The Adventures of Now

exploring the mix of fun, fitness & health…as a diabetic

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{my} running lesson #2

Because that one time you don’t is the time you’ll want them.

I couldn’t tell you how many time I packed my sneakers and workout gear when going away for a weekend and it was left unused. For Memorial Day Weekend I went up to CT for a friends celebration. I’m pretty go with the flow on trips and often leave my return trip open for bus or train travel. So Saturday morning I threw 3 dresses in my bag – one for night, one for travel and one for backup. I looked at my sneakers but her gift won space in my bag. I’m an awkward traveler and was already breaking a sweat packing so chose to keep my bag light.

So come Saturday night I was talked into a softball game (luckily my friend had an extra pair of sneakers that fit) which lead to go-karting (in a dress that afternoon and boating the next day. I did manage to pack a bathing suit since she has a pool.

Full weekend adventures had me returning Monday evening – with my first 3 miles of training to be completed. But I did it and it was even better than expected for being sun-exhausted & dehydrated.

So lesson: I will have sneakers with me anytime I stray from my apartment this summer.

That said I’m quite impressed with myself how I made it all work.

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Run: 5/28

1st training run!!

Goal: 3 miles

Intensity: went faster than expected. Not only did I not have water on me but I had very little to drink that day & had been out in the sun all day.

Path: late night, stuck to the sidewalks and did a loop around my neighborhood

Injuries: hip went for an overall achy-ness – going into the glutes. rebanged up my knee that day. right shin splits (didn’t wear sleeves).