Shmowzow. It was 55 degrees on my lunch break. Now it’s in the 20s and snowing like a beast. Of course today was my rest day, so I missed running in the 40s this morning. Rest of the week looks to be worse.
So I did my twenty miler yesterday and I didn’t feel like complete ass when I finished. I even added an extra .5. The run didn’t start out so well. I went outside to run and the temp was around 10, probably around 0 with wind chill. I wore capris because my shins never get cold but this time…they got cold. My face was pissed at me for not wearing a full on face mask. I ran 6 outside and then came in on hopped on the treadmill. I warmed up and felt good running on it and catching up with The Office. (what is going on with Jim and Pam? 😦 ) Then I decided to head back out because the sun was out, so it would be warmer. WRONG. It was no warmer. The cold shocked my comfy muscles but I forced myself into a 4 mile loop before heading back in and finishing the last 5 miles on the mill. My knee didn’t hurt at all. Didn’t even feel stiff. Maybe there’s something to this foam rolling thing.
Yesterday was also our 9 year anniversary. My mom had already had her share of babysitting while I went to trivia on Saturday, so we hung out with the kid all day. Went to Red Robin so she could scarf down a burger (her favorite food). Got some groceries and clothes at Target and then just hung out all day. Red did not nap. I really needed her to after that 20 miles, but she didn’t. She fell asleep around 8:30 which is 30 minutes earlier than normal, so we got to watch two reruns of Castle instead of just one before I passed out on the couch.
Today I got two running goodies from UPS. Hanson’s Marathon Method and my new Altras! I was so excited, I put them on during my lunch break and wore them back to work. Still wearing them. Can’t wait to run in them tomorrow.