I had my first post-half marathon run this morning. It was also my first morning run in a very long time. Funny thing, I turned my alarm off this morning and was going to say eff it to the run but then one of the Guys woke up and instead of laying in his room with him while he tried to sleep I figured we both might as well get up. I bundled him up and away we went. It was a great morning for a run, forty degrees with no wind. I was fine in pants and a long-sleeve tech shirt, in fact maybe a little too warm, but it was a short run so I was ok. And A. was fine bundled up in his winter coat, hat, with a blanket tucked around him and flashlight to entertain him.
Thirty minutes of running later, and my body was all, oh hey, I remember this, let's do this more.
You're right, body, let's do it!
And now I am in that awkward I'm Not Training For a Race Now What? time. I have a friend who is going to run the Chicago half marathon next fall for her first ever half. I'm planning on running it with her, so I'll register for that next week just to make sure I get in before it sells out. But, that race isn't until the end of September so what on earth do I do with myself until then?!?
I think getting out for a morning run is a good start. A treadmill isn't in our budget this winter, which will suck come inclement weather time. But, our local community center has a fitness center that lets you sign up month by month for only $30. I think I might sign up for a month of it come December just to have a place to run indoors if I need to. Their hours suck, not open early and closed by eight, but that will work in a pinch.
What about you? Any big plans for 2016?