Yes, today was very warm for a late November morning, so warm Wednesday it is. It was 74°! I am off today on Fall Break from school, so I got to sleep in. Didn't get up til 7:30! That is about as late as my body will sleep. Watched a bit of GMA and then stretched for about 10 minutes. Finally got going around 9.
Wasn't exactly sure how far I was going to run this morning, so I let my body tell me. I was thinking about maybe 6 or 7 miles. As always, I my legs don't cooperate right away. In case you don't know, I am 53 yrs old and have been running for only 22 months. Before that, the only running I ever did was to the bathroom. Anyway, back to the run. At the 1 mile point, I was feeling OK. Wasn't sure yet how far I'd go, but was feeling OK. I continued to make my way through the neighborhoods. At around the 3 mile point, I started to think "my legs are tired, but my energy level was still high". It was at this point that I was starting to decide how far I was going. It's funny, but I had about 3 or 4 different ways I could go. I made 1 turn that I knew would add about a 1/4 mile. After the 4 mile point, I made another conscious decision to add a bit more. I knew at this point I wasn't going to be doing 6 or 7, so I wanted to add enough to feel good about it when I got home.
When all was said and done, I ended up doing my 5.4 mile route. I had intended on going slow, but I always have a hard time doing that. I finished up in 45 minutes with a 8:30 ish pace. Overall, a pretty good run.
I wonder, does anyone else talk to themselves this way? Maybe I'm just a bit strange!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. A time to share with family and be grateful for all we have. I hope everyone has a great day. Oh and no running tomorrow or gym. Mom (my wife), says I have to take the day off.