Yesterday was an awesome run — I just needed to get back out there. Yes, it was a bit wet. Ok, it was pouring (for reference for those of you near me, I ran from around 4:15-5:45 last night). But it was somewhat less raining for part of the run! And it was going to be about 40-50 min, and turned into 1:30 since it was just a comfy day. Ok, I did get a blister or 2 (no socks since I figured they’d just get soaked, and since it was supposed to be such a short run). But it felt great to be out there. GPS ziplock baggied in my pocket, so I could hear beeps for HeartRate but not really focus on my pace, and I really wanted to stay low HR without temptation of a better average speed by pushing it. Got in about 8 miles (GPS has some signal issues with all the clouds and my pocket).
The couch was tooooo comfy last night, so I stayed there. I think that’s the first time in the new place that I just didn’t bother to make it to my room. I think part of me just wanted to be far from alarm clocks and not tempted to use one. I still woke up at 4:15, decided that was crazy-talk, and slept til 6:15. I probably would have had one set for around 5, so this meant a shortened swim of just 1500 yds (instead of 2000-3000), and getting to work a bit later than planned, but that’s ok. This is my easy week of the month, and I can finish up some work stuff after I teach tonight — or maybe I’ll finally find a way to do some easy spinning on the trainer while at the computer 😉
I do love the sound of rain.