Walk 33: The Penance Walk

Before I could give myself time to change my mind I went out today for a walk/run, determined to make at least partial amends for my fatty indulgences of the last few days. As a bonus the weather looked iffy, so I figured crowds would be minimal.

Well, the weather was iffy–rain showers for all but the last 15 minutes or so, when the sun poked out, but there were still crowds, as a lot of people apparently just want to get out and don’t care if they also get wet.

There was one annoying runner ahead of me at one point who kept running right down the middle of the trail, which is bad form. Worse, she kept drifting back and forth, which is terrible form. I originally planned to catch up and pass her but I’m so soft and flabby right now that I just let her go ahead while I caught my breath. Such is my running life at the moment.

I did run a lot more than the previous outing and had no difficulties, other than just my stamina conking out significantly earlier than it normally would. But it’ll get there eventually if I stick with it. Which I plan to do. Honest!


Walk 33
Average pace: 8:18/km
Location: Brunette River trail
Distance: 7.26 km
Time: 1:00:21
Weather: Rain showers
Temp: 11ºC
Humidity: 81%
Wind: light
BPM: 138
Weight: 180 pounds
Total distance to date: 252.61 km
Devices: Apple Watch Series 5, iPhone 12

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