Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Today I got to run outside because Nate came home from work at 4:15pm. I knew I had to get out the door quick because there was only so much light left. I wore my hydration belt with two bottles filled up. I kind of wanted to get used to it. I took along a gel pack too, but didn't use it. The run was hilly, but that was kind of nice since I have only been doing the treadmill and flat trails on my long runs. I used the suggestions in my book to stay possitive mentally. I do best using the self talk method. I was telling myself on the hills, "I love hills, I love hills, they make my buns firm. :) ) Other things I found myself saying, "I never get tired, I love running, I love running in the rain, I AM a marathoner!) Yes, I got rained on.... a lot. But it really was fine with me. And it made for an awesome rainbow!!! The sky looked awesome today as the sun was setting and the sky was almost purple with some coulds. It reminded me of spartan spirit. (My high school colors were purple and gold) There was one part when I came out of the trees and was heading down my big hill and the sun was shining bright on me and it was so cool. Then I got too low on the hill and it was back to being in the dark. Overall, a good run.