I decided today would be a good day for a long run. I’ve only gotten up to 11k since recovering from a calf injury and I have a 30k Around the Bay Road Race at the end of March, I’ve got to get my butt in gear.
Well, it was a blah day and even though it was a fairly mild -8C instead of the miserable cold we’ve been having, I couldn’t get excited about running today. This cold weather is making me angry deep down inside. Being cold makes me angry, going outside makes me angry, the weather forecast makes me angry, I hate my coats, I hate my boots…I’m just done with this weather. Unfortunately the weather doesn’t seem to be done. I am going to do my best to enjoy every moment of this summer. Every moment.
Well, I started my run anyway, but at 3.7k my Garmin beeped that my battery life was low and at 3.8k it died. I’ve been having a little trouble with it saying it’s at 100% all the time. Hopefully now that it’s run all the way out it will work again. Anyhow, the only reason I kept on running at all was because I was about 1.5k from home and I couldn’t just quit where I was. But when my Garmin died, so did my desire to finish my long run. I’m sure if I wasn’t so worried about my training I’d have finished my run … oh who am I kidding, I’m addicted to my Garmin. I have to see my run. I have to see the map, my elevation, my pace. I’ll try again tomorrow. (And maybe take my old Garmin as a backup. ;D)
At least I got another great boot camp class in last night, and I feel much better after it than I did last week. This morning I was able to brush my teeth and feed myself without assistance. Imagine getting the food on the fork and then bringing your face down towards the fork…that was me last weekend.
Hopefully the week gets better from here.
Question: What running gear have you found you can’t live without?
– Jackie –