"If you want to do it; Fear is never a good enough reason not to!" Anne
Yikes! Four reports to write and I had two full weeks to write them, but I'm doing it all in the last two days. I finished two yesterday and have just finished a third. One more and I'll be done. But first, I'm gonna go for a run.
Currently -7° celcius (around 19° Farenheit) and cloudy. There was a snow storm yesterday, but the roads have been cleared (so I thought), so I'm aiming for an outdoor run (4K/2.5 miles). Being canadian, you'll notice that I run in kilometers, not miles...but I'll include both. Okay, time to get going...
And it was windy, so, colder than I expected...yes, those are my eyes.
My thoughts as I was running today went something like this:
This is a lot harder than I expected and it's colder than I thought too. As usual, the first km is the toughest, I know that. My legs feel heavy, my fingertips are cold, and it's hard to breath smoothly. My legs seem to be getting pretty cold, I may not be dressed warmly enough. I'm feeling weighed down and heavy, beginning to wonder if I'll get to that point of feeling great that I'm addicted to. Then it starts to happen, as I'm nearing the end of my run, things start to get easier, despite the crappy roads, and I've warmed up. But, the best feeling is when it's all over and I did it once again! The endorphins kick in and I just love how I feel. I'm ready to take on that last report...after writing today's post that is :)
Two things I learned today:
1) I need long johns!
2) When the water in your water bottle freezes the opening, you need to place your mouth over the opening to heat it up so that you can pull it open and drink.
There's definitely a good thing about today's run:
Having trained in these conditions...Imagine how great it'll feel and how much easier it'll be to get out there and run this spring, no winter gear and clear roads!!
Okay! Back to that last report!
Daily Training Log
4 km (2.5 miles) run outside
5 minutes of stretching before and after