Travails of the First Run of the Year
Granted, it has not been that long since I went running.
But I did sorta put all my running stuff away until today and as I got ready to head out the door, Thanks Marie for watching my little one, a few humorous things happened:
It literally took me about 5 minutes to find a sports bra. Geesh! I couldn’t find a ponytail holder either, so I just opted to wear a hat. (Us Utahans are running in arctic conditions.) Then, I spent 3 minutes decided which pair of running shoes had the least amount of tread missing. Note to self: buy some new running shoes. I couldn’t find my knit gloves and finally wore my son’s one size fits all gloves. Didn’t fit, mind you. But I did wear my favorite sweatshirt: Foot Locker West Regional X-Country Championships sweatshirt from my senior year in high school. It is basically threadbare, but I love it and it reminds me of me at 17.
On my run I had one panic attack because of the brown inversion haze on the horizon and wondered if I was doing more harm then good. But, I did enjoy seeing all the Christmas trees sitting by the curb, some of them still had the lights attached. I did see one other runner on the road and I hope as the weather gets warmer I will see more. For me, the first day is always easy, it is the days after that are the real test, but I am in this for the long haul and I know tomorrow is calling and I want to run more tomorrow than I walked today.