And that’s just what I did last week (Nov 2nd)
Let me back it up a bit. After a long and busy work week, Halloween shenanigans, a basketball tournament for my oldest, I forced myself to go for a run.
I was in a crabby mood for no reason. Well, it was likely due to being really tired and maybe a little run down. I really wanted to get up and run early before heading off to my daughters first basketball game but that didn’t happen. Life with kids sometimes dictates when you can do the things you want to do (fun thing, eh!) 😉
Anyway. Two basketball games later, a little laundry done and waiting in the dryer, then a big grocery run and I was making dinner. I wasn’t overly enthused over what we were having for dinner – again for no particular reason, just wasn’t loving what I was making. I made myself put on my running gear after I told my husband I wasn’t going to run.
He did a double take and I just replied with….”If I have my running clothing on, I’m less likely to back out”. He responded with “good, when are you going?”.
After dinner, I almost backed out of running and then forced myself to get everything together: headband, gloves, warmer shirt and my jacket. Carmacks, our dog knew exactly what I was doing and he started prancing around as he thought he was coming too. Nope, it was just me going. Sorry buddy.
I said goodnight to the girls as it was right before their bedtime and I’d be back when they were alseep (well, going to sleep). I found my all my lights so I could see the ground where I was running as it was pitch black out.
Man it was cold….1°c, I wasn’t ready for that and turned my Garmin on to start my run. I left my Garmin under my jacket and gloves so I couldn’t see my pace and just ran.
It felt good. My lungs hurt at first in the cold but they got used to it. I saw no one on my run as everyone was hibernating inside their warm homes. I ran my normal route and enjoyed how I was feeling without knowing my pace.
It felt great to run a little faster than I have been lately. When I returned home I found out I ran a progression run.
I stretched while Carmacks gave me the evil eye, then showered and relaxed by the fire with my husband. Not going to lie, I’m SO glad I did that run.
Running has been one big struggle this year between injuries and just not interested. I’m hoping to be active every day in November. Be it running, walking my dog, soccer, yoga and cycling.
Anyone struggling with running right now?
What are your late fall/early winter running goals?