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Outdoor Run

A beautiful morning for a run.

It's been four days… four days since my last run.

In fact, the last few days have been a little insane as my carefully crafted schedule has fallen a apart.

But today is a new day, and this morning I got in my twenty first run ini an outdoor with my wife.

Ground Rules

16 05 11My wife has been asking me to run with her in the mornings for a couple of weeks now.

But my last outdoor morning run wasn't a great experience, and with the colder weather I've been sticking to treadmill.

But Spring is definitely here now along with warmer weather, and it's also no longer pitch black out at 5:30 am, so I was running out of reasons not to join her.

However, before I agreed to run with her I had some ground rules that needed too be agreed on.

1. Only running up to 3.5 miles

Last year my wife and I were running six plus miles, but I don't think I quite ready for that yet.

And since my wife is training for a 13 plus mile run, I wanted to be sure we we're only going to run around 3 miles.

2. Stay together

My wife is training to run a half marathon, and I saw no point in running outside with her if I was going to be left in the dust byself (I can do that on the treadmill 😉 )

So I asked that she try to run more my speed, which she said was not going to be a problem.

3. No Hills

Unfortunately I had to give in on this one as we live in the Berkshires which is a hilly area.

But I thought it was worth asking just in case my wife had discovered a secrete route that would allow use to run downhill the entire time, which of course she hadn't.

The Knee

For as sore as my knee still is, it came through the run in great shape.

I'm still not sure if running on a sore knee is helping it heal faster, or just numbing the pain, but I'm happy either way as after four days off I can finally say,

Today's Score: Shawn 1, Couch 0.

Something new: I've decided to start sharing my run stats in each running blog. While they aren't very impressive at this point, I'm hoping over time they will improve:

Today's Stats: Pace 12:33, Time 43m, Dist 3.41, Cal 639, Steps 7004, Elev 80ft

Written by Shawn Tierney, a Fat Man who Runs in hopes of becoming less fat!

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