Last night was an 8km run with Wedgie – I’d be lying if I said I enjoyed it. I had absolutely no energy and my legs felt like frickin’ cinderblocks! But I wouldn’t have gone on my own, so I’m incredibly grateful that Wedgie agreed to do a run with me. So as you can imagine, the social bit of the run was great – we caught up on everything that had gone on since the last time we ran together. As usual, there were some laughs and gossip! But the physical part of the run was a real struggle for me – I felt beat.
However, our time was fairly consistent, despite the terrain. I need to tell you how absolutely treacherous it is out there. The temperature is fantastic (above zero) but with that comes major melting and flooding. There were many times we had to gear down and hop around gigantic lakes of puddles. There wasn’t too much excitement as far as interesting things happening along the run; we did come across a lady walking a dog who seemed over-zealous, but other than that, nodda!
Thanks for the run last night W!
Here are the stats:
- Distance: 8.01km
- Time: 53:48
- Pace: 6:44
- Best Pace: 6:10
Today was my first day back pounding pavement – it was tough! I knew it would be and that I’d probably have a hard time motivating myself to get out, stay out and finish, so naturally I called on my great friend and running buddy, Susan (a.k.a Wedgie). She obliged (thankfully.) I bought a pair of Asics socks last week, anticipating that I’d get to try them out for a long run. However, when I got sick they just sat in the drawer so this morning I pulled them out, put them on and laced up. They were fantastic! They’re not the typical ankle style (as you can see.) They stayed dry, breathed and didn’t let my foot move around in the shoe. The best part: NO blisters! YAHOO!
We hit the trail at around 10:30 a.m. It was snow covered, slippery and cold out there but we had a great run and finished very strong. Our pace was good and consistent and faster that it usually is when we pair up! I’m still a little bit congested, so my breathing was the hardest thing to keep consistent, but I’m glad I held off all week and didn’t push myself because I think it would have been to my detriment. We had lots of laughs, saw many faces as people were out walking, running, skiing. Oh and I was lunged at by a dog – side note: did not have my glasses on and wasn’t sure if it was a full-grown, medium sized dog or a puppy, turned out to be a “puppy”. It was so bizarre. The guy was just waiting at the gates with his dog, watching us come along from several hundred metres back. He didn’t move and was definitely trying training him to stay. Dog failed. I nearly peed my pants. Thank you for making us part of your lesson!
Anyway, it felt so nice to get back and especially doing so with a friend. Thanks for coming out, Sue!
Here are todays stats:
- Distance: 5.02
- Time: 33:40
- Pace: 6:42
- Best Pace: 5:50