I was feeling a bit sluggish this morning, probably due to the fact that I was up late last night and even after going to bed, the pouring rain and high winds kept waking me up. The wind also woke up our Westie (Charlie) and I had to get up and take him out in the pouring rain! He freaks out during storms and almost ALWAYS has to go outside to pee! Nervous bladder, I guess!
I got up just after 6 and after getting Conor off to school, I ate a healthy breakfast (I'm trying!) and did a few household chores. Oh, and of COURSE I had to check out FB and a few other social sites online while drinking a second cup of coffee!
Even the second cup of coffee didn't help with the lethargy and I ALMOST decided to go back to bed for awhile!
The rain had pretty much stopped by around 10 o'clock and I was debating with myself---run, or nap? As I passed by my computer while I was still debating, I glanced at my screen saver and THAT DID IT!! There would be no early morning nap!! I would RUN!
What's my screen saver that would motivate me to run you ask? Why it's the Verrazanno Narrows Bridge! For those of you who don't know--this is the bridge you run across just after the start of the NYC Marathon! I absolutely LOVE running over this bridge! This is such an exciting part of the marathon for me and I'm sure for most of the runners!! It is rather odd that I love running over this bridge so much, considering the fact that I am terrified of heights, AND even more terrified of high bridges that go over water!! Go figure?!! Maybe it's the fact that I feel very empowered as I cross over! I feel like I'm conquering a lot more than the steep incline over the bridge--I'm conquering FEAR!!
Anyway, I'm really glad that I went out for my run today. I only ran 3 miles, but like I have said before, I am using a very conservative training plan for NYC. I really don't want to risk re-injuring my back right now and I also have to be careful with my knee. I am GOING to be ready for NYC!!!
On a sort of weird side note to my run today--I had the hiccups for almost a mile and a half of my run! Not the little, barely felt or heard hiccups--the VERY LOUD and VERY ANNOYING non-stop kind! Have any of you experienced this while running? Maybe it's not that unusual, but in all of my years of running, I have never experienced this before!!?