So far, so good.  It seems this week has actually been a little easier; I’m not as winded and I’ve actually gone a bit further than I did last week.

Here are a few things I’ve learned so far:

*Just do it.  Really.  Don’t think too much about it or you’ll figure out a reason not to do it.

*Eat a little something before you head out.  I went out one day and hadn’t eaten in a while and it was a tough day.  So now, I have some nuts or banana and peanut butter with juice first…makes all the difference in the world!

*Even when it’s cold out, you don’t need as many clothes as you think you do.  Once you start running you’ll warm up rather quickly.  It’s kinda weird to sweat like a mule in 30 degree weather!

*When it is cold and windy, wear something around your nose and mouth to warm the air.  This was a big help to me running in 34 degree weather this week.

*Slow and steady wins the race.  Don’t worry about speed right now; just concentrate on reaching your finish line.

*Although the husband and I run together, he’s faster and therefore runs ahead of me, so I can still listen to music without disturbing him.  For the times I have listened to music, it seemed to pass the time away quicker and I can run to the beat of the song playing.  On the other hand, I’ve also ran just listening to the sound of my feet on the gravel…this has also helped me to stay focused and stay in rhythm so to speak.

*Run with a friend.  For the most part we do run together, but there have been a couple of days when he worked late and I ran by myself.  I didn’t seem to run as far and I also tired easier.  I suppose the competitor in me didn’t have anyone to ‘compete’ with, so I bailed out quicker.

That’s it for now!  I’d love to hear from you!

It’s a good thing I don’t embarrass easily!

Okay now that I think about it and stare at this picture more, maybe I should be!

Husband was rather amused that my glasses kept fogging up!

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