No pictures today. Well, actually one, since it quit raining at 13.72 miles of my run today-not that I was counting or anything.
The husband mentioned we still needed to procure heartworm medicine for our fattest dog (the three previous places were out) and I mentioned I could possibly run over at Lake Park, the next town over, and then go to the store for the medicine.
The hubs mentioned early Sunday that I might want to start my run sooner than later. Although the weather forecast called for 100% chance of rain, the temperature was 66 degrees. BUT as the hours went on, the temperature was going to drop also.
This bike asphalt trail was my normal training ground when I worked in town. With all the rain, I decided to NOT take the actual singletrack trail with my road shoes on.
I started running on the asphalt bike trail and within two minutes the rain was beating down. Acck! I haven’t even gotten warmed up yet.
Although the temperature was about sixty degrees, I was not counting on the strong wind that was blowing the rain sidewise. I was not feeling this run. But then the trail turned, and now the wind was behind me. Okay.
I got warmed up, but every turn into the wind drove my temperature down again. I was listening to Zen and the Art of Triathlon podcast, where Brett talked about being miserable on his training, so that actually perked me up a bit that SOMEBODY else was miserable too!
Then I started listening to an awesome interview on the Tim Ferris Show with a Navy Seal, Jock Willink, and that really empowered me to keep moving, keep going. I have a 100 mile race in 96 days!
I didn’t really get that good a look around Lake Park, it was easier to keep my head down. Given that I can loop back to my vehicle in 3 miles, I will be back over there again for some more training miles.