Walk 26: Slow feet, fast feet

It’s been about two weeks since my last walk, so it was perhaps unsurprising that I was a bit sluggish on the walking portion. It was also chilly, though thankfully the wind was not blowing. I wore two layers up top and my stylish running pants for the first time in…quite awhile.

I was not overdressed.

Being a mid-afternoon on a weekday, I was expecting it to be fairly quiet, but there were quite a few people out, perhaps taking advantage of the dry weather before The Rains begin.

Thanks to my world’s tiniest bladder, when I got to the end of Cariboo Place I did not turn around and head back. Rather, I crossed over to Burnaby Lake, grabbed a few pics (praying it would not kill the phone) and used to Jiffy John™. I ended up having to go three separate times while out, which may be a personal record. Did I secretly drink a lot of liquid before heading out? Did the cold make my bladder “nervous”? Who knows. It’s not a personal record I want to beat, at any rate.

The running part went better and the one full km I was able to measure came in at 5:35/km, pretty respectable after two weeks of marginal activity.

Overall it was nice to get back out and I felt somewhat smart by actually dressing for the weather. The phone survived, going from 100% to around 64% by the time I got home (I did not start listening to music until I was headed back and kept it at a low volume. I also closed out all other apps. These are the things you do when your phone battery decides to play dead).

The stats:

Walk 26
Average pace: 8:18/km
Location: Brunette River trail
Distance: 8.87 km
Time: 1:13:41
Weather: Cloudy
Temp: 5ºC
Humidity: 81%
Wind: light to nil
BPM: 131
Weight: 171.6 pounds
Total distance to date: 201.17 km
Devices: Apple Watch Series 5, iPhone 8

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