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11 miles today!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

It's been raining all morning this day when I was scheduled to run 11 miles. My head has been a mess because my weight is up 15 pounds from my half the end of November. That extra weight slows me down, makes the run harder, and it annoys me that I'm still working out the weight stuff. Just feels like my life should be on to something else by now.

So rainy day, 11 miles, me... Kept looking out the window wondering how much harder the rain might get. Nice soft rain by the looks of it with a forecast of rain all morning.

Got my gear ready. Gatorade in my water bottle, 2 Gu's, hankerchief packed into my fanny pack. Ziploc baggy over my Iphone and Iphone into my armband. Half marathon shirt, running pants, smart wool socks and running shoes on. 2 extra pairs of running shoes and socks by front door. Put on my neon yellow thin exercise vest for visibility, running cap in place, gloves to keep my hand warm (ooh, found the instant hand warmers from our Alaska trip a few years back, tucked those in my fanny pack just in case my hands decided to get fiercely cold instead of warm as expected).

Took photo to show my general state of readiness before heading out the door to get those 11 miles done despite my being heavier and my head not being in the right space.

Got those 11 miles done.
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