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There is a man that runs around my town all of the time carrying himself with no evidence of being tired. You may see him out at the park r...


Outdoor Running & Temptations

Another beautiful day today. Winter can stay away for good, at least until December - we all like white Christmas'.

I took advantage of the weather and went to the local park and worked out again. My goal, via Twitter (MistrTyler) was to run for 20 minutes non-stop. It was a success! I opened up with some stretching and some walking to warm my body up and then was off. I wore my pedometer on my shoe as usual and from start of walk to end of run was roughly 23 min 45 sec. I took a picture of my watch which says 24:25 (I forgot to stop it because I wanted to take a picture of the water fountain that was not giving me much desired water!).

I also took a picture of my shoe that read 1.64 miles.

To be honest, I didn't map anything out and just started running. It is a lot different with all of the hills but I also attacked those hills -- I actually changed direction to run into a neighborhood that looked hilly. I need to learn how to run on the different surfaces that I don't get with my treadmill. Don't get me wrong...that treadmill has been a life-saver but I won't be running my 5k on the treadmill.

I played tennis again and came out with the win again. We played the best of 7 games. I won the set 4-3. It was a bit tougher playing after the run than yesterday when we played before the run.

I still have some a couple more miles tonight to do but will put some time in between the two different workouts. I'm feeling pretty good.

As for the temptations. Today was another teacher's birthday and they had a counter full of sweets and goodies. Can you guess which snack I had?

Calories: 1943 cal.

: outdoors - 1.64 miles; indoors - 1.44 ; total = 3.08 miles