Or maybe not?
I have pretty much assumed a new rule that if it is above freezing what-so-ever I will run outside. So when I left work and it was 42 degrees out (and just barely light out) I was pumped to go home and put on some running clothes. The real treat was that Tim had agreed to go with me!
So after Tim walked in the door, we got all of our goods on and headed out. So up there you are looking at a girl with leggings, socks, shorts, 2 long sleeve shirts, a Harry Potter hat (yep I am that cool), and gloves. That is a lot of extra weight to be carrying around while I run but last time I ran without a hat on I had a headache for 2 days from the cold air.
We only made it 3 miles (well I dropped Tim off at the house at 2.88 because he was freezing) so it wasn’t anywhere near the 5 I had hoped for or even the 4 I was more realistic about but it is too cold to be running outside that late and it’s too dark to be running by myself if it wasn’t too cold so it’s sort of a lose lose situation. I’ll make up for it over the next few days though.
*and yes I LOVE my iPhone and all of its wonderful apps! *
It was a tough run because of the cold air but once I hit that 1.5 mile mark my running head kicked in and I started to feel better… my breathing slowed down and my legs were feeling good. All of my friends that are true runners just call that your “auto-pilot” and most say that it says anywhere from 1.5-3 miles for auto-pilot to kick in. Usually it takes me closer to 2.5 or 3 but yesterday I guess I just got lucky!
I should also mention here that on top of my running being back in full swing I have also joined a soccer team w/ some work people! We play on Sunday nights and it is a TON of fun. Probably my favorite co-ed indoor team I have ever played on. We are by no means the best in the league and I think we have only won 1 game so far but the highlight of the season was the fight that happened during the one game.
So back in the swing of things making changes and doing my best =) Guess that is all you can ask for right?