This week we met 30 minutes earlier than the past two weeks (6:30am rather than 7:00am). I know to some 30 minutes would not have made much of a difference, but I am not a morning person (never have been, and I am ok with that), this 30 minute time change haunted me since I got the e-mail confirming our time for this week. I really contemplated not showing up, but I made a commitment, and for as much as I am not a morning person, I am one who follows through with her commitments.
So 5:45am came VERY early this morning, and with hubby's help (even after snapping at him for reminding me I had to be there at 6:30am ~ sorry honey) I was able to get out of the house on time.
Once again, I was NOT greeted with a beautiful sunrise like week 1, instead the moon was still out (confirming this was waaaaaaay too early).
|Moon peeking out from behind apartment building|
|...I still saw the moon!|
This weeks run was 30 minutes, 15 minutes out / 15 minutes back; with a goal for a negative split (something I definitely need to work on). Because of the Palm Beach Boat Show our usual route was blocked off, so we had to start from a different point, but at 6:45 am we hit our start buttons and we were off. In hindsight I realize I started "too fast" (too fast is relative when you are as slow as I am to begin with), but I had high hopes for the negative split. I am feeling much better over all with the training and I am confident that with the four and a half weeks remaining I will make it up to my goal of running (no walking) the upcoming 5K.
I am really enjoying these Saturday morning group runs. They're not going to convert me to becoming a morning person, but for now I am a Saturday Morning person (maybe I will continue that even after the event takes place, or maybe I will just go back to enjoying sleeping in). I am especially enjoying the views, this time they came in the 2nd half of the run.
|Going over the bridge into Palm Beach Island|
|We were on the tail end when I got to stop and take this one|
(hmm, maybe this is way it takes me longer to get back, LOL)
Have a great Saturday!