Saturday, June 5, 2010
An hour later I happened to check the weather report, rain storms are coming; two hours away the weather genius said. My mind is doing weird things these days. Instead of cashing in a "rainy day" excuse & popping a movie into the machine and settle in for the day, no I didn't do that; instead I looked at my watch. Two hours, that's plenty of time to go for a walk to the park and back; my usual 2 mile neighborhood loop.
So outside I go, I look up, yep dark rain clouds are lurking. Without delay off I go. This 2 mile loop usually takes me 38 to 39 minutes to complete. Not today, 37:27 minutes later I am back home. Cool, a new PR for me on that loop!
I look up, yep same rain clouds still lurking; yet they don't seem any closer or angrier. Without realizing what I am doing, clearing some healthy-alien has taken up residence in me; off I go for another session on the same loop. What am I thinking? This is going to be like a 2 mile stroll at cool down pace after the first two mile walk at exercise pace, right healthy-alien? Wrong, 37:26 minutes later I am back home. Way-Cool, another new PR for me; two in one day :-)
Oh, and it's now about 2 hours past the time the weather genius said brace for storms; D'Oh !
The pic above is me in the middle of that 4th mile of the day. I was hurting but the expression on my face doesn't appear as pained as I felt. Probably because I was trying to snap the photo without dropping my phone. Oh, and don't you just want that hat? It is an Indiana Jones hat and the best hat I have ever owned.
Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!