When I got home, it was simply just sprinkling and a nice 64 degrees.
I was craving a run, and Nathan was out busy brewing so I headed out. I wore an old pair of my “extra sneakers” some older running gear, and because my rain coat was incredibly STAAANKY (oops) Nathan gave me the go-ahead for me to wear his rain coat. No worries though, I’m thinking about adding this running rain coat to my Christmas list!
Before I headed out the door, I downloaded the “Charity Miles” app on my iPhone. Earlier in the week I got an email about the charity Every Mother Counts. Some Oiselle team members are running in the NYC Marathon for Every Mother Counts. Unfortunately, I’m not one of them, but I still wanted to help the team out. By downloading Charity Miles, every time you go on a walk or a run, it will donate $0.25 per mile to Every Mother Counts. Super easy!! All you have to do is download it, and move!
After I figured everything out, I headed to the park, because I figured that the trees would protect me from some most of the rain. Which, it did. I didn’t mind the rain though. It was warm, big drops, the kind of rain that you can only smile when you run though. :)
Surprise - I had the whole park to myself on that early Friday night rainy run! Actually, I had the whole park to myself, or so I thought….until I was running uphill and saw three turkeys running towards me! AHHH! I quickly turned around, paranoid the whole time running back down the hill that there were more turkeys in the woods that were waiting to chase me and eat me!
I ended up running two miles back around town. Here’s my splits:
Mile 1: 10:19
Mile 2: 19:52 9:33 -0’45”
When I got back, I planked for:
and found a move from Women’s Health Magazine Online. It’s called a Reverse Lunge and Rotate. Basically you hold a dumbell across your chest, reverse lunge with one leg, and rotate your torso to the side that you stepped back with. After you lunged, return your foot to the starting position, as well as your torso to the front. Then, switch legs. I completed two rounds of ten on each leg.
I felt great during the run and both of the exercises after. I felt so good that…
I signed up for a race! The race is in December in a surrounding town. It’c called the Hot Chocolate Run, and will be on Sunday, December 2nd. Hey, anything with HOT CHOCOLATE and RUNNING, has my name all over it! ;) It’s a “5k run though Downtown Northampton promoting freedom from violence in Hampshire County.”
This is actually my first December race ever! I’m pretty excited! Should I start planning on what to bundle up in now?! ;)