Hello March!!! Thanks to Casimir Pulaski I had the day off yesterday. It was nice to be off but still not caught up on the things I had to do.
This week’s Tuesday Topic is: What did you think about on your last run? You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
I will write about my thoughts from yesterday’s run. It was my first workout working again with my coach. Even though I was off, I had to be back in time to shower, eat breakfast, and head out by 9am to take my mother to get her vaccine.
I started my run at 7:17 and ran 2.5 miles. It took me 30:29 with an average pace of 12:12. It was definitely faster than I was planning but overall no complaints. I had forgotten to download a 30 minute Peloton workout and didn’t have time to do so and instead listened to music from one of my playlists.
Here is what I thought about on my run:
➡️ This article. I read it on Sunday but obviously I was still upset about it. The Superintendent said “It is not an ideal model, but I think it’s better than doing nothing with our kids.” It is a slap in the face because he has NO idea how hard teachers have been working during the pandemic.
➡️ The snow is melting which is great but now there is so much garbage. Some people are just gross. I saw lots of empty bottles (some with yellow liquid??), plastic bags, masks, etc.
➡️ It’s been over a month since I’ve run on side streets and could not remember if they were this bad. There were so many holes and cracks. I thought for sure I was going to trip and fall again.
➡️ It was colder than I thought. I felt underdressed and wished I would have worn a long sleeve top instead of a short sleeve under my jacket.
➡️ I love songs by The Temptations.
➡️ Are any parents going to contact me asking why I was not logged in today? On Friday the District sent a reminder and I did too but there is always one parent.
➡️ The snow is melting. Why do people still have their stuff for dibs out on the street and sidewalk? The city is supposed to go through the streets picking up leftover items.
➡️ I am hungry. What am I going to eat for breakfast?
➡️ Will I make it back in time for a class with Cody?
So many thoughts in 30 minutes. It isn’t like that for every run. Sometimes I just zone out and listen to music while also paying attention to my breathing and my pace.