So, today I did my own run. I have some lofty goals for 2013, including finally running a few marathons, so this was day 1 of my 18-week training plan.
It was quite cold out today. I waited until the mercury hit a high of -12C, but it felt much colder than that, even though there was very little wind. I was very happy to have my wool buff, a present to myself for Christmas, since I bought them for all the other members of my family and I couldn't stand to be the only one without one!
I was also trying out my new watch, a present from my husband for Christmas. I didn't know that it didn't have a heart rate monitor until I was out with it, but I am impressed with how very quickly it picks up satellites, a huge improvement over my last garmin!
It was very icy running today. I needed to do 5K, which is normally a run to the road and back, but in reality that is only 4.5K, so today I looped a bit, looking for that last half. I overshot it a bit, but then I think it is better to do a bit of extra training than not enough.
It was a slow go. Certainly after being out very late ringing in the new year last night (this morning), it would have been easy to skip that run. So the win, I guess, is the fact I have it under my belt.
I am looking forward to being back in shape and being happy with my running again. It has been awhile.