Yesterday, I ran for the first time since the marathon. I woke up wanting to run outside regardless of the weather (wind, rain, 37F), and even though his original plan was to go to the gym, Jeff decided to join me. There’s a 2.5 mile route that is always our default when we’re looking for a short run, so we headed out to tackle that.
I bundled up with two long sleeve shirts, a hat, and gloves, and I wore pants for the first time since last winter. Even though it wasn’t that cold, the wind and rain made me glad I decided to overdress.
Not surprisingly my legs felt a bit tired and heavy, but nothing hurt. I think I could have gone further, but at halfway we decided to walk the rest of the way home. From there, we chatted and enjoyed being outside (even though it was chilly). When we were almost home, I noticed that the rain was no longer rain, it was snow! I can’t believe it’s already snowing, it’s only November 3rd! Good thing my race was last weekend, it was hard enough without rain/snow to complicate matters.
In any case, we made it home before it really started coming down. And then spent the rest of the day hanging out, playing video games, and watching TV. It was a pretty relaxing day. And the snow was a lot more fun to watch from inside.
I’m not sure what the rest of the week will bring as far as running goes. Now that I don’t have a big race on the schedule, it’s time for some easy and fun running!
Has it snowed at your house yet? How long do you take off after a big race?
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It snowed at my house yesterday too. I’m mentally not ready for snow yet!! Good on you for getting back out running, even despite the nasty weather! Some of my run club buddies invited me out for a run Sunday morning but it was already snowing by that point and I couldn’t even deal. I’m afraid that having completed my half has made me a lazy wuss! 🙂
I’m not mentally ready for snow either…but at least it didn’t stick and still looks like fall around here for the most part.
It snowed here all day Saturday, and as of this morning there was still some stuck to my car. Of course, I live on the side of a mountain, so it’s to be expected.
The side of a mountain? Will you be skiing for cross training this winter? 😉
Hopefully lots of cross-country skiing–it’s more of a workout and less chance for injury!
Haha surprisingly it only snowed once here in Anchorage so far! I’m kind of impatient for more. I love snow! It’s so pretty!
oh shucks..only one snow so far! Do you know what it usually does? I get all my Alaska info from your blog.
Haha! Apparently it’s usually pretty snowy by now. I think we might get some this weekend, I’m sure you’ll hear all about it on the blog if it happens!