I took two days off from running to do strength training, so my body was happy to run again this morning. I got in a solid hour of running in 24º weather – not unbearably cold, but close to it. I dressed for it, so I was fine.
I stopped only to take this pic – I am a sucker for pink and red sunrise skies, and they only stick around for a few minutes. This was about 7am.
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After spending Monday recuperating from my Longest Run Ever – and boy, I needed to – I was ready to get out there again this morning. I was well-rested, having luxuriously gone back to bed Monday morning after feeding the dogs, eventually getting up at ten-freaking-thirty in the A.M. After that I did an upper body strength workout, had lunch, and spent most of the day indoors.
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This morning I hit a new distance PR: 13.02 miles. Aw, my PR is a teenager! Adorable, yet petulant. This it the farthest I have ever run.
I’m trying to gradually increase distance, but also: I am running a half marathon next weekend. My first. So I wanted to feel what that distance was like before I raced it. (I stopped .08 miles short of a complete half marathon, but I think I have it in me to go the distance next week.)
Continue reading “My Longest Run and Most Decadent Lunch”
This morning I ran for an hour. Six miles. Sluggish again. I felt a tiny bit stronger today, but my pace was slower. More hills though. I ate a few coconut date rolls before I headed out, but I might not have slept enough (five and a half hours). It was also very windy. Maybe that was my problem. The wind. I’ll say it was the wind.
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Before I write this post, I need to make a little note to self:
YOU HAVE TO EAT BEFORE YOU RUN, YOU BIG DUMB IDIOT.
Cool, I hope it sticks with me now.
Continue reading “Running On Empty”
So it seems that 25º F is smack right in between “comfortably cool” and “uncomfortably frigid” when it comes to running. Not quite the balmy 32º of yesterday morning, not quite the impossible-to-breathe air of last week. I’m still figuring out exactly the right thing to wear each morning based on what my weather app says.
Continue reading “An Ice Morning Run”
It’s been cold out and I’ve been feeling blechhh.
But before I get to that, I’d like to point out the highlight of my day so far, which, I’m sorry to say, was not my run. It was Anderson Cooper reading one of my tweets on air.
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Thirteen minutes and thirty-four seconds.
That’s how long I lasted this morning running in the #bombcyclonepocalypse-snowrricane-stormofthemillennium. Honestly, the only thing that made me return home sooner than planned was the constant assault of ice flakes on my eyeballs. Other than that, it really wasn’t that bad. I might seem crazy, but I assure you there are crazier people out there. Have you seen twitter lately?
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I was short on time this morning so I just did a repeat of yesterday’s 3 mile run – a little faster today. Getting back on track with my pace, thankfully.
It was as cold as a witch’s tit again this morning. I fear that if the weather continues like this, it’s all I’m going to write about on here. I will try not to. But I will today!
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I’m back, baby!
While I’m still not 100% without-a-cold, my stuffy nose and phlegm-hocking (sorry) is mostly confined to the morning. My energy is almost completely back. My muscles are well-rested, and aching for me to use them again. I’d be afraid to competitively run a race at this point, but a slow 3 mile jog? Bring it.
And 13º weather? BRING IT.
Continue reading “Layers Gonna Lay: First Run of 2018”