5 Miles

I am exhausted, folks. I was planning on doing 4.5 miles on Saturday and then a shorter 30 minute run on Sunday.

I woke up Saturday morning to rain. Now, I probably could have gone out later on in between showers, but I wasn’t feeling it and I really wanted to go to a park a couple of miles from my home. It has a running trail that runs along the river.

I prefer running outdoors over running inside. I think I can go so far as to say I hate running inside. I’m sure I’ll have to do it again once the weather gets cold. I’m not much for running in sub zero temperatures. Or even when it’s in the 20s or 30s.

I like to mix things up, too. I was getting a little tired of the same route, even if I do shake it up a little each time.

Anyway, I ended up resting for 2 days because the run on Saturday did not happen.

Today I got the bright idea to take Picasso with me, and then my mom wanted to join in as well. I really was going to just walk but once my mom came along I figured she and Picasso could walk together while I ran.

I did, in fact, walk with them for a good 10 minutes or so. Picasso was being extra chatty. I’m now planning on taking him fishing and tent camping soon. Or, I’ll find someone. I don’t fish so I don’t think I would be much help there. I will come along for the camping, although it would be so much easier if he wanted a cabin.

Eventually, after roping myself into fishing and tent camping at some point in the near future, I took off running.

When I started I thought about only going 3 miles again but I talked myself out of that. “Self, you’ve already ran two shorter runs last week. You’ve gotta get back to the longer runs or you’re never going to want to do them again.” I agreed with myself.

At some point, around the 3rd miles I think, I got the bright idea to push myself and go the extra half mile and just make it a solid 5 mile run today.

I don’t know what the hell I was thinking but I did it. Five glorious miles were ran today along the river. I even managed to play Pokemon while I did it. I know it messes with my time; however, I managed to do a raid, take over some gyms, hatched eggs, and placed Pokemon in gyms that were already blue. Plus, I caught a lot of Pokemon and spun a lot of stops. All while running. More importantly, according to Pokemon Go I managed to walk over 50 km this week so I should be seeing some big rewards tomorrow morning.

Total time out on the trail today was 1 hour, 11 minutes, 37 seconds so I don’t think I lost a lot of time by playing Pokemon Go while I ran. Or as I like to call it- multitasking.

In other good news I am wearing a pair of jeans I bought in November or December of 2017. I can even pull them down without unbuttoning them.

Here’s hoping I have another good weigh in on Friday.

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