Vacationing in Massachusetts this week. I was a little apprehensive about running an unfamiliar route and I do believe it affected my workout. As a new runner, I do have to work on acclimating myself to different routes, etc.
It's much cooler here so I my hands were cold. The wind was blowing in my face. My eyes were teary so I really couldn't see. Then, the sidewalk was pretty narrow. Then there were the dogs. Now, I walked this same route about two years ago when I was here and totally forgot about the dogs behind the invisible fence. I really didn't feel comfortable running by them. What if that fence fails, I thought. So, I stopped and walked until I was out of their sight. I do so again on my way back.
It wasn't a good workout but I'm cutting myself some slack. It was my first experience running away from home. However, while I was running, I thought I need to broaden my horizons because I will be running new and unfamiliar routes/roads during my races. Anyhow, I'll be back out there on Wednesday or Thursday. I will be changing my route. I just don't feel comfortable running by those dogs.
3 months ago