So, Chicks night! I actually considered not going because i didn't have gloves and the weather was horrible, and because i am have a case of the mondays...on a tuesday. I felt really "blah" and "mediocre" all day, and convinced myself that signing up for a marathon was my worst. idea. ever. It's mostly because i am tired and sore all the time lately, but i am really hoping my body will adjust soon.
I dragged my but to Fleet feet, and it was so cold and windy walking in that i almost ran screaming back to my car. There were still a surprising amount of ladies there for the weather, and that pumped me up. I wanted to run four miles, but it was kinda split between the 6 mile group (way too fast for me) and a bunch of three milers, so i chose the three mile group. It worked out well anyway, because the lakeshore path was an ice slick obstacle course. One girl accidentally broke through this ice and ended up ankle deep in lakeshore path sludge. A trooper, she was. The first 1.5 miles sucked because ice flakes were pelting me in the face, causing me to wince and cry bitter tears which then froze to my face. The return was downwind, so much easier. Through all of this, as cold as it was, there was one part of me that felt no cold. MY HANDS! my hands are always cold, and the cuffins kept them warm on one of the coldest nights this year! I love you jacket. I love you so much.
|Cuffins for life!|
A luna protien bar, and some gatorade chews. I LOVE luna bars, and eat them before every long run, so i am excited to see what the protein one is like, and i can always use more energy chews for long runs - GU's and shotbloks ain't cheap!
Anyway, going out for a run in that less than stellar weather with some pretty badass chicks helped pull me out of my debbie downer rut.
SLOW AND STEADY!