Thursday, July 8, 2010

Running Progess

So, I wanted to put shots up of my runs from my Nike+ but I can't figure out how...

But Monday I did 2.07 miles in 23:17 minutes. It was not too bad.

Then yesterday I was scheduled for a 3 mile run and it was POURING! There was no way I could run in that with Mostest. Finally around 11pm the rain stopped and by midnight I was out for a run! It was nice because it was cool out and there were very few cars out (I'm so self conscious while running.) I made sure to wear a white shirt just in case I misjudged the amount of light I had left and brought my cell phone.

Some reasons this run was possible:
  • I live in Alaska and it's summer time so it stays light for a long time and barely gets dark period.
  • I live in a small town so the odds of anything happening to me are extremely minimal
  • I have a toddler who loves to stay up late if he can
I must admit, my imagination got the best of me at points. I was frequently looking around to make sure no people were popping out and being shady. I was also watching the tree line because I don't live in town and the running trail is right up against some thick tree/brush areas and I did NOT want to be surprised by a bear or a moose! Which entirely possible!

As I reached the halfway mark I was thinking "What did I get myself into? Am I trying to kill myself?" But I was already 1.5miles away from home so what could I do? Plus I'm super competitive and didn't want 1.5miles of walking to show up on my Nike+ when I got home!

As I neared the last 400meters of my run my thoughts went like this:
Tired Me- Oh my goodness why am I doing this? I am NEVER running again!
Optimistic Me - Shut up, you're almost done anyway!
Tired Me- Yeah but I'm never doing this again!
Optimistic Me - Well tomorrow is a rest day...
Tired Me- But then I'm scheduled for a 4 mile run!!
Optimistic Me- But then you have 2 rest days in a row :)
Tired Me- OK fine :/


I'm proud to say I finished and did 3.07 miles in 35minutes! I'm really glad I did too. However I am completely dreading the 4 mile run tomorrow! There will probably be quite a bit of walking in that one!

The best part... when we got home Mostest had fallen asleep in the stroller, so I took him into the house and laid him in his bed. He woke up as I started peeling off his layers and he looked up at me and said "That was a beautiful run Mommy." And he was not talking about the scenery :) It made me all warm and gushy inside!


  1. Thanks for the comment! I ended up taking a screen shot of the running graph. Depending on what kind of computer you have it usually a combination of a few keys and then it is saved to your desk top. A quick google search will tell you what keys to use.

    Great job on the most recent run!

  2. Thanks! I will give it another try! :)

  3. Good for you finishing the run!

    I can't believe you have enough light out to go run at midnight!!!