“After climbing a great many hills, one only finds that there are many more to climb.” Nelson Mandela
Today it was freezing outside, but I finally told Winter where to shove it! I looked winter straight in the face and told it to SUCK IT!
I went for a nice run and it felt amazing to NOT BE ON THE DREADMILL!!!!!! I ran 1.5 on the dreadymill yesterday and I was not going to again. I have two half marathons this weekend and I am not going to do all of my pre race running inside.
Today was my day to test out my new Brooks Pure Connect 2…I feel like a smurf because they are blue and green, but they felt good. I am hoping this does not change and I am not wearing my support in them. My supports are really worn out anyways. I have one leg that is ever so slightly longer than the other. I haven’t been good about getting supports because my podiatrist was really sick and had to have a kidney transplant. We will see how this shoe goes. I am a little sore, but it was hill night here in Manlius. I had a great time, though the snow hit me in the face. It was nice to finish my workout and still not be blinded by cars. I suspect with daylight savings, I will be able to run “blind-free.” I also am excited that my deer friends are still out and about and run away from me. I think they live in the neighborhood I run by. I always see them at the same sign. Deer will be deer!
Here is a really dumb picture of me but I was trying to show you I had ice on my eyelashes. I think that this has happened before, but it was really stuck! I look like an idiot. This purple head band is from Eastern Mountain Sports and I have had it since my first race. It is a little sentimental, though I am sure it is not as warm as it once was…due to wear and love.
My run times suck this year. Do you believe in superstition? I have a turtle necklace my parents gave me in college. I have been wearing it and I have not had great times. No offense to my parents but I have become a turtle by my own running standards. Last year, I was easily under 8 minutes a mile. Now, I am just old lady runner. I am wondering if I need to get my other turtle necklace fixed? My mom gave it to me and I love it. It is older and it keeps breaking because it is older. I am curious to know if it works? I might no really be any faster, but maybe it will psych me into thinking I am faster and I will have my good luck charm? What do you think? Should I stick with my wiggly turtle and bring my own luck? Orrrrrrr should I get the other one fixed? Let me know…