Sunday, December 15, 2013
Is Nature Conspiring Against Runners?
So I have been busy and I am really glad I decided to do the Runner's World Running Streak or seriously I would have blown off running, a bad idea at this time of the year. Two work holiday parties this week and 2 holiday lunches with friends; I have to double my mileage this week. What is it about committing to something like a running streak that assures the wrath of Mother Nature? I mean really. The running streak started on Thanksgiving. For me a day before, but that is beside the point. Immediately Atlanta had the coldest Thanksgiving in over 100 years. Really? The cold is not that big a deal. I have learned how to dress for it and purchased the right clothes. What I do not enjoy is that it started raining the Saturday after Thanksgiving and stopped...today. I mean come on. I don't mind the occasional run in rain and wet feet, but after a week I felt like a duck. The last two weeks our treadmill fully recovered from the case of neglect it was suffering. I was so grateful that today it wasn't raining I hardly noticed it was in the 3o's with a wind chill in the 20s.
I am happy to report I am still just running for fun no timing apps or watches. I just run with hubby and visit or I play my music and enjoy myself. It has been a nice break. Just running to stay healthy and doing at least one mile a day. So far so good. Day 19 today with a 5 1/2 miler on Silver Comet. The weather kept most folks off the trail so hubby and I had it pretty much to ourselves. One more week of work than a two week vacation. I can't wait. I am almost there. I am not scheduled to work late everyday this week, so I hope I will do better about blogging this week. Almost time to wrap up the resolutions, pay the piper and set new goals! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!