Wordless Wednesday: A New Year’s Day Run

I didn’t have an exciting New Year’s Eve, because I was out cold by eleven o’clock. I had to work early on New Year’s Day. But when I got home, I knew I had to run. I wasn’t going to run for a “resolution kind of thing” because I was just following my training plan. I have two half marathons coming up in the next few weeks and I have a training plan posted on my refrigerator outlining the mileage that I am supposed to do. Yesterday, it said, “3 miles”. I know that because my son announced it when I was lacing up my shoes.

I left my house with the intention of running just 3 miles. I had 47% of my battery left on my iPhone, which I use for music during my runs. But something clicked around mile 2 of my run. I was standing on a bridge overlooking the freeway. I remembered running over this bridge a few months ago, and how hard it was to get to this point. And like Forrest Gump said, “Now you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was going somewhere, I was running!” Only, I am not that fast, and can’t run like the wind blows…but I kept running. At about mile 8.5, my husband called me. He asked where I was. I said a half mile from the house. He said, “how far have you ran and weren’t you only supposed to do 3 miles?” My family was hungry, my iPhone battery was very low so I just ran home.

Honestly, I set out to do 13 miles for 2013. I was 4 miles short. I’m still kinda irked about that. Plus it was getting cold and with no music, it would have sucked. So 9 miles on New Year’s Day!

New Year's Run done! I got to 9 miles & then husband called me to ask where I was. I was only supposed to do 3 miles tonight. #runchat

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3 comments
Jennifer
Jennifer

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Nikki
Nikki

That's pretty awesome. I admire you! Great job and good luck on the half marathons!

Lolli @ Better in Bulk
Lolli @ Better in Bulk

I didn't have an exciting New Years Eve, either, but not because I went to bed early. I couldn't fall asleep and slept a few hours on the couch. :)