The End Justifies the Meanies
Herein lies our last week of RFW’s fall session. We’ve increased our run time to an amount I didn’t recall having to complete in our last class. I thought maybe I pushed the memory of the last two weeks of our previous session out of my mind because I despised it so. Upon further review, however, I remembered we didn’t do the scheduled amount of run time during the end of our spring session, as it was getting too hot. We ended up shortening our run times and increasing our intervals. I think I like that option better than this current week.
I’ll survive. I’ve determined I can whine my way through most things in life with which I have trouble accepting. My grating pleas may not create a party for everyone around me, but they seem to help me get by.
In the end, I am doing all of this for me, after all.
With the recent time change, our runs actually start in the dark. Thank goodness the coaches prepared us for this and forced us to bring the proper paraphernalia to each class, whether we thought we needed it or not.
It’s been kind of neat seeing everybody in their reflective gear. When the whistles blow to signify the end of a run interval, all I see are bobbing lights and reflections of different shapes and sizes.
Our goal run is this Saturday – the Turkey Trot. It will consist of a variety of different options to meet most runners, walkers, kids and parent’s desires for exercise on what I hope will be a beautiful Saturday morning.
I signed up for the 5K run/walk, but in looking at the maps, I think I may want to attempt the 10K run/walk. I know I can walk further than that so, hopefully, I can toss in some of my “me-paced” running intervals and take advantage of the opportunity to do more than just what is expected of me.
The idea for the RFW class is to be able to complete this goal run together. I hope my classmates won’t think I’m being snooty if I decide to do the 10K, while they’re most likely going to do the 5K, which is the goal. I’ll probably pay for doing too much in the hours and days following my jaunt – so that might even things out.
Once Saturday is complete, the RFW Fall course will also come to its conclusion. With that, the instructors have rallied and created a Bridge Class. The idea of which is to keep the students running at a level that will allow them to more easily transition into the Intermediate course or just keep active until the next beginner’s class is offered during the winter months.
I’ve yet to decide whether or not I will join the Bridge Class. I may just keep doing my intervals at a pace I can feel comfortable with, rather than force yet another class full of eager running students to adhere to my…abilities.