I think that Mother Nature is suffering from hot flashes this winter. I’m used to a few random “I can wear a skirt and maybe a tank top” days, but it seems like we’ve had more than normal. And even when it’s “cold”, it’s late fall cold, not winter cold. We haven’t even had a real snow yet. (Watch, now March is going to be a mess.)
Because the weather has been so iffy, I runfess that I shifted my runs around and made a rookie mistake. I moved my long run to Wednesday to avoid the rain on Thursday and Friday. I was supposed to do 10 miles, but completely crashed and burned at 6.5. Why? Because it was 80*. Homey don’t play dat in February. Hell, Homey don’t play dat in June!
Because that run sucked so much, I runfess that I have decided to only run the 10K at ZOOMA Texas. My training has left a lot to be desired and I haven’t run farther than 8 miles since December. Add in possible heat, definite hills, and a full day on my feet at the expo the day before and I’m gonna play it smart. Because I have bigger fish to fry. (If you want to join me, right now TEXASRUN will get you 15% off any distance…)
Speaking of frying, I runfess that when I’m running, I get stupid. My run on Tuesday was a challenge of an entirely different nature. I nearly ran through an electrical fire. Yes, I was that zoned out. I was doing a sprint workout and noticed that the lawn I was running next to was burning. In my oxygen deprived state, I thought “that’s a really odd way to replace your grass.” It wasn’t until a couple of construction workers yelled at me that I realized that all the lawns on the block were on fire and I was running right beside them. (The fire department showed up moments later and when I ran by the next day it appeared that the only damage was to the lawns.) But, wow, runner brain at its worst.
And those bigger fish? I runfess that I once again registered for the Marine Corps 17.75 in order to earn my golden ticket. I’m apparently just that good at registering quickly. I had decided to leave it up to fate and fast fingers and apparently I got my answer. I guess that means at some point I need to start adding miles again.
Finally, I runfess that while I am very pleased with my results with the Faster Way to Fat Loss so far, I’ve got a problem with it. Some of my Skirt Sports skirts are too big now. I know you are thinking #firstworldproblem, but I have some unicorns I chased for a long time that I can’t run in now. Talk about unintended consequences. The real runfession though is that I might hang on to them. History says my size has a way of creeping up on me if I don’t keep up the weight lifting. #thetruthhurts
Speaking of Skirt Sports, don’t miss my giveaway of the new and cute Go Longer Skirt. I love the one I got and it’s going to make a lovely addition to my spring wardrobe.