Pre-workout eats: Slice of whole-wheat toast with Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams and sliced banana
Workout: Ran 4.27 miles; average pace, 9:11.
1. I learned something this morning: You do not need to wear a pair of sweat pants atop running tights when it's 30 degrees. You also don't need to wear a long-sleeve compression shirt, a half-zip and a fleece vest. You just don't. Unless you want to think for a good portion of your run that you are hot - and not in the let's get honked at sort of way.
2. For weeks, I've been running the boulevard-park loops thinking that it was the only "safe" place (aka free of snow) to run. Mark decided, though, that we needed a change and suggested the trail that winds around the college. It was sure to be clear, he said. And it was. Just one thing: The first 400 meters or so, which takes you along sidewalks in front of businesses, were not so clear. In fact, the path wasn't clear at all. I felt my ankles roll several times and found myself doing hurdles over snow mounds created from clearing parking lots. Yeah, make it safe for the drivers; pedestrians don't matter. Grrr!
3. Last night, my dream involved a friend making out with someone inside of an ottoman, driving through the hood of Phoenix with no address to plug into the GPS, ending up at a big arena and seeing a review starring Eddie Winslow (from "Family Matters"). Yeah ... no more Christmas cookies before bed for me.
What's the weirdest dream you've ever had?