I went on an afternoon jaunt about Somerville and Medford. I initially listened to the German audio that accompanies the Rosetta Stone lessons, but after about thirty minutes, I switched to the How to Train Your Dragon
soundtrack because repeating the German was interfering with my breathing.
The workout rapidly turned into a long fartlek. Initially, my main motivation was warming up because the conditions (0 C, 35 kph winds) were hostile. Afterward, I started purposefully varying my speed to make the workout more interesting. Certain Dragon
tracks make me want to run fast, and I complied with that desire. The key change in Test Drive
is sublimely motivational.
I deliberately ran around regions of the city that I seldom visit, and I brought a map from OOM
to track my position and plan my path. There are many car dealerships and service facilities on Mystic Ave. That part of the city needs more trees; it is bleak.
Weight after run: 188.2 lbs. Woo! Of course, the data point is an anomaly, but it's still exciting. Now, I am off to reconstitute myself with goldfish, water, and dinner.