I've only met her in person once at the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon, but we talk almost every day via text. It feels like I've known her my whole life!
So last night, I kept myself entertained by jogging along in between texting.
|Yes, this is a typical conversation between us...|
So no, my run last night was not your typical training run. But I'm okay with that because my goal was to get off of my couch and get out of my head for awhile and it worked. I didn't look at my Garmin while I was running, I just wanted to be on my feet roaming around for at least an hour and if that meant doing a little texting and Facebooking while on my run, so be it.
All that really matters is that I wasn't camped out on my couch watching TV. I was out enjoying the fresh air and our finally cooler temperatures.