Saturday, May 2

Today has been a better day. Thank you for all your kind thoughts yesterday – they mean a lot to me.

I went out around 3.15 p.m. It’s mostly sunny, breezy, and 75 degrees F.

This was the conversation in my head before I went out.

Me: You did a new route yesterday. Are you going to do it again today?

My social anxiety (S/A): No. It’s the weekend, and there will be strange people around. They may look at me funny.

Me: So what? You live here too and pay taxes. You have every right to use the road.

My S/A: I dunno…. Strange people….

Me: I guess I’ll just point my feet in that direction and go….

Which I did. Of course, this week is supposed to be warmer (in the 80s), and there’s lots of pollen about in the air, so I will probably need to go later in the day (gasp) when more people will see me as they get out of work. I’m making light of it, but that’s how it is. Fortunately I’ve gotten to the point where I know I’ll be disappointed in myself if I don’t do it, and that makes me overcome the anxiety. It’s been worse lately, probably because I’m not working at a job out in the “real world.”

I walked for 4 minutes;
ran for 28 minutes;
then walked home for a total of 35 minutes.

Run time: 28 minutes

Walk time: 7 minutes

I added about a tenth of a mile to my routine, so I went nearly 2.9 miles, according to MapMyRun.

I hope y’all are having a good Saturday! 🙂

Picture of the day:

From Morguefile.com by user Natureworks.

From Morguefile.com by user Natureworks.