One week ago today I made myself a mental note to not take three days off from running again. And you know damn well that is what I just did. However, I ran today and it wasn’t too bad, so rather than dwell on my shortcomings, I offer a Running Commentary.
I felt pretty cool in today’s running outfit. I found my leopard spotted long johns which I had worn to an evening appointment Tuesday. This is how I get two wears out of my long johns and leggings. The teal winter running shirt my sister gave me for my birthday was clean. I discovered that one of the colors on my best running shoes exactly matches the shirt. I put on a red headband for a little more color, and to cover my ears.
It was not too cold out. Cold enough on my hands, but I could handle that. It had rained earlier, so there were still a few puddles to run around or jump over. Mostly I ran around them. I don’t like to bounce too much when I run.
Some people had their Christmas lights on already. I appreciated that. I had neglected to turn on ours. I made a mental note to do that before Steven got home. It is so nice to return home to a Christmas-lit house.
I did not feel too awful as I ran. My feet hurt, because I had been on them all day for the past few days at work. My legs felt tired for the same reason. However, one deals with these things. I kept going. I did not run very fast, and I did not go up any hills. However, I kept going for 25 minutes, which was one minute less than I had run on Sunday. I call that respectable for a mid-week run.
My only regret was that I had not put a sweatshirt out to wear on my cool-down walk. The wind had picked up by that time and was quite sharp. I thought briefly about skipping the cool-down but said to myself, “Oh, just do it.” So I did.