Friday, October 27, 2006

baby it's cold outside

brrr. sadly, this was my first week-day cold run.

after about 5 minutes of debate between my running and non-running self, the debate ending with my running self calling the non-running self a big loser, i got up at 7 to go for a 4-5 mile run.

let me give you a few bad ideas for things to do leading up to even a short run. 1. don't eat dinner the night before. 2. don't eat breakfast before you go. 3. don't drink enough water the night before or before you leave the house. 4. rationalize all this with "it's only a little run!"

one would think, or at least i would think, that after running 10 miles and finding it okay, 4 miles would be a piece of cake. not so, when you take into account items 1-4. i was also exhausted last night for other reasons that i'll tell you about later (no, not *that*). i wasn't tired, or winded but my legs were so freaking heavy! it was like one of those bad dreams, where you're running but not moving. ah well, at least i know why!

i also need to stock the fridge and unpack all my kitchen stuff. we're supposed to eat within 30 minutes of running to feed your muscles. today i was stuck eating a power bar. malt nut. mmm.

okay, time to shower and get to work.

today's mileage: 4.0
total mileage: 148.1

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