Tuesday, January 17, 2012

a deep sigh of relief

I feel like I have a holiday weekend hang over and I didn't do one bit of drinking. Those three days flew by. Late Friday night Mike and I got to snuggle on the couch and watch a movie, that was awesome. We chose to watch Ides of March, I was really pleasantly surprised with how much I liked it. I didn't really know what it was about, but I knew it was nominated for best picture at the golden globes, so we decided to give it a try. I'm not sure it was Mike's cup of tea, he is far from a political person,  but I liked it enough.
We had a very wintery weekend here, even if we still haven't had snow since October. (Last night's 1/2 inch so doesn't count...) It was quite chilly, I don't think getting above freezing the whole weekend. I knew I had a long run to get in at some point in those three days and I decided to push it to Monday just based on the temperature. So when Monday came and I had 10 miles to do and it was still only 12 degrees outside, I was petrified. TEN miles?! What have I gotten myself into?!?

The hat is too sexy for words!

That is a LONG distance to run, I was freaking out. Luckily I have the world's greatest boyfriend and he was running with me (ok, ahead of me but at the same time). So I bundled up and I conquered my 10 miles and it only took just over 2 hours to do it. While I was running the cold was no big deal, I was actually sweating and ditched my gloves about 3 miles in. The cold was only a factor when I got home and I was stretching and trying to eat something. I was freezing and shivering. I took a nice warm shower which was great while it lasted. I think it took me a solid 2 hours to warm up after I ran. That was the hardest part. Yesterday I also managed to forget to charge my phone, so I lost music 5 miles in and I ran without music for the first time ever - and I did it for 5 miles. Yikes. That was a change! Since my phone was dying I turned off the music to try to keep the battery a little longer. I use RunKeeper during my runs and I really like the occasional time/pace updates in my ears. Luckily I still had my garmin on so I could track my distance and speed.
I always forget to take after pictures after my runs. But, you're not missing out - It isn't pretty!

Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday today!


Laura [Beauty and the Beard] said...

10 miles??? unreal! congrats!

Jamie said...

great job! :) it'll get warmer soon... i hope