I went for a two mile run last night and did a few dumbbell exercises afterward. Everytime I run for less than 3 miles I assume that the run will feel light and breezy and ya know what? It never is. I don't know if that is a mind trick I play on myself or if it's just reality. Do I just over think how easy it will be and then when it's a little work I am surprised? No clue.
I have discovered that my lungs do not like the cold weather. I had some trouble breathing and it took me longer than usual to catch my breathe when I was finished. Highly annoying seeing how it's going to get much colder and I do not like running on the treadmill.
Last night I felt I needed some inspiration so I went down to the bookstore and bought The Complete book of Running For Women. So far I really like it. Expect the part where she writes something along the lines of, "...going a relaxed 10 minute per mile pace....". Hah! I can't even run a 10 mpm pace yet, and if I did it would not be relaxing. I'm slow. Can't help but say it. I feel so slow. Last night I ran my 2 miles in 24:33 and that took effort. I know, I know, don't worry about speed right now, work on distance. I really want to do that, but I can't help but beat myself up every now and then. But on a positive note, I have started a new program. Hal Higdon's 10k novice program. I am on week 2 so this Sunday I run 3.5 miles! I am excited to up my mileage and soon be able to run 6 miles! See? Up and down, up and down. That has been my whole day. I think I will relax with a few glasses of wine tonight. Ahhh, that sounds so good!