I’ve discovered an incredibly long running/biking trail recently. In the past I would walk from my apartment to the Potomac River. I didn’t know that there was any more until one day last week I started wandering around and walked around a big building and saw a huge park. I walked through it, along the river, for hours. Apparently, it’s not a big secret because there are runners and bikers all over the place. Over the last week I’ve been slowly walking farther and farther. Today I decided to see if I could run it.
I haven’t had too much luck with actual running outside in the past. I think my problem is that I tend to run too fast. I get tired quickly and get discouraged. That pretty much happened today. I started out fast and got tired. I then started walking to catch my breath then started running again. I did this for about 30 minutes until I saw an army guy ahead of me doing a real jog. He was going much slower and it hit me. Slow the hell down!
So I did and things worked out. I turned around on the trail and managed to jog all the way back. It was actually kind of nice. It was probably 15-20 minutes of jogging but it was outside! The view was incredible. I love it out there. I’d like to incorporate runs out there into my fitness routine in the future.