Yesterday I completed a full 2.98 miles (I think that counts as 3!) in my Asunción Running Experiment, as it will be called from now on. I was pretty impressed with myself, as I only needed a three-minute break in the middle of the run, to catch my breath and restore my energy for the trip back.
Now just to be sure we aren’t over-congratulating ourselves here, I think what I am doing more closely resembles a “light jog”. However, it’s more light jogging than I’ve ever done in my life – so therefore we will continue with the “running” theme!
I was also particularly happy with yesterday’s run as the temperature has suddenly spiked in Asunción, (about the same time as the hazy, gray, smog settled in.) I attempted a run on Saturday, and fought panting and wheezing to hit 25 minutes before I physically could not battle the 95 degree heat and my soon-to-be spasmodic legs.
With plenty of water and many a banana, we shall continue this experiment to see how far I get before the heat takes me down.
Upwards and onwards.