Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sweating it out

I am on day three of being too sick to run... so I might as well recap last week's long run!

I cut my 14-mile long run down to a 10-miler.  It was below freezing, and I was dressed well... I thought.  Then I reached a point where I couldn't keep myself warm anymore.  Please tell me I'm not the only runner that sweats through two base layers?!  I was comfortable for 9+ miles, but then I was just too sweat-laden to maintain my body temp.  Gross runner problems...

The good news is that my body felt great running, and I'm still constantly amazed by how my running fitness has improved in a year!  It was also a beautiful, peaceful afternoon on the lake.
Ice fishing anyone?
Even the deer were out enjoying it, just hanging out along the road.  They hadn't even moved when I passed by again 5 miles later.
All those spots on the hillside are deer... you'll have to trust me on that one.
I love running at this particular park because even during the winter, you pass an indoor bathroom every 5 miles.  Few things are more heavenly than indoor plumbing on a cold long run!
I'll even forgive them for the paper towel dispenser for being empty.
Another bonus of a cold-weather running is that my post-run chocolate milk stays nice and chilled just sitting in the car.
Drink boxes aren't just for the kiddos.
And if you were grossed out by the sweat... rest assured that I did clean up and shower before heading to a friend's housewarming party after!
There's no way to make iphone self-portraits look classy...

1 comment:

  1. Yay for indoor bathrooms! That is definitely something I think about on long runs. Bummer about getting cold. I hate that! I too sweat through my first layer or two and then get the chills sometimes.