Through my head, a live look at my run
Last night I ran five miles up the Santa Ana River towards Angel Stadium. Here is a live look at my journey.
Starting off the run at about 7:45 p.m:
- My tempo is upbeat, and I am fully energized.
- The weather is perfect – a cool comfortable breeze provides a pleasant atmosphere. I gaze at the stars, occasionally.
- The surroundings at night are hard to visualize, but my other senses guide me.
- The time for my first mile is 7 minutes and 19 seconds.
My second mile:
- My mind starts to wander. I think about school and the untimely crash of my computer. The running seems to help deal with the stress from the situation – I have three tests coming up next week, and all my notes are stored in my computer.
- I formulate ideas on how to overcome the situation. First I need a backup copy of my hard drive. Second, I need another computer. Third, I need to cancel all my plans. I try to stay positive.
- My heavy breathing begins to hasten.
- The cool air chills the sweat dripping down my neck, leaving my body feeling good.
- I proceed through dark street underpasses, which quickens my steady pace.
- I pass my second mile at 14 minutes and 22 seconds.
The third mile:
- I’m on my way back, reaching my half-way point with a clear view of Angel stadium. The baseball field illuminates the night sky, erasing the stars yet providing a new spectacular view.
- My breathing is deep, and my mind still wanders, trying to forget about any pain my lungs and legs endure.
- I begin this mile with a steady pace, though at about half way I decide to speed up the tempo. Or at least I felt like I was moving faster.
- I could visually see the ‘Circle K’ lights – this is a sign that I am about to reach the end of my run. The ‘Circle K’ is a little more than a mile away from me at this point.
- I finish the third mile at 22 minutes and … I can’t remember the seconds.
The fourth mile:
- I begin to focus more on my running and breathing.
- I realize that If I do not hustle, my time is going to be atrocious.
- I pick up the pace drastically.
- As I pass the ‘Circle K’, this indicates to me that I have about 400 meters left to run.
- I begin to sprint up-hill with my final destination in sight.
- Few to no thoughts flow through my head. The only thought I have is the length of my running strides, running up hill.
- I pump my arms and my legs, and I flex my muscles much harder than I did for most of the run.
- Alas, I have finished my run.
- My final time is 36 minutes and 45 seconds for a five mile run.
- And I formulated an idea about what to do with my computer situation.
My final thoughts:
I’ve come to the conclusion to purchase another computer – although it may be temporary. My wife will probably make me return it when she finds out.
The apple store in Brea has a 14 day return policy – we’ll see what happens.
In regards to repairing my broken Mac, it will take the Apple store 7-10 business days.
Oh yeah, concerning the run. It proved to be a great stress reliever. My mind cleared and thoughts straightened.
I hope you enjoyed the run.