I was planning to run 6 miles tonight after work, but the floodgates have opened in Seattle today. (The power also went off in my neighborhood yesterday and all my carefully-timed-and-spaced clocks were different, so I ended up standing in the rain an extra long time this morning whilst waiting for my bus. #firstworldproblems) Should I be a wuss and stay inside for a date with a Jillean Michaels DVD, or should I brave the wet and windy craziness to get in my 6 miles? I could always do it later this week…
Devon snapped this picture of me and my roomie at the Fremont Oktoberfest 5k yesterday (pictured: awesome compression socks, and my
glorified fanny pack runners’ belt):
By the way if you would like a running
fanny pack belt of your own, you can find this one (and other smaller, less sherpa-like versions) at iFitness! I love it because I can haul all my crap (phone, keys, ID, bandaids, lip balm, camera in an attached pouch) and the belt doesn’t bounce at all. You do end up looking a bit more ridiculous, though ;D
I am actually a little bit SORE today after that 5k effort yesterday! I think this is the first time I’ve been sore after a 5k! I guess you could argue that by association, it’s the first time I’ve really pushed myself… which may be true! I think a lot of my mid-race issues are mental… my legs usually feel good, and while my breathing gets a little crazy (I always sound like a freight train regardless), I guess that would be normal in a 3.1 mile sprint session, though I usually take it to mean CRAP my cardio is full of FAIL. I did finish the race feeling like I could have pushed a little harder…
On another note, can you believe October starts on Saturday?! HOLY CRAP WHERE HAS THIS YEAR GONE.