The route that I have chosen to start running is a quiet tree-lined road with woods on one side and a meadow on the other. It’s quite pretty. The other day I noticed the farmer out in the field with his tractor and today I could tell that he had been at work. As I ran, I took in great, big mouthfuls of very stinky air. It was like I was running in a barn. I think I may have to choose a different route for a while.
Maybe the smelliness helped me to push myself a bit. My first two runs were elongated to three and a half minutes each and I shortened the walk time in between to one and a half minutes. I also managed to clock two and a half minutes for the last run. I finally feel like I’m starting to come into my stride and it’s encouraging that I am feeling fit enough to run again with less walking in between. I ran half a minute longer than last time I went out and I cut the in between walking by a minute and a half. I’d call that measurable progress.