This morning, I varied my routine. Instead of running at the YMCA track like I did yesterday, I went to Beatty Park. I ran there last month while my family went fishing, but this time, I was on my own. Because I didn't have much time to explore, I started running slowly from my parking space toward the gravel bike path. Since I'm used to running on dirt, I immediately felt the increased adverse pressure on my joints. Not good. So I slowed to a walk until I found a dirt running path, then started running.
As you can see from the RunKeeper graphic, I was all over the place, back and forth finding my way around. It was an interesting diversion so I'm glad I did it. I had to stop before I wanted to because my iPhone battery was almost gone (forgot to charge it last night) and I didn't want to be on a strange path without a phone. After my run, the sun was pretty warm so my sun salutation and stretch was especially satisfying. Here are this morning's stats:
- Weather. 73°F and foggy; I enjoyed watching it slowly lift as the sun came up.
- Location. Colonel Beatty Park, a bit all over
- Distance. 1.51 miles
- Calories. 143
- Start Time. 7:52am
- Run Time. 32:56 minutes
- Average Pace. 21:47 minutes per mile; quite slow because of the hard gravel and not knowing my way around
- Playlist. NPR's morning edition on WFAE.
Condition. I suppose it's good to shake things up now and then, but I don't feel like I got the most out of my run. It was decent though.
Question: Don't you hate it when you forget to charge your phone battery, and have to cut an activity short to maximize safety?