I did it! I got my wog in! 14 degree weather, two run ins with a heard of turkeys (there were 21 of them), and an attack by a branch from out of nowhere, but I got 3.5 miles done!
I realized that this sounds somewhat insane to some given the temperature, but the sun was shinning and I just needed to get out of the house! So while the boys were napping and Daddy was sleeping, I set out on my wog.
I started out with great hopes. I could feel the energy that I wanted to expel, however, it was freaking cold outside! HAHA I put my hood up on my Cape Cod hoodie, wrapped my sleeves around my hands, and pulled my turtle neck over my mouth and nose; there, ready to go!
Instead of going the usual route hubby and I take on walks, I decided to go a brand new way to spice things up. I had no idea where half the roads I ended up on were going to take me, but I would make a turn or see something familiar and know I was right where I needed to be. (Thank goodness I live on a military base and the chances of me getting really lost are small.)
I was able to get some decent jogs in while keeping up my brisk walk. Truthfully, it was hard! I haven't jogged since we lived in Florida, which was 2 years ago. I have gained some major weight and had twins since then, so today was a milestone of sorts. It wouldn't impress many, but all day I kept saying to hubby, "I can't believe I did 3.5 miles and am still walking. I can't believe I did it."
I actually reached my house at the 3 mile mark, but took another trip around the block to reach my 3.5 mark. I felt that good! WOO HOO!
I still have a long way to go. My time was not impressive AT ALL, but the good news is there is much room for improvement. For now, I will just marinate in the glory that I finished my first virtual race and still have enough energy to blog about it!