I started running and I sang and I just knew today's run was going to be good. I was rather slow and was a tad disappointed in myself in my 4-mile run a few days ago. Today, I told myself that I am not going to let anything bother me. I'll just run and be happy. And I ran. The first 0.5 mile was good. Then, my legs felt heavy again. But it was OK. I just kept going.
I pretty much stayed on my usual 6-mile route and veered off a little into a neighborhood at around mile 3 to mile 3.5. I didn't see dogs but I heard them. They sounded like big, dark, burly dogs. Buttercup was slightly intimidated cos' she let off a little whimper. I am still new to the entire "dog world." Trust me, I was deathly scared of dogs a few years ago. Till this day, boyfriend still recounts how I refused to get out of his car when we went to visit with his dad (they have 9 dogs or maybe more). I tried to talk him into getting him to carry me into the house. That didn't work. Remember, I just can't convince people. Haha. I am better now. Still a little scared but not irrationaly scared. I saw Uncle B. clearing his yard and I waved at him. I saw Dr. D. drove down the road and waved at him. It was nice. I waved at quite a few people today. And most motorists were very friendly today.
Check Zoe and her nekkid semi out. She is looking to collect pictures of "nekkid semis" from all the states. Better luck next time. I am sure I will get that Arkansas nekkid semi in my next run.
About the 4th mile, I felt a slight discomfort in my knees (yes, knees). But hey, I am about to finish my run so, what the heck? I trugged along and pretty happily. I definitely felt stronger during the second half of my run than the first 3 miles. There is "spring" in my strides. And talk about a good ponytail day. Even ponytail was dancing and swaying left and right.
Spring is here. I see daffodils blooming and all that cheery yellow blooms just make me happy.
The Data:Mile 1 = 11:58.92
Mile 2 = 12:47.77
Mile 3 =12:13.28
Mile 4 = 11:41.76
Mile 5 =11:25.79
Mile 6 =11:26.30
Total = 6 miles @ 1:11:37 (Average: 11:56/mile).