We have a strict rule about the run club: no running in the rain, so sayeth Tonya. Well, Tonya wasn't going to be there yesterday (her daughter had a school program). So Chasen and I showed up and it was very, very grey and misting rain, at least for a bit. I decided the show would go on! Two other women showed up, and off we went to the track. They walked for 3 1/2 minutes and ran for 90 seconds. (Last week was 4 and 1.) I have decided that we'll stay at 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 for next week, also, as it turned out to be quite a jump for them.
I can't even describe properly how much I enjoy the run club! I LOVE encouraging them and letting them know how far they have run already. That is how I would like to be coached, if I was on the receiving end. Yesterday the two ladies did 2.25 miles and Chasen did 2.5 miles (Mr. Speedy lapped them). When it was all done (30 minutes worth) I stretched them out the way I would stretch after a run (i.e. 4 moves vs. the zillion Tonya had everyone do last week -- hey, I'm not a personal trainer!) The skies cleared up, also. No rain!
Chasen has encouraged me to visit the foot doc again since my ankle is constantly swollen and hurts so often. I don't want to, as I view this as a necessary evil -- but he might be right; something might be awry. Better safe than sorry, I suppose. Maybe I need a new brace or something. We shall see. I go Wednesday afternoon.
Tomorrow night I am going back to another Pilates class! For sure! Now that was fun stuff.