We finally got out for a run. It was bright and sunny and freezing. While I’m running I always wonder why I do it, but after I run I’m always glad I did it. Running alongside the Arno and out to the far reaches of Cascine Park was beautiful and quiet at 9:00 a.m. on a Wednesday. Closer to our street, I did my best to ignore the strange looks from Italians prompted by my choice of running gear – white running shoes, black leggings, grey running capris, a grey t-shirt, a lavender jacket, and gloves. Ok, I did look a little strange, but I’m running after all. Maybe I’m going to have to invest in a cute little running outfit from the Cascine Market next Tuesday.
Ged, our work-a-day director of the AIFS program, is organizing a running group for students every Tuesday evening. I intend to join them. There is a half marathon in April, which I have no intention of doing, but it also has a 10k, which I am hoping to be ready for. It took me just over 3 weeks to complete “week 2” of my Ease into 10k program – not bad since I moved to a foreign country right in the middle of that. If I stick to the program, running 3 times a week, I should be ready by April. Somebody wish me luck.