It was a weekend of contrasts in Tuscaloosa. The Krispy Kreme Challenge was happening in one part of town and the American Heart Association Walk was happening on the other side of town. I heard quite a bit of discussion about the two events happening on the same day. The Krispy Kreme Challenge was a fund raiser for the Y and for Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama. I wound up doing it after I discovered that I did not have to eat the dozen doughnuts. It was cold and windy on Saturday morning, adding another challenge. My first mile was the fastest I have run in a year. I ate one doughnut. The second mile time was pretty close of the first mile. I got to run with my friend Susanne for the first time is a long time. I like running with her because we keep one another going.
My running has been feeling much better lately. Part of it is better shoes but I think part of it is also due to paying more attention to my form and to running more. Today I spent 65 minutes on the treadmill. The treadmill is not my favorite but I am getting used to it and better at running faster on the treadmill. I think it has been helping me to speed up the treadmill so I can begin to get the feel of a faster pace. I have a long way to go but I’ll get there.