I got up at 6 so I could try out my new shoes this morning. As I got ready in the bathroom, I heard the rain pelting the window. Let the debate begin!
Brain: You don’t have to go for a run this morning. Go later. Now, go back to bed.
Body: But you prrrrooooomised.
Brain: Oh, stop whining. Just go later today.
Body: But what if it’s still raining later?
Body: So, it’s still going to be hard and we’re going to have to push the kid in the BOB with the non-aerodynamic rain cover on it. Plus, we have crap to do today. Just get OUT there.
Brain: Okay, we can get dressed, but I’m sure we’ll change our mind when we get downstairs.
I’m happy to report, Body won. I went for my run this morning. Once again, this blog held me accountable as I thought about the last line of yesterday’s post. I also thought about my new shoes all tucked in their box. I gotta wake ’em up!
Actually, I was hesitant for second to wear them in the rain, but I got over that pretty quickly.
It was raining hard outside. A heavy rain. A soaking rain. Plus wind. I may have let the conditions get to me. My legs were weak noodles weighted down by heavy feet.
My new Sauconys were so comfortable, but I am worried they are making me run a little flat-footed. Just my left foot, though. After a couple of miles, I tightened the laces. Better, but still felt and heard a big “clomp” every time my left shoe hit the ground. I could feel my right foot slipping around a little, too, but it didn’t seem to be hitting the ground in the same annoying way as my left.
I kept running and I couldn’t stop fixating on that left foot. Then I thought maybe I should just run and quit thinking so much! This worked a little. But then I started focusing on how creepy it was outside. Dark. Shiny roads and sidewalks. Rustling leaves. Swaying trees.
Unfortunately, that didn’t help me run faster.
3.01 Miles: 32:29
Average Pace: 10:48
Mile 1: 10:45
Mile 2: 11:07
Mile 3: 10:33