We had a great week of workouts. There were 3 strength training sessions, some yoga, and lots of walking. I am still using the Gigabody online workout video service. I had planned to run on Saturday afternoon but it just didn’t happen.
However, I couldn’t let the weekend go by without logging at least a short run, so instead of our usual lazy Sunday morning routine, we had breakfast, waited a short while, and then headed out. I was dying to try out my new Tiux compression socks. It was a bit cool this morning, only about 6°C and gloomy, and the ground is wet from last night’s rain so it was not very inviting… but at least the wind wasn’t blowing and I knew there would be lots of dogs in the park. That is always a bonus for me.
I put on way too much gear… capris over my compression socks… a Tommie Copper tank, then a Tommie Copper long sleeved shirt, then a New Balance long sleeved shirt and then a running room jacket… a headband, some gloves and my running shoes. Wow! Half way through I ditched the headband and the gloves and tied the jacket around my waist… I always wear too much clothing but I hate being cold!
It was a fun 5 km run around the park and along the Strait today… lots of big dogs playing in the wet grass and lots of other runners out too. I saw one young woman in shorts and a tank top. Yikes! I am always suprised by how people can expose their bare arms and shoulders in these lower temperatures.
After we came in, we drank some DRIP DROP, had a good stretch and then I made us some protein shakes and we shared a banana. Oh yeah. I mixed my chocolate Vega One with some hot cofee and when I shook it, it sort of exploded and sprayed all over the kitchen counter and the wall! Was it the heat from the coffee? That has never happened to me before. Nice mess to clean up.
But now I can enjoy the rest of my Sunday morning in the typical manner… being lazy and planning the rest of the week.
What are you up to today?
Do you start out cool weather runs in too much clothing too?