treadmill antics… Yurbuds… Freezing Sundays!
The freaking mercury was well below 0 degrees Celsius for the third Sunday in a row…
I knew while out locking up the car late Saturday night what was in store the following morning. The air was bitter, the scene was still, and not even the animals were dumb enough to scurry around in that cold.
Sunday reared its ugly head and a quick click to The Weather Network confirmed my suspicions -13 with a wind chill of -25… I don’t care how winterized the tights or the number of layers one can squeeze into until looking like the Michelin man, I wasn’t running 12.5 miles in those conditions.
To put the icing on the cake, our Province of Nova Scotia cut back more than a million dollars on snow removal this year and a snow storm on Friday, and poor removal of the said snow, caused havoc on the highways particularly the sides of the highway where a person would run… This is not the time or place for this rant though…
So as you can guess I quickly packed up my gym bag, changed into my shorts and T-shirt, and headed for the treadmill. The excitement was written all over my face and luckily I had purchased a pair of ear buds Saturday which made the task a little more pleasant.
I visited 3 LARGE electronic stores and none had Yurbuds. Maybe they are not available in Canada? I settled for a pair of JVC ergo fit due to having these before and them working for me in the past.
Side note number 2;
Yurbuds appear only to be sold at the Apple store here in Canada or purchased online… Go figure!
While on the treadmill, avoiding the clock like the plague, and completing 12.5 miles, something happened for the first time ever… I hit the wall!
It wasn’t caused from de-hydration, black out, or being under fueled it was caused from a momentary loss of concentration, my MP3 player first being flung off the back of the unit and me being flung off shortly after and directly into the wall behind me. Luckily no injuries were reported; I just looked like an idiot…But I accomplish that on the best of days…
I completed the run, all 12.5 miles, in 1.35 and was never looking forward to drinking a beer and eating something very bad!
37.5 miles for the week, 2 weeks till Half-marathon, 1 run outdoors and do I think I am ready? NO!