Earning the National Parks Award

I track my workouts using my Apple Watch. Occasionally it will pop up with an award to earn. These are usually related to a National day e.g. International Yoga Day

Saturday 25th August was National Parks Day. I’d already decided to give parkrun a miss. I’ve been feeling a bit run down lately. Despite getting my 8 hours (at least) a night, I’m waking up exhausted so with the long weekend upon us, I decided to opt for a few extra hours in bed.

I then did a treadmill run. To earn the award you had to complete 3 miles so that set my target nicely. As it was warm I decided to run/walk on the treadmill rather than just run. I opted for a 3 minute run followed by a 1 minute walk.

When I got going it soon warmed up in the garage where my treadmill is. My exercise bike (also in the garage) tells you the temperature and it was a rather warm 25c in there with absolutely no breeze. I got really hot! I managed 2 miles then had to put my running time down to 2 minutes and then eventually 1 minute.

When I’d finished, despite feeling ok on the treadmill I felt a bit unwell. I think it was just due to the heat because when I went and laid down under the fan in the living room and cooled off I soon felt fine again. Definitely confirmed (again) for me how much I’m not made for heat!

National Park Award

The National Park Award

Do you like treadmill running?

Which is your favourite National Park?

 

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  1. Well done! Treadmill running is bad at the best of times- in a hot garage it sounds awful!
    It’s hard to choose a favourite- Yosemite maybe, for the waterfalls and bears?

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