C25K: Week 2, Day 1

Ah. The second week. This is where we bump up from 8 sets of 60 seconds running/90 seconds walking to 6 sets of 90 seconds running and 2 minutes walking. It wasn’t too bad, really. I did just as they said. My pace wasn’t great, but I held in there. So, I’m good with that. 🙂

Runner Silhouetted Reflection

While walking back to the house, I saw that a friend had posted that she had run 2.5 miles today. Well, now. I’m pretty competitive. That and the odd thing is… it’s *after* a mile that I actually start feeling like running. The first mile kind of sucks, but it gets better after that.

So, I put on a podcast and ran (walked when I had to) for another 15 minutes. At the end of the night, I had put in 2.55 miles! YAY! I WIN! I WIN! (Okay, okay. Enough with that. Courtney could pound me into the ground and I know it!)

Now, it’s late. I’m showered, the skanky sweats are in the wash, and my muscles have that deliciously tired feeling. In just a few minutes, I will toss the clothes in the dryer, say my night prayers and curl up in bed.

Aaaah! A blissful night! 🙂

Spring Lunchtime at the NCAC

It is SO nice outside! Even though I have a nice big window at my cube at work, I just had to go outside today to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine! I grabbed a couple kid’s books that I am reviewing for my godchild and headed out to a picnic table on the lawn.

Picnicking at Work

Unfortunately, they were quick reads and I was done all too soon. But that’s okay, I went ‘splorin’ a bit.

Team Awesome had walked around the building a bit last summer and found that there’s lots of places where you can walk under the building, as there’s a creek (Or is it a wadi? It only contains water after a rain; most of the time it is dry.) that the architects built around. I wandered the other way from our previous ‘splorin’.

There’s a “bridge” that connects the building to the parking lot, and I found that if you ducked under the bridge (the opening must only be about 4 feet high or less), there’s a small area …

with a Secret Picnic Table!!!
Secret Picnic Table

Okay, so the one side is broken. You can probably still sit on the other side… 🙂 And you have a “view” of the (mostly dried up) creek/wadi….

The Creek under the Bridge

Well, that’s all the lunchtime we have for today! Hope you enjoyed this mini-tour of the grounds of the NCAC! 🙂