Over the last couple of years I’ve run a few ‘turkey trots’ but this year I decided not to. We recently lost my father-in-law and my mood has been a bit low, especially now with the holidays upon us.
Rather than forego running all together I decided to hit up Anytime Fitness yesterday morning and put in a few miles – at least I wouldn’t feel so bad about eating all that food later on. I was surprised the place wasn’t packed, there were only two other runners and a handful of folks doing other workouts.
I wanted to at least put in 3 miles and I had the bright idea to see how long I could run without a walk break. I figured I could go longer if I went a little slower so after a 5 minute warm up walk, I pushed the speed up to 4.6 which is about 13 min/mile. I ran for a full mile before slowing down for a 2 minute walk break. Wow, that didn’t feel too bad…I decided to do it again. At the 2 mile mark I slowed for 2 minutes and then finished the last .88 running. I was watching TV while I ran and I wanted to finish the show so I had an extended cool down walk.
I’m so glad I put in a few miles because I ate way too much for dinner – and of course I had to have dessert!!
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!!