I had a long run today and it certainly could have been better. I'm not going to talk about the temperature and whether I thought it was hot or cold. It was quite funny how many of you gave me grief for calling 15 perfect for a race. Never entered my mind anyone would disagree.
Today the roads had the remnants of yesterday's storm. A majority of my run was like running through soft sand. I think I sang this same song last weekend. But this week I went 12 long miles! Once I turned around and was on the last few miles the road was fairly clear but the damage was done. I was shuffling (phrase picked up from Andrew who must have had somewhat of a similar run) along and could not seem to pick up my pace. I wanted to turn around early but I hung in there and got the whole run done!
This was more than half way - no choice to quit now.
I was on my way home!
I did get my camera out from time to time and take some pictures. Brilliant idea as each time I had a chance to rest. I listened to several podcasts on my Ipod as T didn't come down because the roads were too bad.
I saw MANY more people outside than usual. Everyone was shoveling out. It is getting so there is nowhere to put the snow. At the General Store they were trying to clean off the roof - on both sides. (This is what my husband was doing at home yesterday.) There were 3 guys on the first side - two working and one watching. Then on the other side they were using the tractor. I wasn't quite sure how and I didn't hang around to find out. I JUST WANTED TO GET HOME! ENOUGH ALREADY!