Let me just start by saying that all work weeks should be Wednesday through Friday. Amazing. I am still in holiday mode and honestly don’t plan on getting back to the grind until well after New Year’s Day. Yesterday I worked a 16 hour day (miserable) but that just made getting off early today extra wonderful. I could not wait to kick off my second 4.5 day weekend in a row with a run.
This morning I woke up and the house was freezing. I threw on several layers of clothes for work and ended up wearing way more gray than socially acceptable. Ooops.
Yes, those are socks with my flats and I don’t care. My feet were cold. Also, these adorable Michael Kors flats are some sort of medieval torture device and they murder my feet. I was hoping the socks would maybe protect my poor heels a little bit. I was wrong. So very, very wrong.
The weather is super weird in Tallahassee. You can wake up to frost on your windshield then searching for shade from the blaring sun and heat by lunch time. At the office my frozen bones started to defrost and I started to worry that the clothes I packed for my run this morning while shivering might cause me to overheat during my afternoon run. Then I stepped outside and was greeted by grey skies and 40 degree temps.
Not the most beautiful weather but it was perfect for the inaugural run with my new tights.
At some point in the last few days, I lost my headphones. I would be sad, but they sucked and I have been wanting new ones for way too long so this is a good excuse. So it was a quiet run with just me and Garmin today. WARNING: the following pic contains a very pale, freckly arm.
Anyway, I ran 3 miles in 29 min flat. The miles were slow for a few reasons:
- I was messing with Garmy the whole time trying to learn new tricks
- I am not a fast runner
After a few more runs I will do a full review but here’s a hint: I’m loving it.
But as much as I love Garmy, I missed my music. I am oddly dependant on it considering I just started running with music at all a few months ago. I hummed the chorus (because that is the only part I know) of the Lumineer’s I Belong to You for the entire run.
After my run I decided to pop into Target and pick up a new pair of headphones. I gave myself a pep talk before going in “You can do this. You can go to Target for one thing and one thing only. You will not buy a basket full of things you don’t need”. A few ornaments, Christmas candy, shirts, earbuds later….
The car ride home was spent lecturing myself about self control and buying things I don’t need. Then I told myself to shut up and I ripped open my new candy.
Do you get sucked into the Target black hole? Are there other stores that you can’t walk out of empty handed?
Do you run with music?
Have you hit up any after Christmas sales?
I love buying Christmas candy on sale. LOVE.