Normally i would be all excited but today my thought was "oh crap, i'm eating candy and i'm not in the frame of mind to run" but i jumped up and snarfed down a peanut butter sandwich real quick to hopefully offset the sugar i had just eaten and got my running clothes on.
Earlier in the day the weather was perfect for running but by 2 pm when i was heading out the winds were at 23-26 mph...great if your running with the wind but totally sucks running against it!
For the first mile i was just feeling like a load of bricks trying to run. It might have been somewhat because of the speed work i did at the track yesterday that my body didn't like so much but while i was running i was thinking about all of my runs...the first mile is never great. I need the first mile to just warm up. Sometimes in the first mile i just feel like turning around and going home ( the thought crossed my mind today) .
Thank goodness the first mile doesn't last forever and by miles two and three i start getting in the groove. Of course today i turned and started running against the wind in miles two and three so getting in the groove was a little tougher today.
I then also got chased by two little dogs that acted like they wanted to eat me. I once again humiliated myself by dancing around kicking at them and screaming on the sidewalk of a semi busy street. This is twice in the last couple of months and i have had my fill of little pooches chasing me down!
I am at 24 miles for this week and tomorrow i am OFF. My body is tired, it needs it and then plan to finish off the week on Saturday with a long run.
Hope your having a great week! Hope you get past that tough first mile!