Run #1.2 Frost, Wind & Ice

I was dreading this run.  Not only were the temperatures predicted to be quite low, but I hadn’t done anything since my last run, unless you count the 30 second jumping jack parties and the plank a day I have been doing in order to get the blood flowing after sitting for hours on end in front of a computer.

I bundled up and set off for the park.  Gloves, hat, several layers – check.  While I felt like I was ready to go, my legs decided not to show up.  The first several miles were miserable.  So much so that I gave up on my 2/1 intervals and started doing 1 minute / 30 second walk/run intervals.

I had left the paved trail at this point, and was on the packed gravel trail.  The sun was shining and I was running along the lake – it was a beautiful sight when I could see it!  The sun was somewhat in my eyes and I was very glad I had brought along my sunglasses.

Finally my legs showed up.  I don’t know if it was getting back on the pavement or if I just needed that much time to wake up.

Although my legs showed up, I was still feeling miserable and started bargaining with myself.  I can go 11 miles, only 11 (I had 12 scheduled).  And then it was 10 miles.  You can do 10 miles.  1o miles is enough.  I did 11 miles last weekend.  And to quote myself “this isn’t my first rodeo.”

I kept going.  And going.  Until my Garmin clicked to 12 miles.  Hallelujah!!

This time next week I will (hopefully) be sporting a brand new medal.

Along the Sammamish River trail

Along the Sammamish River trail

Yay!!  Take that 12 miles

Yay!! Take that 12 miles

 

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2 Responses to Run #1.2 Frost, Wind & Ice

  1. kebe51 says:

    Great job on pushing through and not quitting!

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