Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday however it was 30 some degrees in Central Illinois the wind was very light and the sun was nice and bright (sorry for the bad rhyming) and I couldn't wait to hit the trail on the riverfront. I normally don't run on Fridays but I couldn't pass up the break in the forecast. And my god was it awesome I am still on a high from that run. The conditions were perfect and the trail was gorgeous. The path was free and clear (some snow spots-FYI w/o winter running shoes jump them) yet the ground had a thin blanket of white snow and with the sun as bright as it was, it was so peaceful and relaxing and I think I had one of my best run times yet. So either I was just super excited to be outdoors or my hill/speed work is already paying off! I wish I could have gone longer but I had to teach however I am grateful for that run and it was probably my favorite run of the year because of how pretty it was. I've been told that if I do just one winter run that I need to hit Grandview drive just after a light snow fall so maybe I'll try to do that this season who knows maybe that just one winter run will turn into something more, we shall see.
Final note: Anyone see The Biggest Loser from Tuesday? It was TBL-marathon with the final 4 contestants. Ada (who's my fav this season) was leading the pack and 1/2 way through the race trainer Bob pops out along the course and asks her how she's doing. She said well and then asks Bob what Marathoners do when they have to use the bathroom. He replies that most just keep going but just go while running. She replies but what if that isn't the kinda go I have to do. There was the uncomfortable laughter and he they decided to use some random porta potty on the route. I was LOVING it. I was like "Ahhhh she's got the runners trots" I was screaming with excitement that they were showing this. So Ada (I know she doesn't read this but don't spoil it for me) Welcome to the Club girlfriend! :)