Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sunny 9-mile Run

This morning started off really chilly, as in 32 degrees chilly. But, finally some sunshine. Oh how I've missed sunshine. Luckily, I didn't have anything pressing this morning, so that meant we could be lazy and wait for the temps to warm up a bit before going out for a run.

When we started our run at 11:15, it was about 45 degrees, clear skies, and seemingly no wind (don't forget this seemingly no wind statement please). We started off just chit chatting. Laughing and talking about random things. I was probably doing most of the talking, but we can pretend that Jason was chatty too ;-)

The first half really seemed to fly by for me. I was soaking up the sunshine and enjoying Jason's company. We made our turn around...and were smacked in the face by the wind. Oh yes, the wind I didn't think existed? It did exist. I was really getting hot until that turn around then it was a sudden cool down. I was really glad I had left my gloves on at that point.

Jason might have been happy for the wind because it did shut me up a little bit. It's harder to be a Chatty Cathy when you're running into headwinds. But, sometimes joking and laughing helps you get through those tough spots. Or that's my excuse for continuing to try to talk.

When we got close to the car, I Jason asked if I was going to go a little farther. I said I was, and I assumed that meant he was just going to stop and wait for me. I tried to hand him my water bottle, which felts like a lead weight today for whatever crazy reason, but he said he was going to go on with me. So, we ended up hitting 9 miles today. For me, it was a fantastic run. I know a huge part of that was because of the sunshine and the company.

My sciatica was hurting pretty badly, so I tried to stretch out and roll a little extra before getting cleaned up. It was hard sticking to the stretching because I was getting so cold and the hot shower was just calling my name.

Tonight we have plans on going to a holiday party with friends. So after I showered, I went ahead and did my hair and makeup (you know, sparkly smoky eyes kind of thing). We still needed to eat lunch as the party wasn't going to be ideal dinner food. So we headed out to Vino's Pizza & Brew Pub - yep, me and my crazy smoky eyes with jeans, cardigan, flats. The great thing is that Vino's is such an eclectic place, not one person would have noticed.

Anyway, we're about to finish getting dolled up for the party now (thought a nap sounds kind of nice right now). I promise to take pictures and do a better post tomorrow. I do hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday!

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Run with Jason
  • Sunshine
  • Holiday party with friends