Spring is most certainly here 🙂
I am loving this weather so much!
I was so tired last night that I actually fell asleep for half an hour while reading my run less run faster book- oops!
Today after work I had a 3 mile run with some intervals. I warmed up for a mile (although it was so warm I only had on a vest- anyone else feel weird exposing their arms after months of layers? I felt really self conscious but I know it will go after a few runs!) then measured it by distance- 0.1 mile faster, 0.1 mile slower, for a mile and a half, then a little cool down. In the faster bits I averaged 9.55 miles so not half bad 🙂 Total – 3.1 miles in 31 minutes.
By the end I felt quite tired and my legs felt more stiff so lots of stretching is on the cards this evening. I had some yummy pumpkin pasta (the last of my current freezer stash so I must remember to make some more) -I added some beetroot to it while it cooked and it went all pink and even more tasty! No picture as I was so hungry!!!
I am also looking forward to a pumpkin scone later on.
With the weather getting warmer does anyone else a- struggle to work out what to wear and b- feel weird exposing their bodies after months being wrapped up in many layers?
I wear a vest and ron hill trackster things at the gym all the time, but for some reason running outside by people in their coats and things (and randomly a man out running with shorts and a hoodie with the hood over his head) makes me feel very self conscious.
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You’re right, this weather is really hard to dress for! At the moment I’m compromising with shorts, vest and thin windbreaker for outdoor runs. But today I would probably have just gone out in a t-shirt. In fact, I went out without a coat (layered up with a jumper instead), and that felt totally strange — like I was being really daredevil and irresponsible or something! I think this is where is helps if you read fashion magazines, as I’m sure they give advice about how to layer outfits for work to deal with strange weather changes!
I love being able to run in just a vest, I can not wait until its really warmed up again! It doesn’t really bother me as a) I usually run really early before people are out of bed and b) I just don’t give a toss, I look so rough when I run, no make up and my hair slapped under a head band! I do sometimes feel a bit exposed when running alongside the duel carriage way and all the drivers gawping at you but usually I’m just focusing on the running! I think most people bearly even notice runners now – I would try not to feel too self conscious 🙂
It wasn’t a problem this morning as it was still only 5 degrees – in fact I wished that I’d worn my gloves!
I feel self-conscious in general without all my layers, but somehow when I’m working out I don’t particuarly care.
Funny, I was just saying the same thing to my Mum this morning: I have no clue what to wear in these in-betweeny temperatures, particularly when I’m running from 5-6am onwards and I start off cold but as I get going and the sun comes up I sweat like a pig by the end in my luminous yellow jacket. Sorry for the unpleasant visual there! I prefer to be bundled up too and feel really self-conscious about exposing my legs in shorts, but at the end of the day I have to suck it up and go for comfort because it tends to be my legs that are the hottest part of me anyway.
Mmm, pumpkin pasta. I really need to make that again some time soon! I can only imagine how pretty it must have been with beetroot added.
Those sound like amazing times! And I love that you fell asleep reading that book 🙂
I know what you mean; I’m so in the habit of wearing so many layers, I do it by instinct now… mind you, I’ll need them again soon because as soon as it warms up, they turn on the Arctic air conditioning in my office – NOT good 🙂
It has to be baking for me to wear shorts (I only wore them a handfull of times last summer)- capris are fine for me as it’s my body/ back that gets too hot.
Jessica I agree it is hard when the time of day changes a lot- on my 10 miler the other day it started off really warm as it was in the sunshine, but the sun had gone down and the temperature had dropped quite a lot by the end.
I totally get your running clothes dillemas! I’m never quite sure how hot I’m actually going to feel once I get going too
I know exactly what you mean! When I did my long run last SAturday I started off with 3 layers AND gloves and ended up with a vest top! The forecast is that it is going to cool off too so that will just add to the dilemmas!
Glad it isnt just me with the dillemmas 🙂
Sounds like a fantastic run, I really do need to get my ass into gear and get out running again 🙂
Thanks- yeah now the weather is fab it is even better.