Ugh ugh ugh. I put off my last long run until today....it was pouring down rain so I went to the Y, determined to knock it out on the treadmill. That lasted 32 minutes when I decided that ANY weather has to be better than running on the treadmill.
What a mentally tough run. It was cold and raining and I stepped in a huge puddle while I was looking at my watch. Soggy feet and not much motivation. I wanted to just ditch it and go home. But I stuck it out and just slugged through the rain and cold.
I didn't go as long as I wanted (distance is est), but my teeth started chattering even though I felt hot-got a bit dizzy too. So I thought passing out on the side of the road was probably not a good idea. So now after my hot bath, food and water I am starting to feel a bit more normal. Well, as normal as I get.
I'm a little worried going into Shamrock without a true long run.....but if I ran today, the way my body felt, I can do freakin anything. Thanks to my wonderful husband for taking care of all of the kids, the dog, the house so I could go splash in the rain. :)
Strength swim workout. Arms were dead by the time I was done....had a hard time drying my hair later to go on a date with my baby. :)
I was going to run long, but it was raining cold cats and dogs...so I was gonna swim...but then I thought about how much I like to run in the rain...so I ran. But not long-just regular. And holy heck, did I get good music on my ipod today...I love meaningful music. Whooohoooo! HAVE to do my long run on sat or sun.
Just one of those runs where it feels great on the first stride. I guess cool and rainy is my best run weather. I needed this run mentally to remind myself I can run without multiple walk breaks. I think the shoes, the weather, the time of day, and a good night's sleep made the difference. :) Distance is est.
Upper body with the body bar, the bands, and push-ups. Lower body with bands and squats. Core and abs on the ball.