Well after my guilt ridden post yesterday, I kept up with my plan and went out for a run this morning. I was up at 5:40 am and made myself a mini whole wheat pita with peanut butter and banana. I caught up on some blogs while I munched and then checked the weather. I had a feeling it was going to be chilly since the heat in the house kicked on, but I wasn’t thrilled when I saw 45 as the current temperature. I thought I had retired my cold weather gear until the fall! I pulled out my favorite UA long sleeve (with thumb holes!) and geared up for the chill.
I got in a good 3.2 miles along the CT shoreline. The sun was just coming up over Long Island Sound and I saw 3 beautiful cranes fishing for breakfast. I’m actually really happy that I waited to run this morning because the scenery was much more enjoyable. The only downside was that it was low tide, which isn’t very pleasant when your breathing heavy during a run. It reminded me of what the Bog of Eternal Stench would smell like from Labyrinth. If you’ve never seen Labyrinth, you need to do that…NOW!
I tried out my new Injinji socks this morning. Not so good. They are much thinner than the Balegas that I usually wear and I now have the makings of a blister on my little toe. This toe is prone to blisters on long runs, but never for 3 miles. I thought these socks would prevent blisters because they isolate the toes, but I guess I need to just stick with what works and find a blister solution for longer runs. Any suggestions? Good thing my friend Amanda loves these socks, so it’s not a total waste.I wanted to share this great image that I found yesterday on the blog Dimples Does It. This got me through my run this morning and is something I will continually have in the back of my head going forward. I’m by no means fast, but I’m out there and I’m moving! That’s more than I can say about myself from a year ago and for many people who think I’m crazy for this journey I’m on. Even if you’re walking, you’re not on the couch!
Thank you for all of the words of encouragement from yesterday’s pity party. I know I need to be easier on myself when I veer from my schedule. It’s a flaw of mine and I’m well aware of it…but there’s always room for improvement, right?!
How do you feel about cold weather runs? What kind of socks to you wear?