Okay, so I didn't wake up in the afternoon. But for the first time since last Sunday I didn't wake up before 5 am! So that counts as lazy. (but in a good way)
You know how some runs are good, some are great and some are, well, just awful? I had several great runs last week. Thursday was Speed Class. I ran a 7:36 loop. (just under a mile) And I felt like I just won the Olympics. For reals y'all. It feels good to go fast (and to get faster!) Saturday morning was the long run. On the schedule was 8 miles. 8 windy miles in the darkness. We dropped Michelle off at her house after about 8 and then ran to Panera. And as we were stretching, waiting for Michelle to arrive (she rested and then drove to breakfast) we talked about the extra mileage. All in all it was around 10 and I totally felt like I could have kept going. And you know what, I could have! I love that feeling when you've had a good, long run, but you still have energy for more. It's times like that, that I really feel like a runner. You know what I mean? What makes you feel like a runner?
I felt like a runner this day! (and then I felt very cold as I got in the Pacific Ocean in October!)
I'm signed up for 2 halves this spring. Cowtown a the end of February and a brand new Rock to Victory two weeks later. I'm looking for a third. Something local. I really, really, really don't want to run Big D. That was my first half and while I thought it was great then, I've since realized, that race stinks. They don't call it the "loneliest half" for nothing. It starts out great, but the last few miles are through a pretty run down, disenfranchised, desolate part of Dallas. So, no crowds, no aid stations and only run down, burnt out, crack houses to look at. Now, does that sound appealing to you? Here in Texas, you gotta get your halves out the way pretty early in Spring, or you run the risk of getting very warm. I'm not a fan of running in 90 degree temps. And past mid April, that's what you are going to get. I might be willing to travel if I can find cheap airfare. What's going on in your neck of the woods in late March/April? Sell me on it!
I've been working in the yard today, trimming trees, getting ready for Spring. Yes, y'all, Spring comes pretty early here. My Bradford Pears are already sprouting new leaves. The poor things get confused. It's in the 80's for a few days, then it drops back down to the 30's. Then back again. My poor daffodils just keep blooming and dying. They don't know what to think!
I'm off to Home Depot to buy some pastic tarp. Ah, the joys of home ownership. I might even look at hot water heaters while I'm there. No buy January is soo to end. And if the banging sounds coming from our current water heater are any indication, it's about time for it to retire!