entering the great outdoors

Today’s run was just pretty fantastic.

Today I ran outside. I went to a nearby park that has a sort of asphalt track. It is longer than a regular track but probably too short to be considered a path.

Not surprisingly, I discovered many challenges that I didn’t have on the treadmill. It was much harder for me to push myself and keep running, as opposed to walking. In fact, I did a fair bit more walking today than yesterday. But it still felt excellent. I felt strong. I was strong.

Today, I ran a total of 3 miles (well, ran/walked) in 39 minutes.

Note: My distance and time is a bit of an approximation, using a regular wristwatch and mapmyrun.com. I do not yet have a GPS or any kind of super-exact tool to measure my numbers. But I will! eventually!