Welcome, spring… oh wait it’s snowing. Never mind.
I had been entertaining ideas of running today’s 5-miler outside, because 5 miles on the treadmill is a long, long time to run in place. But thanks to the snow and slush and rain I was stuck inside. Anyway, I did finish the run, 5 miles in 1:02:40, and somehow I even managed to pull of negative splits– a nice bonus! The weather is supposed to be nice for tomorrow’s 7 miler; that’ll definitely be outside.
My shoes are giving me a little grief though. They’re a bit short and my big toenail might be rubbing slightly, plus my feet keep falling asleep (progressively loosening the laces helps for a while). I mean, I can put up with them, but it would be so nice to just have a pair of shoes I don’t have to mess around with. I’m envious of people with normal feet (whatever that is) that don’t play Russian roulette every time they buy a new pair of shoes. If I could pull it off, I’d run barefoot just so I didn’t have to deal with it!