104. winter should be going
The winter continues to linger in Oklahoma, along with our infamous winds. I normally would get up and do my long run before teaching yoga at 10am, but today, with the wind and "feels like" temps in the low 20s, I decided to wait until later. It was nice to spend the morning slowly tidying the house and not feeling rushed to get to teaching.
I don't love to wait much past early morning, because then things get tricky with the timing of food, and getting away from chores and tasks. But, I was able to eat a little before teaching and then snagged a snack when I got home and waited about 45 minutes to head out the door.
I didn't even make it a mile before I decided I was over dressed. I circled back home to drop off my vest, and had a serious internal debate about changing to a tank. But with the winds, decided to keep my long sleeve on.
By mile 3 I had it tied around my waist. It's a completely clear sky day and I wasn't on a shaded trail, so the heat of the sun got to me more than the chill of the wind. I didn't really have a plan for my route, and ended up weaving around town, doing my best to avoid any hills. I decided I would make sure I got home with some mileage left so I could snag my running buddy Miley and take her on my last 1 or 2 miles.
I felt strong most of the miles of the run. By the last 2 or 3, I was fighting coming back into the wind and up some hills. My back is bothering me a little bit, my lips were chapped and I was thirsty (not meant to be a complaining list, but these are important things to note on training runs!). I almost stopped there at 11.36 because of my back, but it was more than manageable and I think I was just looking for a way out.
So I grabbed Miley and we finished my miles around the neighborhood. I'm happy to have that done and feeling good about this first week of training. Now to keep the momentum rolling into week 2!
Is anyone watching the Boston Marathon tomorrow?!