Week One, Day Three of the FIRST Half Marathon Plan
This run was glorious. I will admit that I struggled to get out the door... I was stalling like crazy. I found new songs to put on my iPod. I debated my jacket choices for quite a while. I decided I needed to hydrate more and sat on my couch slowly drinking water. I'm not going to lie, it probably wasn't pretty.
But level with me here. When I got up this morning, it was 16 degrees outside. I personally do not think that is appropriate. So I waited until noonish to run, and guess how many degrees it was outside? Um... 24. STILL NOT APPROPRIATE.
But once I actually got myself out there and moving, I was forced to face that fact that once again, I have become the person that I used to judge. Running on vacation, exercising when I don't feel great... and now, I like running through snow. I disgust myself just a little.
I struggled a little bit with pacing, but overall, I was very happy with this run. I haven't done anything longer than 3 or 4 miles since the half marathon (TWO MONTHS AGO) so I was a little worried about making the jump to 6, but I was completely fine. A little pain in my right knee near the end, but I think it was more a cold and tired thing than an actual injury, especially since it feels completely fine now. You know what does not feel fine, though? My gluteus. It is a wee bit sore. And by "a wee bit sore," I mean that when I was walking around the grocery store well after the run, my left cheek tightened up so much that I believe I looked like a pirate with a peg leg. Aren't you glad I felt the need to tell you that?