Mr. Higdon wanted me to do a 10K race today, but obviously, I didn’t have a 10K race to run. I decided to run six miles since my speedy-for-me 3-miler yesterday plus the time change plus getting up early to meet my word-count goal (YES!!!) for NaNoWriMo totally wore me out.
I was really, really tired this morning. But I got ready to go anyway. It was sunny outside. And not that cold. I was going to wear my short-sleeve Issaquah Salmon Days t-shirt with my tights, but then I remembered I’d be on the shaded trail for most of the run and chickened out. I also wore my hydration belt, which I packed with my phone, a strawberry NutriGrain bar, Burt’s Bees lip balm and a Band-Aid blister bandage (just in case).
It didn’t take long to regret my clothing decision. I rolled my sleeves on my REI shirt up to my elbows. Now, I understand the appeal of the Moeben Running Sleeves. Other than being a little too warm, the first couple of miles were uneventful. Then I ran into this: