Learning to Run – Week 8 – Speedwalk Session 1 & 2 – Life and Relief!

Hello Chickies!
Bet you thought I fell off the face of the earth, didn’t you?  No such luck – I’ve just been up to my eyeballs with life.  I’m still at it with the speedwalking – First training on Tuesday evening at the Y, and the second one yesterday at lunchtime.  Yeah, I KNOW there’s supposed to be a rest day inbetween, but I just couldn’t resist the temptation of cooler temperatures.  More details below…
We’ve successfully released our oldest child into the wild.  She’s off on her college adventure, and the rest of the family is feeling pretty sad this week, especially Mom and Teen Son#2.  He’s been slipping into her room and sleeping in her bed. I did really well on move-into-the-dorm day; didn’t shed a single tear.  I was afraid that if I did, it would collapse the entire family into a slobbering mess and nothing would get done that day.  I only lost it last night when I set five plates on the dinner table instead of six.  Her chair looks so empty!
Relief?  This blessing came in the form of a cold front, knocking us out of those relentless 100+ degree days!  27 days in a row of temperatures in the hundreds and heat indices in the hundred-teens.  Yesterday the high was 82.  What did I do to celebrate?  Hit the pavement at lunchtime and worked on my speed for the 5K. Made it in 47 minutes, including warmup and cooldown.  It was glorious to be outside!
I’m also down another pound.  Keep up the good work, friends!


2 thoughts on “Learning to Run – Week 8 – Speedwalk Session 1 & 2 – Life and Relief!

  1. Good work! I know what you mean about missing your daughter when she went off to college. I've had some blue days with moving away from all of my kids! I went out this morning and there was a teeny bit of freshness in the air. It was so nice. Maybe it's always there; I admit to being something short of a lark.

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