When it comes to exercise and diet, I'm not very consistent. For example, I ate a bucket of chicken over the last 24 hours. But, if there is any constant in this year's journey, it is bling. After work I picked up my cool shades. Despite not looking a thing like Jack Nicholson, I know I'm channeling him mentally:
It was fairly miserable out there. And I'd bet a sibling that the humidity was actually in the seventies.
Accordingly, my plan was to take it easy, and not just because the weather. I'm taking a long Memorial Day weekend, and I want to get in a nice long jog during that mini-vacation. So, I want my body and mind to be nice and chipper. Secondly, I got a couple of miles on concrete this past Sunday and a lot of mileage in the past few weeks, so it's time to dial it back. I hope to get to a point where I'm less hobbled between runs and/or at the start of runs.
For the first time since receiving my Garmin, I didn't look at it while I was jogging. I heard it beep every quarter mile, but I didn't look a single time. My thoughts were "take it easy", "keep an external focus", etc.
I did 3.54 miles at a 4.8 mph pace, average heart rate was 140. I'm surprised at how fast my first half mile was, given that I was honestly just being comfy.