Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Not Exactly Mexico - Heidi
This morning was a harsh contrast to my run last weekend. My husband, son and I had attended a wedding in Mexico last weekend so my run there was along the Pacific Ocean wearing shorts and a sleeveless top with pelicans diving into the water next to me. Today, it was about six degrees when Martha and I started out for another run up Commonwealth Avenue. This time we started from my house to add at least another mile each way to make our total close to 14 miles. We were bundled in hats, gloves and multiple layers so the temperature turned out to be quite manageable. When we were past the halfway point, we walked for a minute or two while we drank and it impressed me that the Gatorade in my fuel belt had frozen to a slushy consistency. Today’s run has been my longest distance to date and it felt manageable. It is amazing what the body can adjust to. I did take a short nap in the afternoon, however, which I hardly ever do. One of my running friends had recommended taking a nap in the midst of training so I didn’t feel too guilty!