Then I remembered that I can’t stand on my hands, and that running on them was right out. That lead me to lean toward running on my feet instead. This was probably a great choice on my part for so many reasons – most of which you have already thought of, so I won’t go into it!
Ok, so all humor aside, yesterday ran later than normal, just the day-to-day. The entire reason – was I hadn’t gotten the items needed for my Whole30 meal, and had to stop at the store on the way home. Granted the Bacon/Roast Beef/Lettuce Club Wraps – were AMAZING!!!! (Whole Foods carries Bacon with no sugar or preservatives – Whole30 compliant!!!) I was well fueled (aka, ate too much) for my run – with the wraps, as well as the addition of fresh pineapple. So I was all set!
I decided to go with the same direction I went yesterday, with a little longer of a trip to make it to four miles. Stopping at 3.78 last night, did annoy my slight OCD tendency. With the full belly, and being the second day in a row (as well as it being dark and a bit icy), my pace slowed down. I would have added more excuses there, but I couldn’t come up with any. Overall, the run wasn’t to bad. I am never super in to it when I am running at 8 at night, but it was ok. By the last mile, I was ready to be home. I spent the run listening to an Audiobook, and found it did help. I’ll be curious to see how effective it is when I don’t have to look for ice in the dark! Hard to get in the “zone” in that circumstance.
The Second mile was really where I was struggling, but everything soothed out for the last two miles. I do really think that if I had been running in a condition that I didn’t have to be quite so alert in watching for broken side walks, ice, etc – that I would have been “in the zone.”
Overall, a nice time out!