The big story today has to be
that Susan D. and I actually drug our asses out the door last night the weather. The conditions here in the Midwest this fall have been surprisingly mild and even though we are 1/3 of the way thru November we haven’t had much, if any, cold weather. Yesterday started out in the low 50’s with wind and rain but the temperature dropped in the early afternoon to approximately 37 degrees, with moderate winds, light rain, and a few possibly imagined snow flurries.
We had planned to meet up with the Frankfort TNT runners at 5pm but I was a few minutes early. As I was waiting for “everyone” to show, I tried to figure out how to steady my shivering hand to grab a photo. Didn’t work out so well.
A blurry photo of myself and Susan D. as we shiver and await the TNT runners……um, where are YOU guys
cuz we are freezing our asses off? We decided to just get moving around 5:15 because we realized that apparently everyone else whimped out was smart and stayed home. Of course, we had to light up the trail in order to even attempt a run. Susan D. brought a headlamp and I had my KnuckleLights.
Several people have contacted me to let me know that KnuckleLights are on backorder so I emailed them this week to see
if I could get you guys a bigger discount what was up. Dan H. from KnuckleLights said that the lights will be available again on Nov 18th. If you place an order prior to that day, then use the coupon code: KL050 and you will receive $5.00 off, plus receive 2 free gifts (a clip-on blinking light and a reflective arm band) with your order. So try not to give up on them, this is a great product; they have just really taken off in popularity as of late. If you are interested, you might want to order now and be on the list for when they get their shipment. It’s not like we will be seeing the light of day ever again anytime soon.
Susan D. once again drug me down the trail at a lightning fast pace.Thanks Susan, I’d hoped for a speedy run tonight and you didn’t disappoint! I think the TNT runners
were scared of our speed will regret not coming because it really wasn’t bad once we got moving. I always say that the hardest part is showing up, or getting out the door, and I really believe that. Susan and I had a great conversation about personal accountability and what justified wussing out skipping a workout. For me, I have a tight schedule so if I don’t do it now, then it probably won’t happen. I’m all about being flexible, just don’t have a lot of wiggle room in my life as of now. So if I say I’m in, then I’ll be there short of being unable to pry Mr. Michael’s fingers off me an emergency.
6.48 miles (slightly suspect about distance, I was thinking we would be right on 6) – 57:04, 1 stop to remove a rather large tree from the trail, 1 stop to remove a few layers.
“Run”way Fashion: Old Navy Active top ($19.94 – cheap and nice, thumb holes and 1 zip pocket, but “in stores only” as of now), Old Navy Active Sports Bra ($10 – on sale now & has a reflective strip on the back if you like to run in your
underwear “bra top”), CW-X compression 3/4 tights (I know you’re shocked, and no I never take them off), and the Athleta Drynamic Track Pant (currently on sale if you are a child XXS). I also wore gloves (my favorites are Manzella Sprint Glove liners which have a reflective palm), the freebie windbreaker from the Hot Chocolate 15K, spi-belt and knucklelights.
I encourage you to get out the door, each and every time that you can. It isn’t going to get any warmer, or less windy, and the sun isn’t coming back for a long time. You can either sit in the house
and pout til spring or come out and join us for some great conversation and fun running! Hope to see YOU soon!
What do you do once the good weather heads south…….. Do you skip your workouts, hit the gym, or keep on trucking outside?
Stay Warm & Be Safe, Amanda – TooTallFritz firstname.lastname@example.org