I begin my Thursday with Running Commentary Post. For one reason, I never posted on Wednesday, and this way there is an off chance I will make two blog posts today. Additionally, I got back from my run less than an hour ago. IT! COULD! WORK! (That was a quote of Gene Wilder in Young Frankenstein)
I was ready to get up shortly after five. Steven was still blissfully asleep, so it was a good day to start with a run. When I looked out the window at the fog, my mind was made up. I got ready quietly and off I went.
I have been running for several days in a row. I really must go back to keeping a Running Journal so I can keep track of these things. Yesterday I went for a long run up the hill to Herkimer College (previously known as HCCC), so I thought a shorter, easier run would be acceptable.
For most runs, I turn left out of my driveway and head toward German Street. Today for something different, I turned right, going the way I go when I walk to the post office. I went through Meyers Park, another familiar route for me. When we first moved here and I started running again (after several sedentary years and gaining over 30 pounds), I made it a habit to always run through the park. I went on really short runs in those days, but you have to start somewhere.
After the park, I headed toward Main Street. I decided to keep going in roughly that direction till I had run for ten minutes then head home. It would probably take me more than ten minutes to get home, what with following a different route, so that would be a good plan.
The plan worked fine. I went on a couple of streets I don’t often go on (the village is too small for there to be many I’ve NEVER seen). I admired several flower beds and envied a few screened porches. I ran by my beloved Herkimer Historic Four Corners. I ran for 23 minutes. To put that in perspective, I ran 40 minutes yesterday, 33 the day before.
I still don’t have a plan for running my Virtual Boilermaker 15K, but my training seems to be going well. I’m feeling pretty good about it. Now to work on my writing!