10 miles is the farthest I have run since all the heel nonsense! It went great! I did not run fast - AT ALL - but I did the whole 10 miles. Part of the reason I didn't run fast was all the clothes I had on for the cold. When I left home it was in the negative numbers (barely) and when I got home it was above zero (barely). I would tell you I didn't mind the cold that much and I didn't while I was running but I have been chilled the rest of the day in spite of a hot shower and being in warm places. I enjoyed my time in the car the most where I could really crank up the heat! Thankfully my husband was chilled too! I wore 3 layers on top and just 1 on bottom. Probably should have done two, may tomorrow. I used feet and hand warmers and they worked great as my hands and feet were not cold at all. I only get them out for the really cold days. I also got out my lovely face mask and it was a good call!
I needed it. I took off my glasses after half a mile as they were so fogged up I was running blind!
Notice the steam coming off the river!
It was a very clear sunny day and in spite of the cold I took pictures here and there. Because I ran further I got at least some pictures in different spots than all the usual ones I have been taking lately.
This is taken from a different bridge at the "top"
of the loop on my 10 mile run.
Same bridge, other side.
On the bridge looking toward the
way I will be continuing.
I have signed up for a half marathon in February. It is on the ocean :) and I ran in it last year. It was one of my favorite races of the year. For various reasons I wasn't sure if I would do it and was wavering. I finally heeded the message on the website that it was filling up and registered. The next day it closed! I will not be "racing" it but "running" it. I am trying to get long runs in to be ready but distance and endurance at this point not speed. I am also going to try and sign up for a half in April and are going to start training for that one Monday. That training should help with this half but I am really just running it to enjoy the course and start my vacation off on the right "feet." Ha Ha
I am still getting my stretching in - as I watch my DVDs. I am currently watching season 1 of The Good Wife! I LOVE IT! I wish season 2 was out so I could immediately go to that when I finish. But I think season 2 is on tv right now.
I have been reading as always. I recently read Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt. Liked it and would recommend it. Then I read Casting Off by Nicole Dickson. Liked it okay. Expected a little more. Now I am reading an old book by Catherine Cookson. At one time she was one of my favorite authors. I think she has been dead for awhile now and has no new books but sometimes an old book by her is just the ticket.
For the final time random.ajh picked a winner. The third and final winner of the lovely Cabot socks is
Lee from Lee On the Run- Pushing 50! (yrs. not k!).
Couldn't quite see the top of the mountain.