Monday, January 03, 2011

2011 in 2011: Day Two

The battery on my phone died, so my plan to get up at 6 AM was a miserable failure. Hopefully tomorrow goes better. My feet were a little sore when I finally got up. I'm hoping it's because I was wearing a new pair of shoes and not because of some debilitating foot bone wasting disease.

I didn't go for a run when I woke, or after breakfast, or around lunch time, or in the early afternoon. I waited until the late afternoon, after I had done several hours of work. And since I worked from home today, I did a load of laundry, too.

I ran the same loop I ran last night and the run went pretty much the same way. In the first mile I was wondering if this was going to be the day that I ran the loop twice, but in the last half mile my only hope was that my lungs wouldn't collapse before I got back to the house. Or maybe it was my kidneys. In the home stretch the lower part of my back had a dull pinching that didn't really hurt, but didn't really feel all that great, either.

After I got back and stretched out, I plopped myself in front of the computer and updated my campaign plan. I also mapped out my loop on Google Earth and found that it wasn't long enough. I thought I was running 3 miles, but my course ended at 2.75 miles.

golf course run
That puts me about 1/2 mile behind on my goal to date, plus I think I can handle a slightly longer run, so I mapped out this new loop. This new loop, let's call it the Fat Boy Flit, is 3.5 miles. I'll tackle this tomorrow at 6 AM, alarm clock depending.

So I ran 2.75 miles today, bringing my total miles logged for 2011 to 5.5. With 362 days left in the year, I have 2005.5 miles to go before I reach my goal of running 2011 miles in 2011.

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