I`d a very pleasant surprise tonight. Well, two actually.
First of all Teen Girl actually asked to go running. How good is that, eh? Damned if I`d ever have asked my mother at her age. And, for two reasons: one, it just wasn`t the `thing`in those days for mothers to be seen running, and two, damned if I`d be begging anyone to run anywhere, anyway.
The next surprise came within the run itself. Teen girl likes to take her time. And I am literally with her in all of that. She`s a calmer individual than I am. She won`t beat herself up any time soon on just how fast her last run was, she`ll just run at a gentle pace and stop if the going just gets a little too tough. I can see that method is really working for her. Her times and distance have increased-without her even noticing that-and she`s not all worn out from the sheer effort.
Granted, she`s a teen and not an oldie. Still, there`s a lesson in there somewhere.
But yes, the run… Well, we did three miles. Pain Less Ly. We actually thought we`d run about a mile, checked Runkeeper and Oh my 1.5 done! We`d already planned on doing another loop and did just that. And it was extremely pleasant.
Janathon mileage now stands at the forty. I may be missing a 1/2 km in there somewhere. But, since I`m at the bottom of the Janathon pack in terms of mileage(oh, and speed and form, I`m pretty sure) you won`t mind if I round things up, will you?
Oh, and more good news…
I`ve finally surrendered to the might of the Garmin Gremlins. I`ve tried everything to resurrect the darn thing including hard reset, soft reset, tweaking with all the buttons, letting it charge up and down and retweaking all over again. Got through to the support crowd today and they`re replacing it For a fee, of course, since it`s out of warranty. But at least it will be done.
So yeah, Janathon Day 24 done and I`m seeing a little progress.