Accountability: Week Six

(On another midnight (Zombies) RUN!  Hit 5k for the first time; done!  Just have to maintain now.  Look at me go!  ^-^

…now I just need to figure out what to do about the shin splints… OW!)

Zombies RUN!:
  • 5.60 km
  • 50:22 min
  • 8.59 pace
The WRITING:
  • Around 1,100 Words: RP
  • 0 Words: Personal Projects
  • 0 Words: Plotting & Brainstorming
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Accountability: Week Five

(Ordinarily, I go for a midnight run – sometimes it’s a bit before midnight and sometimes a bit after, just depends on the day’s plans and the next day’s wake-up time.  Around midnight, I might see maybe half a dozen cars on the road, at most, and maybe 2 or 3 people out and about as they get home for the night – ordinarily.

Tonight I encountered triple that number, at least.

Most notably, as I began my warm-up walk there were approximately three drunk young men calling after me from the front of their house.  “Where are you going in such a hurry?’ and a bunch of other things I couldn’t clearly understand over the distance, the Zombies Run! Doc, and my running tunes.

Then halfway into my training run, the Doc says, “Alright, Runner 5, there are no more zoms in the area.  You’re clear.”  At that exact moment, I ran past a house on the porch of which a number of drunk individuals were laughing and being raucous, one of the guys leaning over the railing and cat-calling me.  I couldn’t help, but put my hand to my ear, and say aloud, quite out of breath, “You missed a few, Doc, but I can outrun them.”

And I did.  When I turned around to return home, the streets were clear.)

Zombies RUN!:
  • 4.86 km
  • 44:12 min
  • 9.06 pace

The WRITING:

  • Many Words: RP
  • 0 Words: Personal Projects
  • Many, Many Words: Plotting & Brainstorming

Accountability: Week Five

(Most notably this week: I started a new job and have gotten no more than 5 to 6 hours of sleep the past several nights as a result of early morning training days so I’m genuinely surprised I pulled off this run at all, let alone that I managed to keep going through nearly all of the training runs, only pulling up short on the last one.

I can already feel it, though.  Getting into the mid-4km range is KILLING my knees and shins.  Probably that’s a good thing?  Let’s see if I can still manage my second run the night after next, shall we?)

Zombies RUN!:
  • 4.54 km
  • 43:03 min
  • 9.29 pace

The WRITING:

  • Many, Many Words: RP
  • 0 Words: Personal Projects
  • Many, Many Words: Plotting & Brainstorming