For today's run, I went back to the beautiful trail that runs along Lake Mercer. It's pretty small to be calling it a lake, but pretty nice to say I outdistanced a lake. Here's the out-n-back path I did (if you click the picture, you'll be able to make out the path):
In W9D2 I accomplished my goal of running a 5K without stopping. So, in this run, I just wanted to relax and take it easy. After a few minutes, the legs were feeling good and I ended up chugging along for 36:45. I only went 2.72 miles in that time, so that's 4.44 mph. I went with my heavy shoes today, because they have a lot of support and cushioning in them. And all the joints seemed to be thankful for that. I've come from WAY deep in the couch to undertake this program, so I know my legs need more conditioning, and gentle conditioning to get in truly proper shape.
As with last week, I had obtained the bling before the run, but this time my wife picked it up. She also picked up a little treat for me, since I had done my last Couch to 5K run:
I totally zoned the nip protection today, but was miraculously spared injury. It's kind of nice, on occasion, to get a run in without the melodrama!