First Group Run

Today was my first group run ever.  I was so nervous about what to expect that I didn’t get to sleep until around 11:00 last night.  And then up at 6 this morning.  And of course, I tossed and turned, and my leg tried to cramp up on me.

We met at my favorite trail, and I met a whole bunch of people, and I only remember three names.  lol  We had water at 1 mile and 2 miles, which was the turnaround point.  My ankles always bother me for about the first mile or so.  I had compression sleeves on, and that seemed to help a bit.

Silly me, I thought a group run meant we would run together.  Nope.  I didn’t even bring my earbuds.  Most everyone else took off.  There was a girl who looked like she was struggling at the same pace I go, so I tried to run with her.  She’s 6’2″ and a (non-practicing) lawyer.  She was going to turn around at a mile, but I kept pushing her to go just a bit further.  We ended up running the whole thing, even if it was a bit slower than I wanted to go.

When I got home, I realized I had a heat rash, got a really quick shower, ate a really quick breakfast, and went to church.  After church and lunch and an episode of Merlin, I fell asleep.  I’m not really sure how long my nap was, but I woke up around 7 pm.

And now, I’m trying to decide if I want to rest tomorrow, or bike around the neighborhood.  I don’t know.

All in all, it was a good day.
Hugs,
Melinda

Days without soda: 9
Bike Miles:  16.08
Running Miles: 6.44

56 days left!

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