Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Finally got some LSD! (Don't worry Mom- that stands for Long Slow Distance)
In a few of my latest posts I have been lamenting the fact that I haven't been able to do my long runs. Weather and sick kiddos (and husband) have totally derailed me. My last long run was over two weeks ago and I must admit that I was freaking out about it! Ah, but this is the life of a mom, right? Things never go exactly the way you plan. I was almost going to give up and attempt 11 miles on the treadmill. Blah!! My love for the treadmill moves to blind hatred after about 6 miles. But today the weather was going to be good and the husband was going to be home (yeah!!) so I got to do my long run outside!
I drove to the Mary Carter Greenway got out all my gear and realized. . .uh oh, NO IPOD!!! No!! A long run without music! I almost got right back in the car, but I just couldn't. Who knows when I would be able to run this long again. My race is 2 1/2 weeks away and I have to be ready. So I sucked it up and ran without it.
Here is the funny thing though, it was a great run. Without my music distracting me I really got to enjoy how absolutely beautiful it is in Colorado right now. Yes, Miss "I hate snow" "I miss the beach" is saying that I was loving my Colorado living today! The grass is getting green, the leaves are budding, the river was flowing, and I got to run through fragrant blooming trees. It almost made me forget that my legs were on fire. . . almost.
Beautiful day, beautiful run. So, will I ditch my ipod for future runs? Hmmm, maybe I will just try to look and listen at the same time.