I had a simple three miler in mind for this morning. I had a lot of things on my mind work-wise that I just needed to think through and the best time to do that is while running. I needed this run. I got up early, got dressed and headed out. I was excited since the loop I was running today I hadn't run in awhile and it was once a loop I had to really work up to get to and now it's my easy run. Mentally, that felt great.
However, when I got out the door, I was ill-prepared for the wind. I almost fell over before even getting out of my neighborhood. I never look at the weather online before I head out and now I'm going to start. It was 36 degrees and felt like 26 with the wind chill I saw when I got home. The cold combined with my doing P90X Legs & Back last night were almost more than I could handle. My glutes were so sore; I felt each and every step in them.
I was so cold and tired for fighting through the wind in the very first part that I actually considered turning around and coming home! I've never done that before, and this was in the first .1-.25 mile! I stuck with it though because I didn't want to feel like a failure - and kept reminding myself it's only 3 miles!
The first 1.5 miles were brutal and I was cursing myself for not having another layer on. However, when I finally got to my turnaround point and the wind was at my back, things improved. It was still chilly, but with the wind behind me, I floated home. My 3.15 mile run took longer than any other run of this distance, but it's now done and I can rest up for my 12 miles on Sunday.