…according to my roomie after my run this morning. It was said with love though, I think, and was said because I was dripping rain all over the apartment. Even after taking off most of my layers outdoors. Boo rain.
But my run on Tuesday was really freaking good. It helped that the weather was really nice, not as humid as Monday with partly cloudy and mid 50s for the temperature. And YAY I beat the rain. The only downside was that I had to stop 4 times to find a bathroom although the plus side is that I now know all the buildings on this particular route that have public restrooms. Win? Maybe?
It was a mid-y kind of run distance wise, last “real run” before Monday, and my legs are feeling tired and twinge-y and, well, taper-y. Although strangely enough I finished feeling pumped up and strong. So I made the executive decision to run the risk of being late for work so I could do this
Put my feet up, eat some breakfast and enjoy the wonderful weather. I really can’t think of a better way to start the day. The mornings have been really nice lately and so have the nights, I’ve actually been able to sleep with the window open!
And yes those are the Boston 2010 chip and the WR 2010 tag on those shoes. I guess that pair has fallen to be the “racing shoes” as they’ve only been broken out for races (I train in the same style but, obviously different pair as these guys have ~200 miles on them)
And they’ll be the ones that I wear when I run Boston again this year. I think I probably should have switched into newer shoes (hell even these ones and gotten a new pair for the race) as my ones I’ve been running have…well I’ll keep that a secret between me and my excel “shoe miles” spreadsheet.
I did not wear them again today because it was a rainy and dreary day and I didn’t want them to get “ruined”. Bleh. But it’s okay overall because *fingerscrossed* the weather for Monday looks clear. I can handle the rain for a few more days. At least it’s not snow, right?
The run itself was pretty awful. The rain made the 40* seem even colder. I was actually shivering pretty much the entire time. Not cool mother nature. Not cool. So I was miserable for 96.3453% of the run. Overall I’m okay with it because it wasn’t a confidence deflating run. I knew that the constant, unrelenting rain factored in, so did the choice of route (hello hills!) and the fact that, due to being very busy yesterday at work, I hadn’t eaten much on Tuesday.
And it was sans music.
Lately I’ve been using my iphone to listen to music while doing my runs. Not every one, maybe 3 times a week. It started probably with bad intentions: I wanted to not pay attention to my leg. BAD. But on my easy (and not 0530) runs I’ve been listening to a playlist that’s been pumping me up. I want to dance (and actually it’s been a pre-gaming mix too) when I hear the songs. And it’s been getting me through some not so stellar training without me obsessing about pace and other runners on the pathway I run.
Which is why I want to share it with YOU. Yes this is MM’s first giveaway. A music one.
I’m actually going to pick two winners. The first will win the stuff I’ve been listening to during my training and this is the mix I’m debating bringing to Boston to play intermittently during the painful miles. At the very least it’s the one I’ll force my mom to listen to as she drives me to Hopkinton. The second winner will get my last year Boston mix, the one I listened to in the car on the drive to the start.
Exciting, right? I’ll will say upfront that some of the songs are *not* the radio edits. Here’s how you can enter to win:
Tell me a joke. Preferably a dirty or risque one.
Yup. Only one way to enter. I hate it when people make you jump through hoops. And since it’s a homemade giveaway I’m not going to be that mean. Just tell me a joke to make me laugh. It’s been a rough training cycle. You have until Monday the 18th at 1000. Which is when I’ll start my 26.2 mile to Boston.