In the midst of all the Thanksgiving food and fun, I actually PR'ed this morning!
I woke up this morning about the same time I usually get up and ready for work. I made a quick blog post earlier then headed out to my mom and dad's. The plan was to get there, and get my run in early before I needed to get busy baking and helping my dad with the Turkey birds and then we would eat around noon-ish.
This was the temp when I got into my car this morning.
And this is the view that I had across from my house before I left. Frost everywhere!
After I got to my parents house, I grabbed my knit hat and gloves and then headed out. The run started out as they usually do with me questioning if I could even make a mile. Usually once I do hit that mile mark, then I'm good to go. That was the case here today too. At first I was just thinking since it was so cold that I would just do one mile and then determine how I felt and if I wanted to push a full 5K. Once I got going, I felt fine. The only thing cold was my face and even that wasn't quite as bad after a few minutes.
My splits were actually pretty decent for me. The 2nd mile was a bit slower, I think I was running into the wind or maybe it just felt more windy. Not sure but it there was less houses around so I guess it would make sense if the wind was whipping a bit more.
My parent's neighborhood is fairly big, in fact, it was just shy of a full 5K. The last little leg, I had to go a bit further than where their house is and loop back, but I did end up with the full 3.10 miles. All in all, I didn't see a single soul running until the very end, I saw a couple of walkers (the non-zombie kind) out and about. I ran the entire thing without my earbuds in too, since I wanted to make sure I could listen for oncoming cars and potential dogs.
All in all, it was a fantastic run. Not sure if I was faster because of the cold or what, but if that's the case, I'd MUCH rather run like that then in the heat any day! Chris did a great job on buying my new cold weather running gear too. It worked perfectly for me this morning!
And of course, so glad I got the run in and I felt a lot less guilty eating today!
Here's a couple of shots of the 2 things I baked (Corn Casserole and Sweet Potato Crunch) and then the fried turkeys that we made. I forgot to snap pics during the day of the rest. It was a wonderful day filled with food and family!