20 minutes was my goal. I did that today, so now it is time to set a new goal.
If I keep working really hard, I just may be able to run a 5k before the end of the month. Plus it would be pretty awesome to run a 5k. And why wait? Plus wouldn’t it be just awesome to be able to complete a 5k?
On the other hand, I don’t know how long it will take me to transition from the treadmill to the road. It’s still pretty warm outside and won’t cool off significantly for another month. If I don’t want to run in the heat, I’ll have to get out of bed EARLY, which will mean going to bed EARLY, which will mean I will have to give up my late night sitcoms. I don’t have a good waist pack for running, so until I get one of those, I’ll have to use a makeshift armband for my mp3 player and cell phone, and I’ll have to carry a water bottle.
On the other hand, it’s supposed to be in the low 70s tomorrow. There’s no time like the present. It would take me at least a couple of weeks before I could get a good waist pack.
Then again maybe I should get some reflective gear and/or a head lamp if I go out before the sun comes up.
Hm. Maybe I need to do some shopping before I head outdoors. I guess tomorrow I will head for the treadmill again. I wonder if I can replicate road conditions on a treadmill, somewhat?