My thoughts feel so discombobulated that I'd love to do another bullet point post, but really...that's just copping out.
Yesterday's run called for a nice and easy 30 minute jaunt. It was -7°C (19°F). Why is it that your Garmin takes forever to catch satellites when it is cold out? I thought I dressed pretty warmly, but I was freezing...my tummy off. It looks like all of my running tights are a bit big and even the drawstring doesn't help adjust enough to keep those babies from riding down while I'm running. And my long sleeve shirt was a bit on the short side so it came untucked. And it was windy. And my stomach was freezing. I was so happy to turn around and get that run done. 3.34 miles in 31:50 and I never really warmed up again that afternoon. Yes, I think we could say that was uncomfortable.
The traffic to get to Walmart after work was ridiculous! I was pretty shocked to see no line at all for Customer Service so that I could return my DVD. Somehow or other it still took the three people behind the counter several minutes to help me out. I was absolutely knackered last night so I wasn't even going to attempt to get up at 4:30 this morning to try to make it to swim class. I gave myself an extra half an hour and woke up well rested. I have a scheduled rest day tomorrow but if all goes well I might try to hit the pool instead. I will feel guilty if I don't swim at least once this week!
I wasn't going to miss my run today, that was for sure! I had a 50 minute VO2 max run scheduled. It contained 15 minutes of :30 fast and :30 easy in the middle. The description from my coach? "This should feel really uncomfortable Leana. Be prepared." As if the -10°C (14°F) temperature outside wasn't going to feel uncomfortable enough, this was going to throw it right over the edge! I tucked in a longer shirt today and threw a vest over my mid-weight top and this felt a lot better today. My warm up was nice and easy, and I have to say that I loved the VO2 max intervals. There's something about busting out those intervals that makes you know that you've worked really hard. And running fast made the temperature outside seem not too bad... Anyhow, that's about it for me. I've got strength, core and stretching tonight, then we'll see about the pool tomorrow. Have a good Thursday all!