Yup — I’m so excited about this that I used five exclamation points! Yesterday, I did my long run outside — my first outside run in 27 days!
I had every intention of running six easy miles. I bundled up in running tights and a pair of pants over those, my Lululemon Run Swiftly LS, a long sleeved tech over that and a Lululemon zip-up. I also tried one of those balaclava thingys and my Brooks gloves. Something about this run was off the entire time. As I posted on Dailymile, I never really felt like I found my groove. Not sure if it was the new-ish shoes, wearing too many clothes or just running outside again after so long. Or maybe it was a combination of all of those things. Oh, and I’m never wearing a Balaclava again. I think I’ve just get a neck warmer and pair that with a hat/headband.
Mile 1 – 9:03
Mile 2 – 9:09 (after the first mile, I decided that I had gone out too fast and decided to slow down)
Mile 3 – 8:55 (I decided that I didn’t care that I had gone out too fast)
Mile 4 – 8:59
Mile 5 – 8:32 (whoa)
Mile 6 (0.7 mi) – 6:08
I’ve decided (officially) that I won’t be running a marathon this year, but I want to sign up for another half – but which one? I have my eye on the Madison half and signing up for the 19.3 challenge while I’m at it.
On a totally unrelated note — my ten year is coming up and it’s being planned via Facebook and of course people are very opinionated about where and when this takes place. I’ve thought about weighing in a few times, but I realized I don’t really have an opinion. Has anyone had a fun high school reunion? What’d you do?