This weekend was a busy one and it is the first of many. Spring sports have started so we are at the soccer and baseball fields almost all day Saturday. I'm helping coach Punky's soccer team (a.k.a. corralling eleven 4 and 5 year olds).
This morning I slept in (which is 7:30 for me) and tooled around home before going out on my run. It was 73F when I headed out. I haven't run outside in weather over 50F since last fall and it was a shock to my system. I put my garmin on my fuel belt so I couldn't easily see it - today i was running by feel.
I'm no longer wearing my New Balance shoes for running. They gave me enough blisters to last a lifetime so they are retired to errand running.
I took off and before the first mile was done I had sweat dripping off my nose and chin. Have I mentioned that I love winter? Well, I do and I want it back...NOW! Since Mother Nature isn't going to listen and send a freak snowstorm my way, I ventured on.
Today's run took me through four different subdivisions. They were all built about a decade apart so the houses were 40, 30, 20, and 10 years old depending on what part of my run I was on. It was fun to see the differences in the subdivisions in the spring. One of the best part about the subdivision I live in is that the builder made sure to leave the mature trees up when he build the houses! We have lots of beautiful trees which means lots of shade.
I dropped the camera off at home after 3 miles and went on my way after getting a quick picture of myself. I wore my new Running Skirts Mesh Tank that I won. It was perfect for today. And yes, I used lots of sunscreen! I also wore my Yurbuds running for the first time! I love them.
Since I was running by how I felt, I had no idea of my pace. I just listened to my heart rate and breathing and adjusted accordingly. I was pleasantly surprised when I got home to see my 7.07 mile run had an ave pace of 10:16/mi. I was expecting 11+ because of the heat and different time of day!
I hope you had a great weekend too!