|I love that this was christmas lights.|
I was going back and forth in my head the entire drive home after acupuncture as to weather I would suck it up and run the 7.5 miles on my treadmill or get my butt outside. Well I got home just after 6pm and it was dark and my husband was not home for me to tell where I was going. I decided to dress for a run outside and hope he would be home by the time I left. I put on my running tights with the neon green stripe and then bright shorts over them. I then added my new white fleece running jacket with my reflector belt and blue gloves. I looked RIDICULOUS! Tom was not home but I decided to just run outside anyway. I had my road id (which has the wrong phone number for him anyway since he got a new number but i didn't realize this until I got home) and my phone so I felt safe. I also did what I tell everyone else to do (but never do myself) and only put in one earbud. I also decided to try out a water bottle I won in a give away. I have the worst luck with water bottles usually so I had been putting this off.
When I first headed out I planned to stay in my immediate neighborhood but that got boring quick so I took off for my long run route. This was probably not the best idea because we live very close to a mall and the traffic is CRAZY. I just wanted to check out the Chritmas lights. That is one of my favorite things to do and I have been feeling a bit "off" and bah humbuggy since we did not decorate this year.
|I love Tarder Sause so very much!!|
So the water bottle was in the center of my lower back tucked into my reflector belt. At first I hated it as it made my jacket ride up but after a while it was fine, it did leak a bit but nothing too bad. It flew out at one point and I have no idea why but other than that it stayed put. It was also pretty easy to hold when I was running with it in my hand for awhile towards the end because I was thirsty. I held off on drinking until mile 4 so I can try and not stop at water stops during 5ks.
I know it seems like I hated this run but I didn't I loved being outside running even with all the problems. I was not cold nor was I too hot even though I was sweating like crazy. I am so glad I decided to take the run outside but next time I need to remember to bring my knuckle lights!
When I got home Tom was home, chatty and wanting to make dinner but I was tired, sweaty and my feet were KILLING me so I was grumpy at him. But he is just so good that he waited until I showered and relaxed for a bit then made me pancakes.
OH! And the reason I have not decorated at home is a good one! So even though I don't like not having a tree I will be waking up in Belize on Christmas morning so I will survive. We will be staying at a yoga retreat so not only will I be staying in a thatched cabana on the beach but I will be doing yoga every morning over the water.
|My ass will be in that hammock many MANY hours reading|
See I can't be too upset. Plus I decorated my desk at work to tide me over until next year and really I am not going to pretend I will ever take these down.