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Unseasonably Warm

It’s December 28th and my run today happened in shorts and a tank top.  Say what? Christmas day was in the 70’s and sunny.   Boo hoo, I wanted clouds.  😦   Where is winter?  I know I should stop complaining, it will be cold soon enough and I will probably complain about that too.   I’m fickle like that 🙂  I passed one guy running in heavy black pants and full sweatshirt and hood followed by another 4 blocks later running only in shorts.  I’m not sure which one seemed more out-of-place.

I did start out wearing a long-sleeved shirt but I lost it by mile 2.   Ever have one of those runs where you felt like your stomach was leading you?  I know I said that I wasn’t going to worry about December and maybe indulge a little, but I really shouldn’t have stepped on the scale this morning.  Wah.   And to continue the spiral, I ate a tri-tip sandwich while out shopping (Christmas returns) followed by a cinnamon roll at Panera.   So counter-productive.    But I think I have finally figured the new diet restrictions, so fingers crossed I level out soon.  Plus my training plan starts Monday so bring on the calorie burn! Hopefully half marathon ready by February 15th 🙂

Jumping Puppy!
Jumping Puppy!

Today’s run was an easy 5.5 miles around the neighborhood.  I normally don’t run after eating a lot of food because my stomach with its issue just doesn’t like it.  But I am trying force myself to run through it.   I usually don’t eat anything pre-race, even on half-marathon days.  I know that I need to change that in the future.   So like I said, I felt like my stomach was leading the way.  That being said it was a pretty good run.   Ran the first 3 in 30 minutes, with only a little walk break.  As I rounded the top of a hill, I saw my mom and Zoey coming up it.  I met up with them and walked with them for .5 mile.   It added in another little hill but oh well, it had a big downhill.  I took Zoey’s leash while we were walking but she must not have noticed, because about 3/10 of a mile in she looked up the leash and was very surprised to see me holding it.  The look on her face was priceless.  I left them at the downhill and ran on.  I looped around and met back up with them at the school, water stop!  I walked a bit more with them before running on to finish my run.

Data overload
Data overload

I love my new Garmin, and all its shiny new data.  Even If I am still trying to figure it all out.  I was able to send workouts to it but I have not made it to the track yet to test them out.   Right now I all I know is that my pace is all over the place and my cadence is really low.  More things to work on 🙂

I have one last guilty lunch with my family planned for tomorrow hopefully followed by a run.   I also have boring errands and laundry to catch up on 😦

Anyone racing tomorrow?  If you raced today, you rock!!!

Can you believe it’s almost 2014?!!

11 thoughts on “Unseasonably Warm”

  1. Can’t imagine not eating before a race. I don’t think I would make it through.

    At least you are out running and walking. You could just be sitting and eating. And it isn’t like you are this way all the time. It is the holiday’s. Enjoy 🙂

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  2. It was freezing cold in the morning at our race yesterday, but by the afternoon it was nice and toasty! The California weather is seriously confused. But I try not to complain because I see other peoples winter blizzard pics and I feel lucky lol! I great job on the 5+ miles!

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