This is what we are dealing with here in Ohio. You see those colors??? Yeah that means Fall is here. Fall has always been favorite season of mine until I started running.
I love wearing warmer clothes and layering up...get to wear my scarves!!
Lower electric bills due to the AC not running anymore
I get to decorate with pumpkins and mums and fall leaves.
However...with Fall comes cooler temps (which I like) but that also means rain in Ohio.
Yesterday was one of those days where it was chilly and rainy and yesterday afternoon while at work I was thinking about how I just need to suck it up and run no matter what the weather is. I need to ask if people mind watching Miss H for 30 minutes while I go for a run. If they say no, that's ok, at least then I know I tried. I can't let the weather stop me. I just can't.
Texted my sister and she said she could watch watch Miss H at 6:30...perfect.
Got dinner made, did homework and we were out the door. Miss H got to see her aunt, uncle and cousin and I was able to head out on my run.
And I suddenly was not motivated. Who the heck WANTS to run in the rain? I just wanted to lay down in the grass and take a nap not go run in it! But I went out.
First time running in the rain and first time running with a hat on.
I hated the hat. Made me hot and I just wasn't a fan of having something over my eyes. While I was on my run I kept trying to think of where I could hide it and pick it back up on my way back home but no place ever looked good and I had another runner behind me following me and who knows...THEY might like wearing hats when they run and I'm not giving them a free one!
Running in the rain wasn't so bad, but it definitely makes you want to wear the right running clothes and not a cotton T-shirt like I did last night. It got a little heavy!
I also didn't feel good. It wasn't a great run. My stomach was a mess and a few times I had to stop and walk because I felt like I was going to get sick. Which I hated because the dude that was following me last night on his run passed me 3 times last night! ERR!
But when I got home and showered I was glad I went out. Still didn't feel the best but I did it. Gotta accept that the cooler weather is coming no matter what and there's nothing I can do.
My goal is to build up to running 3-4 miles from now until February 2013 and then I plan on starting to train for my first half marathon right around my 30th birthday. :) I'm kind of excited about it!
|Columbus half marathon - May 2013|
Few other side notes....
Miss H got her school pictures back last night...made me want to cry when I put it in the picture frame and saw all the previous pictures I had in the frame behind the new one.
|1 year old picture and 6 1/2 year old picture|
Also I've been working on my Fashion Friday post.
It's about necklace placement. If you're new to wearing a necklace it'll help you a lot...if you're not...you'll think I'm a little OCD. But I believe there is a right and a wrong way to wear a necklace depending on the neckline of the top your wearing. Check in Friday!
Happy Hump Day!