Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday Set Up

At the end of the week, we had a cold front move through. We went from summer to winter without any fall. Yes, I realize the 50s aren't really winter, but I would have liked to have seen something between the 50s and the 90s.

That meant that when I woke up yesterday morning to run, it was in the 40s...and dark. However, I had to get SB to open gym by 10, so I had to start my run on the treadmill. I just don't do dark. I ran 2.5 on the treadmill, getting quite warm and toasty (and sweaty), before heading out for a very brisk, chilly 7.5...a total of 10 miles! First double digit run in a really long time.

I was kind of dreading the run. I've been doing my long runs with my sister and was afraid that running alone would be a major mental one to talk to and keep me going. However, it ended up being just what I needed to know that I can finish this half. I had a smile on my face for many of the miles :)

The hardest part of yesterday was coming in from running and hitting Mommy mode...made a hot vanilla (instead of chocolate milk) since I was cold...and ended up making smoothies for both kids and getting one off to gymnastics still in my running clothes. We even went and had brunch afterwards and got the kids and hubby haircuts...all still in my running clothes.

I had the hardest time warming up after my run. Even after a hot vanilla, two cups of coffee and a chai latte, I don't think I warmed up until we ate potato soup for dinner.

Best thing? I woke up this morning and had to think twice about whether I really ran yesterday. I'm not truly sore anywhere. I have a few tight muscles, but it's not bad at all...a very happy surprise, especially since I didn't get the chance to take an ice bath, which I normally do when I hit double digits.

This week is looking busy as always.
Monday-run 4 miles
     -PTA meeting
Tuesday-talk to Chandra
Wednesday-run 4 miles
     -department head meeting/cross country practice
     -Hang Time at church
     -parent conferences
     -cross country meet
Friday-MSU Fish Fry
Saturday-Race for the Cure 5K (debating on running my miles after or on Sunday)
     -small group
     -MSU Homecoming 
Sunday-long run?

This week: 19 miles
YTD: 464 miles


  1. Yeah I don't do the dark by myself! Great job on your 10 miler and feeling great after! Your cold reminds me of when we used to go to football games and you get cold and just can't warm up!

  2. Glad you had a good run!