I woke up yesterday morning knowing it was cold out (in the 20’s) so I bundled up in layers after finishing breakfast and headed out the door for my run.
My outdoor run was quickly canceled once I actually got outside.
I was not expecting snow on the ground, not to mention, a layer of ice! I almost fell as I stood there in complete shock.
I probably should have looked out the window before going outside or actually listened to the news that I had on the television which may have alerted me to the treacherous running conditions.
I knew it had snowed all day long on Saturday but it wasn’t sticking anywhere but the grass!
I was not thrilled AT ALL about my sudden change in running plans but I sucked it up and carefully tip-toed my way to the gym for a run on the treadmill.
Talk about a surprise treadmill run. I usually like a little more mental preparation for running on the treadmill but it really wasn’t so bad. I just removed a few layers and went with it.
Speaking of layers (not that I care to speak about layers anymore since it is supposed to be spring), I never found my Lululemon Run With Me Neck Warmer but I did find a new one on clearance yesterday at the Lululemon store!
Only nine dollars?! Of course I bought it. I am putting it away for next winter and since it is a deep shade of pink, hopefully it won’t get lost in my drawer like it seems my black one did.
I also like that it is an updated version; this new one has a drawstring toggle thing to help secure it up your neck in the right place.
So the Fitness Magazine Women’s Half is in a few weeks.
I thought I was going to register but I decided against it.
Although I ran it the last two years, when it came time to finally signing up, I made the decision to skip this year’s race in favor of keeping my $90 for something else.
$90 is a hefty race fee so I started thinking what else I could use that money for at the moment…
Activities with my son during spring break which begins later this week, new makeup, moisturizer, new Lululemon Run Inspire crops, Islanders playoff tickets, a few Pure Barre classes (I love the workouts from home but would like to take the classes too!)
It was not an easy decision to skip this race, mainly because it fell at a good point in my cycle but I put together a list of the other races on my radar which made me realize I had plenty of other options.
I am really hoping to run the Long Island Half again this year. Like really hoping.
It’s looking like it will be a super close call with my cycle as of this moment but I should know more next week, if you know what I mean.
If I can’t run it, I may consider the Bridgehampton half which is only a week later although that race fee is high ($85) for a race that I am not really sure I really care about running so I may just hold off until the Long Beach ten-mile race Memorial Day weekend.
I am okay with NOT running a half marathon this spring if that is what happens.
I am sure that I will be able to do at least one, if not two, of the half marathons on my radar for the fall.
I also decided that I am completely okay with not returning to the Fitness Half this year, even after dropping out of the race around mile seven last year.
I am not all that sorry or disappointed that last year’s race didn’t go as planned because there was nothing I could have done differently.
I always try my best and when I don’t try my best it’s because I have a really good reason or at least a note from my mother excusing me which makes it all okay.
I was never the competitive type, with others or myself.
It’s not in my nature to beat myself up about anything and I have never been one to put pressure on myself either.
The only pressure I have on myself right now is to finish up this post and squeeze in a Pure Barre DVD before my son is awake!
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What’s next on your race calendar?
Do you like to run the same races every year or do you mix it up?
What’s for breakfast today?