Eight weeks back to running–the final eight weeks of the year. And I made my
childish goal of not wearing full-length tights until 2012. I’m pretty darn excited, I have to say!
Coldest run in nothing more than capri’s–one early morning down around 24 degrees. It really wasn’t bad, though. I’ve discovered through this little experiment that as long as my knees are covered, I’m pretty much good to go.
The weather has definitely worked in my favor throughout this. Today it was already in the 40s when we started, for instance. Next week, however, is finally bringing us some really cold temps–early mornings are predicted to be in the high teens, so I think I”ll finally cave and break out those tights. Good thing I have a new pair from my field trip to Athleta in DC yesterday, as well as a pair from Lucy that I need to review (and yes, there will be a givewaway, so stay tuned).
I can also say I’ve made it back to running some fairly decent mileage. Today I tackled 13 on a truly hillacious course. It was tough, but I did it. Next week my total mileage will be around 30, so I’m getting there.
The last piece of the puzzle will be getting my speed back. I still feel slow compared to my friends, which sometimes gets me down. But I have to keep it in perspective–I was on the DL for the better part of a year. Today I am running, and running respectable distances. That’s a good enough reason for a glass of champagne tonight if you ask me.
Happy New Year!