I was obsessively checking the weather forecast this morning in preparation of my lunch time run. It predicted rain and THUNDER and LIGHTNING. YUCK! I kept looking out the window the closer the clock got to lunchtime. I saw a slight drizzle but some sun breaks.
I decided to take my lunch early to get my run out of the way and hopefully beat the rain.
I wore my jacket. It was cold out. The second my feet hit the pavement, I ran FAST. My #1 goal was to beat the rain and thunder/lightning. There was a slight drizzle but nothing too bad.
While I ran, I thought about nothing else but running and running fast. I pushed myself hard. I ignored my heart rate monitor. I was so focused, I didn’t even notice when I reached the Hawthorne Bridge. I checked my watch and it was 22 minutes in. That was an AWESOME time for me! I was 3/4 done with the Esplanade Loop at 22 minutes? My new goal was to beat my best time of 34:40.
And I did! I had the BEST time I’ve had to date! I didn’t walk or stop at all. There was little to no rain. And I feel great!
Calories Burned: 425
(Of course, now I see sunshine outside. Never fails!)
Back at work I showered, did some stretching and I’m reading to eat my ham and Swiss sandwich with a pickle.
Tonight’s agenda is a nice dinner out and Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA.