I skipped my Thursday run because I wanted to sleep. I told myself I would run Thursday night. That didn't happen.
Then I didn't run Friday.
Today I figured I had better run-no more skipping. So I ran my long, weekend run-3.2 miles. It was cool-in the lower 50's. I am sure anyone reading this who is from anywhere north of Texas is probably chuckling, thinking about what a wimp I am. But when it is in the 50's it is just cold to me. I opted for running pants, rather than shorts, but I did wear a t-shirt.
By the end of my run I had an earache from the cold wind blowing into my ears (note to self-must find my ear muffs), and a sore throat plus that feeling you get in your lungs from breathing in cold air (second note to self-must find my hat that covers everything but my eyes).
The positive thing that came out of my run-I ran really fast! I had to warm up somehow, plus the knowledge that as soon as I was done with my 3.2 I could go inside. I do believe I will soon be using my gym membership a lot more regularly to avoid another run like this one!