Sunday, March 29, 2015
Pick your poison
It was quite an interesting long run today. I really didn't feel like getting on the treadmill -- it's been kind of jumpy, like the belt lags for half a second and then speeds up, which has been bothering my knee that doesn't have any cartilage left anyway.
But I also didn't feel like dealing with 21 mph winds with gusts up to 34 mph. What to do? In the end, my desire to be out in the fresh air and sunshine won out. A few layers later and I was enjoying a windy run as much as as I could.
I did laps in a route around my neighborhood, which made it interesting. Running north and east was fine. Running south and west was another story. The wind was something else -- I felt it pushing me back and even pushing my legs to the side as they were in the air. I debated just running north as far as I could and calling for a ride home. There was one major gust that made me a bit nervous and start looking around for tornadoes.
After 12 miles, I made it home safely, a bit blown around but no worse for the wear. My lab mix, remembering that I took her out at the end of a run a few weeks ago, was thrilled because obviously me coming home wearing running clothes means a run for her! I was too tired to really run any more by then, but she pulled me sled dog-style down the block so insistently that I gave in and jogged around the block with her until she pooped. Next time I'll come home a mile early and take her out with me for a bit.
Even though it was a bit windy, a long run out in the sun and fresh air is not a bad way to end the week.