Well, I flew through The Historian and finished it this evening...all 600-some pages of it! I thought I would write a quick post to say - read this book! It is really interesting, and even more so if you are a history buff!
It was rainy and icky all day today - Mr. Smith and I decided to hit the treadmills instead of run outside. Of course, once we walked over to the gym, all the treadmills were being used. Fabulous. We decided to walk back home, change into outdoor running clothes, and brave the elements.
About one minute - literally - into our run, it started pouring rain, complete with gale-force winds. I don't actually know what that means, gale-force, but they seem to use it a lot on the Weather Channel when describing hurricanes. Seriously...it was freaking windy! Mr. Smith said, even though we were within eyesight of our apartment door, "Oh well, too bad! We're not stopping now that we've started!" and I agreed.
In an instant, the rain started hitting my legs like little daggers. It was extremely painful. And possibly...a bit hail-ish? The wind picked up even more and that was that. I was yelping with surprise and pain...and Mr. Smith suggested we scratch today's run. Agreed! Our main exercise was the sprint back to our front door. We were gone literally about 2-3 minutes, total...and I was drenched and shivering. Not fun!
So, no run today. Boo. Which gives me a bit of anxiety about our rescheduled run tomorrow...since it's now been three full days since our last run. Oh well!
I checked out a beginners guide to training for a 5k, 10k and 1/2 marathon from the library the other day - it has some good training plans. I plan on training for the 10k as soon as we're done with the 5k, so I'm getting excited about increasing my mileage as I read! Now that I have finished The Historian, I think I will snuggle up in bed and read the chapter I need the most: Mental Training and Motivation. Good night!