On Saturday morning, Paul and I had plans to have a disc golf/running date at Pinchot Park. I really wanted to run the Lakeside Trail loop- about 8-9 miles depending on how many wrong turns you take.
Unfortunately, it was dreary and rainy all morning. It was the kind of weather that made us just want to curl up and stay inside.
Finally around 1:00, I hit the streets. I wanted to do at least 8 miles, but as soon as I started running, my joints felt creaky and my legs felt heavy. Hmmm this may turn into a quick five miler.
Luckily, my body quickly warmed up I was feeling good after about a mile. They say that happens, right? It eventually started pouring but it was warm and humid, so the rain didn't feel bad.
I ran all kinds of weird loop dee doops around my neighborhood. The amount of Trump signs in my hood has doubled over the past couple days. Freaking crazy. It felt like I was in the Twilight Zone. After Friday's release of the tape depicting Trump as a sexual predator, I thought maybe some of those signs would disappear.
I didn't check my pace until the very last mile. When I saw I was at 8 minute miles exactly, I sped up a little bit to get in under 8. I do that sometimes!
I was starving by the time I was done running. After I stretched, I had a bowl of generic Life cereal and two pieces of provolone cheese. Cheese is a good post run snack, right!?
It was a rainy, dreary run... but it felt good!
Good luck to everyone running the Chicago Marathon today!