Alright, I don’t have wee small children so I am guessing having the whole day to myself is probably a little different from attempting to entertain the kiddies. Especially when going outside freezes their face “that way”.
Yesterday, I worked, cuddled with Simon while taking a nap and then did some running! Wahoo! The couch’s siren call is much greater than my treadmill’s but I got it done. I did 6.2 miles and there were a few surprises:
1. It was the longest I’ve run since Dopey.
2. When I first started running, I almost felt like I had forgotten how! I ran last week so this was a weird new calf learning how to walk thing.
3. I did some running in my Hokas. At first it was very strange. I mean they are comfortable and not heavy at all, just different.
4. After running in them for about a mile and half it started to feel more normal. Usually, I’m a bit stop and go on the treadmill but I fell into a decent rhythm. I’m going to credit the shoes.
5. I did four miles in the Hokas, after doing the first two in my Brooks. I don’t think I will run much more than that at a time until they are broken in a bit more so my feet and legs get accustomed.
6. I can’t quite tell if the shoes are too big or not. I tried them on at the Disney expo and the woman who fit me said “these feel about right”. Is this a definitive answer? Am I over thinking this? They feel big but let’s face it, these shoes don’t look the most streamlined so I can’t tell. I ordered a pair of 8’s so I can do a comparison to the 8.5. At first, I felt my heel slipping out but once I tightened the laces it was better. Enter some neurosis about wanting the PERFECT shoe. Seriously, it’s an illness.
7. I got to look at my beautiful organizational handiwork!
I know folks talk about how they lose fitness and whatnot if they aren’t running much. Yesterday’s run felt great and the lack of pressure was welcomed with open arms. I didn’t realize how much I fixated on the challenge with every run. Many thoughts that consisted of, “if you can’t run x distance today how are you going to run 48.6?” or “if you don’t do this run you are never going to make it through the whole weekend!” You know, lots of self-support going on there!
But things have changed. As previously mentioned, Mile 14 changed my running world a bit and gave me the boost of ego that I needed! Oh look, this picture just happened to fall into this post!
Happy winter y’all!