...the sun was shining.....
birds were chirping (ok, they were probably heading south)....
...I took off my gloves...
...snow was melting....
...for the first 4 miles.
Then, just to make it interesting, the weather turned to this:
I think I nailed down my nutrition on this run (dried fruit every 45 minutes or a gu) but my water intake was horribly off. I lost 3 pounds during the run, which is very very bad. Since I run a 6 mile loop, I have a water bottle planted at the start of the loop, but it wasn't enough. My neighbor drove by on the start of my last loop and here I am, in the sleet, red face, hair all over the place, and he looks at me like I've clearly gone over the edge. What can I say...I'm a maniac. I just needed some cool fluorescent leg warmers to go with my outfit...but maybe I'll get those for valentines day or something ( c'mon honey, you know they're romantic!)
Today, however, the real comedy came into play after my run. I may knock em dead on the road and in races, but when I finish a long run or hard track workout, I'm pretty worthless in terms of intelligent conversation. Talking to me is worse than talking to Francine on American Dad:
Talking to my husband after a long run:
Greg: What do you want to do for dinner tonight?
Rae: Oh, I don't know. We can either go out or stay in.
(note that today I even got dumber by saying we could either go in or stay out while making fun of myself on the aforementioned statement...oiy.)
Talking to my husband after today's long run (He had a 45 mile bike)
Rae: So Hun, how did your bike go?
Greg: Not too bad. It sucked at first but I kicked in the last 12 miles.
Rae: Sweet! So how long did your 45 minute ride take?
Greg: Ummmm...(bursts out laughing)
Wow, Rae, Wow. Guess I won't be entering any Mensa contests after my Marathon in march :-) And while we are revealing post long run weaknesses, you should also know that I am very, very honest and tend to blurt out the first thing that comes to my mind when I am done with a long run or race. So if you ever wanted to know my dirty secrets, now would be the time.
Now that I've revealed my idiocy publicly, I think its time to revel in my successful workout and go watch some engaging television to match my brainpower right now.
Or I could go in. Or stay out. I don't know. What do you think? :-D