As I left the house at dawn to begin my 20 mile run that included the Farragut Half Marathon it was 36', snowing and windy. I had been dreading this race all week as I continuously checked the weather forecast. Of all days, the day of the race and the day that I had such a long run to do. It was all I could do to make myself walk out the door at two minutes till eight this morning.
Garmin ready, music cranked up, I was off, all the while telling myself it wasn't so bad. I'm really good at lying to yours truly. Sometimes I actually believe what I'm saying. As I ran, my thoughts would be how warm it's going to be once I get back home. During the race I could smell a wood fireplace, and wanted to stop just long enough to warm my hands. We all finished the race, our times not being too bad. I for one was glad when it was over. All I had to do now was run home, completing my long training run for my upcoming marathon. My third and last. As soon as I entered my house, I went straight to the shower and turned on the warmest water. I stayed in there for so long not wanting to get out. It felt amazing. Tonight Mary, Helen and I are treating ourselves, its gonna be good. Hmmm, it wasn't so bad.
Mary and I look like pumpkins!!!