Yesterday I skipped the gym and took my run outdoors. Once a week I briefly turn into a dance mom giving me an hour of solo time. The gym is near the dance studio but I lose time in the car and then there is the stress of finding an empty treadmill and then rushing back before class ends. Rather than race around, I decided why not give the path near the studio a try. And so I did. I hit a few snags--neither app I use would sync up to GPS so I did most of my run blind. I had no idea how far I'd run or at what pace. And when the GPS did start working, the pace wasn't accurate because of the time elapsed. Note to self: check distances before setting out. I turned around at what ended up being about a mile because it felt like I'd gone a long distance. I did enjoy the change in scenery but the constant hum of road noise meant I had to turn up my music a bit louder and as I was running with the road to my right and mostly undeveloped land to my left, I was nervous. The parts that were developed were housing developments with lots of cars turning in during rush hour.
|Post run selfie|
I'd like to run it again for the goal of running the full distance (about 4 miles total) and while it was nice to run off the treadmill, the cars and wooded areas make me uneasy. I can't seem to get into a running zone when I'm constantly checking my surroundings.