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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Run 2.11, 2.12 - Terrible and Nice

Run 2.11 - basically I used to love running in the cold. Now that I have the wonderful company of MF in my house and our 3 little furballs, well, being inside a warm home is just too tempting! So the other night we set out for a run. I didn't really warm up. I didn't put my ear warmer thing on. I set myself up for failure. I'm learning that when my ears get really cold my Meniere's Disease messes with me. I didn't even run long enough for that to happen this time. My legs got all tight and then hurt. No good excuse - just plainly my fault for not preparing at all. Blah. It was the slowest two miles. Absolutely ridiculous. A waste of my time. I mean I ran TWO miles?? Seriously? Who trains for Goofy by running two freaking miles and not even running all of it?!?

Which brings me to run 2.12 tonight. The weather was absolutely perfect. It was dry, a tinting of warmth, a beautiful moon that looked so pretty it seemed photoshopped. I had my ears covered, headlamp and ankle light on, and I just felt a bounce in my step. With absolutely no plan of how long to go or where, we just started running. In the end it was a great 5 mile run. I could have done more but didn't. I do have a half on Saturday, so that will let me get in a nice long run (potentially a super cold one), and then Sunday I want to do another run to get into the groove of back to backs for Goofy weekend.

I'm trying really hard to get ready. My mind is just not in it, which might be my next blog. But tonight's really great run gave me a boost, perhaps it's the boost I needed!

This was painfully boring, I'm sorry. 


1 comment:

  1. I am right there with you- I don't know what's wrong but I'm dreading my long run this weekend. UGH!!! I think it has a lot to do with how the marathon went down. . or IDK?!

    And yes, I have to have something to cover my ears in the winter. I'd die 5 minutes in.

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