Hopefully that negated all of the sweet treats I ingested in honor of Valentine's Day.
Not the fastest run ever, but I really, really, really, enjoyed it.
I wanted to do a nice, easy, longish run. It was about 6pm and 65 degrees outside. As I headed out, I did something that I never, ever do. I grabbed my ipod, which for the past 2 years has had a permanent docking place in my car. I'm a little OCD when I run and can't stand to have my hair touch my face, my garmin has to be just right, and my shoes tied just so....really..I'm not high maintenance. In the past(like 2 yrs ago) when I ran with my ipod I would get super annoyed when the earphone cord would bounce against my shirt or neck. it was just something extra to fool with.
I don't know what was different about yesterday, but it didn't bother me. I'm going to try it again tonight.
I would love suggestions for some songs to download to a running play-list.
I also got a new gadget a few weeks ago that I have been bringing along with me on my nighttime runs.
The Petzl Zipka 3LED Compact Headlamp
I have been looking for a "headlamp" for months. Most of them are big and bulky and have a big thick strap that goes around your head. I knew those would annoy me and feel heavy when I was running so I never got one. Instead I would carry a pocket flashlight. Since most of my runs are in the dark time either morning or night, I really needed a light.
Then one of my running buds Jon showed up with one of these little lights. Instead of a thick strap that goes around your head, it has a retractable zip-cord. Genius!
This is a little description:
|Product Features |
Ultralight 3 Leds headlamp mounted mounted on retractable cord. Ultra-compact and ultra-lightweight mounted on retractable cord, single compartment contains LED and batteries, 65 g including batteries. Long burn time. 3 LED produce flood beam lighting with a long burn time. one lighting level. The retractable cord allows the light to be worn on the head, around the wrist or attached to a shoulder strap on a backpack, etc. Certification: CE. Technical specifications. Water resistant for all-weather use. Cord made of strong Dyneema. Light beam cannot be tilted.
I wear mine around my hand (kind of like a super-hero lazer) ;)
Last night I tested it's super powers. A large dog was approaching me from behind and I turned and charged at it with my Petzl(lazer) aimed at it. It's pretty bright, so either the dog was scared off by the amazing powers or thought I was a total moran...either way it left me alone.
Tonight I am going to do some speed work. A little HIIT maybe. I am loving this weather!
Hope you have been able to get out and enjoy the sunshine!
Grace and peace,