Wonderful 48 degree run!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I had a bit of dread about running out in 48 degrees. I dressed just right for it, though. Gloves, baseball cap, long-sleeved but lightweight tech shirt from the Flying Feather Four Miler a couple years ago, and my running shorts. And Bikilas with socks. My hands felt cozy and the rest of my actually moving parts were totally comfortable the entire run! Remember this outfit next spring and fall!
I saw two of the people on the trail that always smile and wave, and that was a treat. I was so dang happy on my run.
The time on the treadmill has helped! The cool weather definitely was a huge factor in my feeling like running--and running fast!--for the entire 5.5 miles. But there's a sheer cardio power that I felt today that is completely owing to all the runs and two hearty walks I did on that marvelous treadmill the last 2 weeks when runs would otherwise have been cancelled. I'm excited that at age 46 I'm feeling better than this past spring.
I've gone through some weird injuries and discouragements this year, but this was a treat. I'll definitely savor the fact of my body's response to exercise and sleep and good foods. Thank you, my body-self, for just getting out today.