Friday, January 6, 2012
Joining Operation Hardcore Fit & great weather for running
Perhaps my favorite running blog is "Watch MeGo Run". I've been a regular reader for several months and her blog is always fun and joyful as she details her running and other adventures (and sometimes misadventures). She also has some great pictures from races and just life in general.
She is starting (or continuing) an initiative called "Operation Hardcore Fit" where many of her readers and friends pledge to be "hardcore" in their running during the next year. While I had no intention of fooling around this year (Running 101 is over), it may be helpful to be part of a group to support and to be supported. So... I'm in!
You can check out her post about Operation Hardcore Fit and see for yourself!
The weather was tremendous today! After my job had me traveling to various parks, I decided that it was just too nice to go back to work and a took a couple hours off, primarily so I could run. It was 48F and sunny, which is a rarity in Michigan in January. I toyed with going out in a t-shirt and shorts, but decided to wear sport pants and a long sleeve shirt. If it was a race, I would have went minimal, but I knew the warm-up walk and return after running would be chilly.
I was starving as I hadn't eaten anything all day - all I had was a bottle of Gatorade. It wasn't intentional, I didn't even decide to run until mid afternoon. Not wanting to eat and upset my tummy, I didn't eat anything and had yet a bit more Gatorade for some nourishment before heading out. The plan was to do at least 5 miles, but I wanted to do more and ended up doing 7 at a mid-pace. It was my longest run in over two months and felt pretty good.
The plan is to run at least 2 of the next 3 days to stay hardcore.