Have you ever had one of those runs where you just wish it would be over?
It was like that this morning. The forecast said there would be heavy rain all day but when I looked out the window it was still dry with a bit of weak sunshine so I donned several layers of running gear and set out.
It was pretty awful out there.. I run on farm tracks across open fields. Although I run a circular route, I seemed to be running into a massive and bitterly cold headwind all the way. At one point it was so strong that it felt like one of those swimming machines which pushes you back at the same rate that you move forwards. My thighs were stiff after a fairly intensive Pilates session yesterday and my eyes were streaming with the combination of cold wind and bright low sun. The only thing that kept me going was the huge looming black cloud hard on my heels! Just made it back before the heavens opened and it lashed down.
So was I pleased I got out there? - you bet!!
What's more, my time was pretty comparable to usual which I can't explain other than my strong desire just to get back indoors!
Might have to dust off the treadmill at this rate....