I normally write my running commentary posts soon after the run, so it is fresh in my mind. However, sometimes it gets to be 5 p.m. on a Saturday night, I don’t have much else to write about (OK, maybe a few things, but there are reasons I do not want to write about those), so I am going to attempt a post about this morning’s run.
Regular readers may remember that I have my eye on the Reindeer Run 5K in Little Falls on December 8. Every day during this past week, when I thought I ought to go running, I also thought, “I don’t want to run! I don’t want to run the Reindeer Run 5K! I want to sit! I want to sit home and knit! That is what middle aged ladies are supposed to do: sit and knit!” I managed to run on Wednesday despite my own misgivings, and I wondered if I would run today. I surprised myself and not only did, but it was not a bad run.
I could hear drops on my back porch roof but could not tell if it was rain or just dripping. I took a chance. It was not rain. Score! I wore my road guard vest. For one reason, it was still dark out. For another, we got snow and I knew many sidewalks were not shoveled or plowed. I was glad I did, because I ran most of my run on roads. Left side facing traffic, of course.
You know how earlier I mentioned my tiredness during the week? How I said, “I can’t run! I don’t want to run!” And I did not run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday? Well, right now, my brain is saying, “I can’t write a blog post! I don’t want to write a blog post!” So everything I remember about this morning’s run is probably not going to make it into this post.
But, as I said, it was not a bad run. The temperature was not that cold and the wind was only sporadic. I ran a few hills, including the one by Valley Health and a few minor upslopes in the residential area behind (what I usually refer to as The Suburbs). I stopped and petted one very cute dog. I ran for 37 minutes, which is how long I ran last Sunday, the last time I increased my run time. That is about how long it takes me to run a 5K, give or take a few.
So I feel pretty good about that. I still have not made my final decision about the Reindeer Run. I’ll keep you posted.