This morning was our Saturday morning Genesis Running Group. It was a cloudy, overcast 59/60 degree day, it looked like a threat of ran at any moment. And at the practice site they were setting up for this big barbecue tasting that will taking place later this morning so it smelled great! Our regular coach John was out of town today so Matt filled in. The group looked a little smaller today but those of us who were there were ready to go. After instruction on proper breathing, Matt gave the grads (me) our instructions which as a 30 minute run 15 minutes out and 15 back. Then gave the beginners there instructions.
So myself and Rich, who I’ve know for years through work and was in the program last year and Chris who was also in the program last year, headed down the boulevard together. I was admittedly nervous given my last time out and I had been to the doctor an she told me my blood pressure was low. Mine typically runs low but this time it was much lower like 80/59, which could have been why it felt like my body was fighting the last time. So we headed out for our 30 minutes. I felt good, pace was good, actually it was better than I thought according to my Garmin Vivofit. Before I knew it 15 minutes had passed I and was doing fine. I was keeping up with the fellas and my breathing was good, my body was cooperating. The turn around our pace continued to pretty good, I was a little bit behind the boys but not too far, still in good shape. It started to rain just a little but no matter all was well, I was back in stride. I felt good and we were almost back at our starting point. By the time we got back the rain had stopped and we had completed 3.41 miles.
So today was much better than the last time I was out..and I’m so glad about that! 🏃🏾