Today I went for my usual run in the forest. I have been trying to do my long runs on the weekends, since I don’t have to worry about the sky going dark on me. Now with the time change here in Maine, it gets dark really early. I don’t have any reflective gear for running outside at night, so I am going to have to invest in some for those occasional times.Today’s temperature was 47* out, and yes I was cold. I wore a short sleeve under armor shirt with a long sleeved one on top. Had on my Aesperis pivot shorts, with my compression tights and a pair of shorts on top. (No my butt wasn’t cold at all.. 😉 I have under armor gloves, which I wore, but they just dont seem to keep my hands warm. I am going to have to try and find some mittens that would work for running. Does anyone know of good running MITTENS??? My ears got chilly, so I put on one of my bondiband headbands and I was good to go. I had originally set out to do 12 -13 miles, but the cold air was just sucking the life out of me. When the time came to make that decision to do another 6 miles, I said NOPE and headed back to the car to warm up.I found that I really dont care for running when it is cold out. I guess I am woosy and not a cold weather runner. I’m so fortunate that Rob bought me a treadmill so I wont have to be outside struggling all winter. I am finding that I am definitely stronger in my running when I have a “program” telling me what to do, such as a Couch to 5K program. Today I wanted to try something new, so I didn’t turn that on.
A friend of mine blogged about “RUNTASTIC” and I thought I would give it a try. It literally took me 10 mins to figure out how to start it, but that’s because I didn’t really take the time beforehand to look it over. I just turned it on and away I went. What I didn’t know, is that it posts that you are running, on facebook and twitter, and people can give you motivation along the way and you hear it. At first, I kept hearing a mans low voice, and it freaked me out. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out where that was coming from. But then I heard some clapping and cheering, and then it dawned on me what that was. Was scary for a few minutes though.. haahha.
What I like about Runtastic is the user interface. It’s easy to read and understand. I was actually so impressed that I bought the GOLD version! I dont know how many more runs I will have outside, but when I am anywhere out there, I will be using it for sure. Here’s a screenshot of todays run…