We, once again, had unseasonably wonderful weather today - and I was able to do my first official half-marathon training workout in the SUNSHINE. I started out with a jacket, but shortly converted to short sleeves. I know those days are few and far between.
I've been finding it harder and harder to work out in the afternoons - with the weather not so lovely and it getting dark earlier. But, I have a plan! I just started a new job (same company, just a promotion) - and really need to work some different hours - staying a bit later in the afternoons. SO, since I work in lovely downtown Portland, Oregon, I'm going to make the most of our waterfront, and I'll be taking longer lunches to make use of the opportunities downtown. Even in the wicked Northwest rainfall, it has to be one of the loveliest places to get some fresh air.
One thing I decided is that with the whole "keep Portland weird" mentality - I won't be the strangest thing out there...whether walking, running, skipping, jumping - or whatever the day's workout brings.
For the most part, I'm still walking. My pace is picking up, though - and I'm starting to add a block of running here and there, regularly, not to mention my FARTLEK sessions! I'm being more diligent about icing after the workouts, and am back to regular acupuncture sessions to help abate any pain.
I have a plan - and that plan includes running most, if not all, of the RnR in May. If it looks like that is going to happen, I think I'll put my name in the hat for the SF Nike Women's half for the fall. (I believe it's a lottery to get in - but SO worth it if your name is drawn!)
Stay tuned...I'm going to have a RUN report before you know it. And, you know I'm living my fit dreams! :)