While I soooooo want to get more snow to make it look more like winter (and Christmas), I’m not going to deny enjoying running last night in clothing that I would normally only wear in early November. A temp of 25F/-4C was tropically wonderful! However, my stupid non-existent circulation in my hands meant that I was wearing massive winter mitts and hand warmers and STILL, this is what my hands looked like when I got back home.
It’s difficult taking a selfie AND getting Parliament in the shot…let alone straight!
This was my first run since San Antonio and so it was the first chance I had had to wear my new Garmin. My thoughts? I HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN – I feel like all I can do right now is turn it on and off. The manual it comes with leaves MUCH to be desired so, on the advice of M, I have downloaded a more comprehensive one to study (yes, soooo nerdy!). That being said, although I don’t understand what it all means for me, the data I got was very cool. The heart rate monitor has sensors that give you feedback on cadence, ground contact time, vertical oscillation, stride length. What will be interesting to see is how all that changes between winter (poor footing and deep snow) and summer.
When I got home from the run last night I did a lot of stretching (mostly of my hamstrings…fearing the consequences of those deadlifts I did in the morning) and rolling my quads out which are full of knots. Oh, and I had a glass of wine while doing this. So civilized. This morning my hammies are tight but not on strike…#winning
Took this last night…every so often I catch Abby doing this…