Running “Head Over Heels” at all times

Today’s run took me around the University of Florida campus. This is a beautiful place to run on an early Saturday morning. It’s quiet and there are very few of those young, energetic, non-wrinkled people walking around. If I did the same run during the week I would have to jog over to Psychology for some self-esteem therapy. I know I’m slow but even I hate being passed.

I went a total distance of two miles but only ran 1.25 mile in my continued effort to take it slow and continue to be able to breathe. Call me crazy.

I cannot imagine running without music. Eeww How freakin’ boring would that be? And it would seem to take for-ev-er. Luckily I not only have SiriusXM but I have roughly a ton of music downloaded and I am all over the place as far as my music taste. I have pop, country, jazz, classical, music from the 70’s, 80’s, classic rock, soundtracks, disco, etc. Today I started with BTO, followed by Billy Squire, The Clash, Diana Ross and brought home with my beloved Go-Go’s which always reminds me of high school and cheerleading.

See? I wasn’t always “Vintage”. This was taken my senior of high school. But alas, I am now 35 years older than this photo. Yowzers!!! That hurt! For you youngsters, the title of this blog “Head Over Heels” is a song by the Go-Go’s released in February 1984. Cool beans, right?

I wasn’t a good runner then but now running, even my style of slow jogging, doesn’t come naturally to me, but it’s far more comfortable than swimming. A root canal is more comfortable to me than swimming. I also see running progress at warp speed compared to swimming.

My distance goal to run at the Sprint Triathlon is a 5K, or 3.1miles if kilometers isn’t your first language.

That doesn’t sound too bad, until you put that run behind a 1/2mile swim, and a 14 mile bike ride. Swim. Bike. Run.

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