1st Run of 2013

I did it..I braved the cold and went out for a run yesterday. 
Okay, so it wasn’t the 36 degrees it was when I took the kids to school earlier in the morning, but it was chilly.  Actually, no it wasn’t even chilly.  When I started out I thought, “Ooh..I may not need my sweat jacket.”  About 3/4 of the way in I finally took it off and tied it around my waist.  
It was lovely.  A little cloudy, cool, but not freezing.  
The run was a little rough for me.  I took it easy and ran three miles, trying not to push myself to hard.
I felt slow, which I think was due mostly in part to a lack of proper hydration.  From the little running experience I have, and the little I’ve learned by reading and talking to people, water makes a huge difference in running.  If you’re not hydrated well and then you push yourself to sweat like that…not good.
Anyway, rough or not it felt so good to be outside and to come home having finished [almost] 3 miles.  
It also felt good to wave to a few runners and walkers around my neighborhood.  I love being sociable with my neighbors.  I also love being one of “those people”you see getting their exercise in.  
Is that vain?  I hope not.  I don’t mean it to be.  I just don’t think I’ll ever tire of remembering where I’ve come from and feeling so blessed to have changed with regards to my health.
Weather permitting, I’m looking forward to another run on Friday.  🙂
Note:  Please excuse the photo background..it was laundry day and my only full length mirror happens to be in my room, where I sort laundry.  lol
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3 Responses to 1st Run of 2013

  1. Lori says:

    I am thinking about getting serious thermal gear to ride in the winter time. If our temps got *up* to 36, I would ride. It's been in the teens!

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  2. Leah says:

    You should, Lori! I will invest in good cold weather running gear if I keep up this running. I'm lucky for now where I live it warms up a bit in the daytime. 🙂

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  3. Jodie says:

    Good for you Leah! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your profile picture! You are gorgeous! I'm going to try to blog a bit more now that our little one is here and I've got to lose the weight I gained during pregnancy!! Check out my blog for her picture!! 🙂 \

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