SO BEHIND on blog entries. Seriously, like a dozen drafts sitting here… However, tonight I am WAY too tired to catch up on them properly. But I will tell you I had a fantastic run at the beach today. Just 4 miles — with storm clouds in the distance — and a bit of strength training… just like the training calendar says to do.
Running the boardwalk looks pretty boring from a GPS… back and forth, back and forth — and flat. BUT it has its own obstacles. For one, the wind is in my face in one direction. When its against me on the way out, I know I have a smooth trip back… but vice versa and I know I need to preserve some energy!
There is also a scary vacant parking lot at the end that you must cross to reach the Health Walk 2.0 mile marker. During today’s run, my Nike+, my best running friend ever, told me I hit 2.0 a little before I reached the sign. I thought “Hmmm, should I turn around or finish crossing the scary, desolate lot?”
I finished. And I was so glad I did because I got to cheer for Ron. Who is Ron you ask? I have no idea… but Ron lost 65 lbs walking 325 miles. And he is proud of it. And I AM PROUD OF HIM! That’s a lot of walking… and that’s a lot of lbs…. and that’s one excited Ron! YOU ROCK RON!!!
This was the sign posted on the marker:
Seeing that sign made me smile so much. I love seeing people taking on challenges… and defeating them! It’s motivating!
The boardwalk is such a good run! It’s easy… and there are no hills (sorry Coach Christine)… and it’s only 4 miles… but it recharges me! And sometimes it doesnt matter how far, how fast or high high you run… you just need to love the run!
And as I drove my car out of the parking lot I saw a bolt of lightning hit the ground behind me. Just in time Liz… Just in time!