Today was another gym day. It was shall we say interesting.
I started by deciding to do a run around the lake that Jason showed me yesterday…It's a great place to run because the lake is populated by Geese, ducks and also Lots of Herons. I love to watch Herons take flight, so I was distracted a bit by them. It helped me to continue chugging along. I ran 3.10 miles with no walking breaks. the first two miles were slow ish but steady. The third was very slow. Unfortunately, just as I did on my last long run, I found myself running over a bridge that I didn't remember. I was LOST again!!!! And not just a little lost, apparently I overshot the turnoff to get back to the club by about a mile. So I ended up walking another mile to find my way back, grrrrrrrr. Disgusted with myself, I eventually found the turn off, and was very embarassingly 20 minutes late for my appointment with the trainer. he was great about it, saying, "Well, you have a really good excuse" Today was upper body day. V. Unpleasant. i just about died, side planks were also involved.
Anyway, I just wonder why I have no sense of direction lately. I am getting a little annoyed that each time I end up going for a run, I get lost and seem to do more. I really need to pay attention. In todays case it was quite difficult because around the lake essentially everything looks the same. The turn off isn't marked, but still I made a special point to look carefully for it when I left it….
And even sadder, I was wearing a GPS Garmin!!! But I had no way to use it because I didn't know what coordinates I was looking for! Insane!!!!
I did a bunch of form drills with weights as well today. While this has not been enjoyable, this little bit of boot camp is probably going to vastly improve my running form and hopefully my times as well…as long as I don't veer off course in a race….and get lost.