Today was my day for a long run. This time it was 7 miles at my favorite trail, Breakwater. I was really hoping the snow would have melted but boy, I was wrong. Most of the trail looked like this.. but some of it was dry, and some of it was patches of ice.
I learned my lesson from last time and bundled up with long pants, long sleeve Techwik shirt, a hooded long sleeve shirt, mittens, and a fleece ear warmer. By mile 2, I was taking off my hooded shirt. By mile 3, the ear warmer came off. By mile 3.5, an upset stomach had me walking more than I wanted to. Thankfully, I just breathed deeply, closed my eyes a bit, walked a bit, and it soon went away. I brought the Pomegranate Luna Moons I bought last week at the running store and had 3 at mile 4 and 3 more at mile 5.
I really liked the taste, but it was such a pain getting them unstuck from my teeth. The last mile was pretty brutal- I could hardly feel my legs at this point, and I felt heavy and weighed down with mittens and ear warmer stuffed into the side of my shorts.
I ended my 7 miles at 1 hour, 24 minutes, an 11:58 pace. It was slower than I wanted, but the snow was tough to run in, my stomach was upset, and I was fidgetting with clothes for a bit. I’m really hoping it warms up soon!
Oh, I’ve been forgetting to share this. I’m a visual person, so I decided I needed to add some motivation to my bathroom mirror 🙂
And now butt is planted on my brand new sectional while I watch some good Lifetime movies 🙂