Chilly Morning Run

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.

Sadly, this is not me in this pic 😉

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.

Toesocks = Blisters
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?

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  • I actually don’t wear socks!! I am looking into the iniji socks though now that I am running longer distances.

  • Hey! I LOVE your blog! After I found it I read it start to finish. I’d really like to start running but am sort of overwhelmed. Any advice?

    • Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog…I’m having a blast writing it!
      It can be overwhelming and a bit scary to start out. First off, take it slow and don’t get discouraged in the beginning. I had this problem for a while, but you eventually will get stronger. Check out Jeff Galloway’s methods. He has a great run/walk method that is perfect for people easing into it.
      Are you thinking of running a Disney race?

  • I wear the Injinji socks and love them. I had terrible blister problems for years, and I’ve finally found the right combination of shoes and socks that don’t give me blisters. Over the years, I’ve tried many, many, many shoes and just as many socks, and the Injinji’s and Brooks Adrenalines work for me. Have you tried using Body Glide on your feet? That usually helps for blisters too.

    • Thanks for the feedback! I really thought they would help and I was very surprised. I used to wear Adrenaline’s and loved them, but recently switched to Ravenna’s which are working much better for me. I use Body Glide for my longer runs, but I think I’ll have to try it more often. I’m thinking I’m going to have to tape my toes for races…lovely. 😉

  • I use Body Glide on my feet to prevent blisters. For me it works wondefully…That with the right socks has stopped the painful blisters I was getting. Hope you get something that works for you.

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