Here is the Running Commentary post I should have made yesterday! I knew I had to run; I had not run for two days, and the Reindeer Run 5K is a week and a half away. Additionally, I LIKE to run! And I like best to run when I am in good shape to do so. That means running on a regular basis even when I do not feel particularly inclined to do so.
As I left work, however, I did feel inclined to run. For one reason, it was a grey, gloomy day, whereas yesterday had been bright and sunny. I love a grey gloomy day. Steven says I am part Addams (Morticia, not Ansel, of course). It was not overly cold, either. The roads and sidewalks were just as much of a mess, but one must deal with these things.
I wore my road-guard vest (that’s a reflective vest, for you civilians), because I knew I would be running in the road where the sidewalks were not plowed, blown or shoveled. I made sure I was on the left side, facing traffic. I like to give myself every advantage. As I started, I remembered the good thing about running on snowy roads and sidewalks: it takes more effort. That mean it burns more calories! Of course I mostly run for entertainment and general health reasons, but a little help towards my weight-loss goals is always welcome.
The run was great. I was able to spend most of my time on the sidewalk, but I kept mostly to the lesser traveled streets just in case. I had told myself that 20 minutes would be an acceptable run, then caught a second wind and decided to go for 25. Then I got confused and ended up running for 26 minutes.
Hmm… this is not the most entertaining blog post I could have written. On the other hand, it isn’t overly long. I think I’ll chalk it up to Wuss-out Wednesday and drive on. I hope you are all have a swell mid week!