Today was a beautiful sunny day, the kind of day that is awesome for running! Hmmm? Seems I needed to do that today, what an awesome coincidence!
After running around like a crazy man all day for work, I was able to pack it up early to get home for a run. I had the timing all figured out, as I had to be done for 5PM to go to a friends 60th bday party. The day worked out all good!
When I got my gear on to head out, the temperature was -1C with a decent wind. Thank you to Missy, for the dermatone suggestion. I gooped it on my face to be comfortable from the wind and headed out the door. It was awesome. Bright sunny sky running is so good for the soul. Yes, most of my runs are done at night, so this was good! I find running in the daylight so much more pleasurable and as a result a lot easier to move along. My run today was a LSD'ish run so I was out for the pleasure not to set any land speed records. I moved along comfortably for the whole run not stressing about my pace a lot. Although trying not to stress, wearing a GARMIN is one of the most distracting counterproductive tools you can have. I find myself compulsively checking it every 2-3 minutes even though I am doing nothing about it! It is a necessary evil and I need to learn to use it without obsessing.
Back to the sunny run. As I ran today there were several people running as I crossed through neighbourhoods. I tend to be a very friendly runner, waving at people and saying hello! Here is the deal people, if you have to work to ignore others, go run down the side of the highway where there is no one to have to avoid being friendly to. I guess it might be a pet peeve of mine. Be friendly or wave or do something, but dont put so much effort into ignoring others. And, if you are to tired to wave while you are running at that pace, go and sign up for a clinic before it kills you!
With Monday and one run past, I am now 1 day closer to the start line. As each day passes I am getting more excited with the anticipation of starting my program and even more so for the start line. It does freek me out a little as well! I suppose the things that freek me out is what I tend to gravitate to, the IM is no exception! This is going to be one cool journey with one awesome reward at the end of it! How do you feel a about your journey to the start line? Does it make you nervous? Please share with me some of the thoughts and apprehensions you have felt along your journey!
CHeers to all and I look forward to your feedback!