Yes, I did it! The. Snow. Came. Down...and I did it anyway. Here is the shocking part...there were TONS of people out there! TONS!
We drove out to a winter park in the burbs. I am telling you, the place was like a ski resort for runners. It was crazy! The parking lot was packed. Everyone in our group was doing different distances. I am waaay out of shape, so I did the both four mile loops and called it a day.
I don't know what I was thinking doing 8 miles coming off of not running for 2 months? Dummy:P The first 4 miles felt pretty good. I was keeping a good pace, it was icey, but I was navigating it pretty well. The second loop was brutal:P It was steep hills, and really slippery. Not fun:(
Worse than that, I always push my running shoes too far. These are the ones I trained and ran St. George in. They are done. For those of you who don't know. If your shoes are done, you really feel it in your joints (knees especially). My knees were killing me by the end! Bottom line, I gotta buy new shoes. I hate doing that! When did running shoes become more than a $100 a pop! Gah!
Here is my plan. Since we have the bib for The Big Sur Marathon, I am going to train for it. It is April 26, so I have a little time to train. I am not going for any qualifying..just going to train. If I like how I feel...I'm gonna run it. That's it...sound good?