It really sucks getting up early in the morning and running. It is really hard to motivate myself to run in the first plan, never mind getting out of bed early, bundling up for the near freezing temperatures, and heading out into the dark.
There was a time in my life when a quick three mile jog was a warm up for a grueling track workout. Or maybe mile repeats on the University of Richmond campus. Today, this week, three miles requires maximum effort, but I can already feel my body getting stronger and the run was easier today.
My legs are still a bit sore, especially my quadriceps just a few inches above my knees. Some extra stretching will probably clear that up.
Today I could have gone a bit further than normal (If one can come up with a definition of 'normal' after three runs). I was thinking about finishing the Fat Boy Flit (3.5 miles) and then doing the Golfcourse Loop (2.75 miles), but decided at around mile three that I would stick to today's goal and maybe shoot for a longer run tomorrow.
I am going into the city today for Kilili's swearing-in ceremony. I'm going to go into the office for a few hours first (and probably after), so I wanted to finish up my run, stretch, and start to get ready.
So I ran 3.5 miles today, bringing my total miles logged for 2011 to 12.5. With 360 days left in the year, I have 1998.5 miles to go before I reach my goal of running 2011 miles in 2011.