How is it possible that my longest training run was also the easiest?
For starters, a cool front blew in to Texas. This cool front was so anxiously anticipated by us long-suffering South Texans that the local news asked people on its Facebook page to “let us know when you feel a change in the weather in your part of town!” It’s been humid and in the 90s for months on end. When my husband and I woke up, it was 55 degrees. I looked out our window and he jokingly asked “Is there snow on the ground?!”
The trails were crowded and many people were overdressed.
- I saw several long sleeve shirts stashed in trees and on benches.
- I saw a man wearing a giant windbreaker (the sun was shining).
- I saw a woman on a bike wearing a jacket, hat, and gloves (yes, really).
Also helping make this an easy run were my new hydration belt (by Amphipod) and new sports bra (by Moving Comfort). I didn’t have to carry anything in my hands, and I didn’t have an armband chafing me every step of the run. My new sports bra was amazing and comfortable. As all women know, the quest for the perfect fit can be relentless.
I felt so free during this run! I ran 6 miles, which is the distance of my upcoming trail race next month. Nothing can stop me now!!