Anybody who knows me well – and/or who has been reading here for a while – will totally recognize how unbelievable it is that I ran 3 straight miles:

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I know I have complained here each and every time I tried and failed at C25K. I’ve said (many times) that I hate running. I probably completely swore it off at some point. The spontaneous decision to sign up for the training program (to give myself some pressure and accountability) has apparently paid off well because I truly feel very differently now that I’m improving and accomplishing something.

I am not dramatically exaggerating (much) when I say that I was terrified to try the 3 consecutive miles on Saturday. I’ve done them separately, but I’d never even run 2 in a row when I tried this.

I had to miss the morning group run Saturday morning because we had an early vet appointment, so I talked myself out of doing it until almost noon. I kept telling myself I’d do it later – until I realized I was dwelling on it and ruining my day – so I walked to the track and did it.

Part of my problem was that Friday’s effort (4 min run/1 min walk) sucked – despite having done it before. We went to a park/greenway we’d never been to and I hated it. It was hilly – to me. Jon didn’t seem to be affected by the small hills at all, but I might as well have been trying to run up a mountain each time. It was just HARD – and I had walk breaks. I really couldn’t imagine doing 3 straight miles.

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Realistically, I think it was easier – mentally – to do the 3 straight miles. The walk breaks mess me up because I focus so much on time.

Also, I really like flat tracks.

(3 MILES!)
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Jon spent some time prepping for the week (with his Big Green Egg) on Saturday.

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He had some other plans to make a few other things ahead of time, but we wound up feeling pretty lazy on Sunday. We went downtown and had a fairly carb heavy lunch, so we took a small walk to wear off some of the haze.

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Somehow – during the walk – we decided to spend the rest of the day in that same haze.

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I took an hour long nap while we watched tv, skipped dinner and am now amazed that the second half of yesterday seems to have happened in a complete fog. That’s the first beer purchased since before Jan 1, so I imagine Jon feels the same.
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We had a follow-up with the vet regarding the cataract.

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Henry can’t see out of one eye, of course, but the vet recommended that we wait until he develops a cataract in the other eye before doing the surgery. They don’t generally pursue surgery (if there’s no pain) until quality of life is affected (i.e., complete blindness).

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He seems to be fine, so we’ll wait and see. I just can’t believe my sweet boy has a condition caused by the AGING PROCESS.

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