Tonight I ran in the dark for the first time. Like really dark. I had a light, but it wasn’t bright enough.
I was late to the start due to a parent meeting at school. I started several minutes after everyone had taken off on our 1 miles timed run. My coach told me to follow the arrows and I should catch up to the walkers. I suddenly started to wonder if had missed the arrows. I couldn’t see street sign names either. I was scared to the point of calling out the names of my friends I couldn’t see ahead of me, in hopes someone would be there. Finally I saw a flashlight beam ahead and started yelling, FLEET FEET?? FLEET FEET?
We are now officially the No Limits 8K group. Yep, we are wimpin out and just working towards 5 miles.
Thank goodness, because my feet hurt so badly of teaching each day I don’t know how I will go even 5 miles.
Apparently running scared really helps your time. I made it in under 11 minutes trying to catch up with people! It was awesome. Now I know that is slow, however it is an improvement over my 105 degree 13 minute miles this summer.
I start SmartBarre classes tomorrow. I get to relive my old ballet days!