Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Enjoying some outdoor runs again..

It is finally fall here in Florida, and I could not be happier! Last night, we had temps in the mid 40's, and tonight we're going down to the low 40's. Highs for today and tomorrow are in the 60's, which to me is just perfect for this time of year!

On Sunday morning, I went for my first outdoor run in quite a while, and it was spectacular. The temp was in the upper 50's, which is pretty much perfect for running, in my book. It felt great to be able to run off the treadmill for a change, and I look forward to many outdoor runs in the coming months. Today after I dropped Ava off at school, I decided to go for a run, even though it was about 48 degrees, but they said it felt about 44 with the wind chill (it was pretty windy out there). It was good, but not quite as great as Sunday's run. Only got in about 3 miles, but I came home and mowed the lawn, so I figure, that was still sort of exercising, right?

I have decided to do a 10K race in a couple of weeks. It's a really nice course, and the $25 cost is right up my alley. This will be my first race since the half marathon I did last December, that's a long time between races! I don't have many goals, I really never have goals going into races. If I finish under an hour, I'll be happy. I don't see why I shouldn't finish in that time, but you never know.

I'm starting to consider getting a Garmin. I have always been interested in getting one, but lately I feel like I really want one. Just starting the search, as I don't know a lot about them. I have heard that the 305 is good, any Garmin users out there have any suggestions?


Jess said...

It's glorious out, isn't it?

J~Mom said...

205 if you don't want a hr monitor, 305 if you do. Those are the two I would buy if I were buying today. I love my 301 but you can get the 305 for the same price now.

Jenna said...

I would love to be able to run like you do! You are such a motivation for me to work out!