It was another sunny and warm day. I think this is the warmest March since I came to Chicago in 2001. I planned to have another easy day today. So instead of going to the forest preserve trail, I ran around the neighborhood with my corgis. Since they didn’t run a lot during the winter, I don’t take them with me for longer runs. I thought about 4 miles would be fine for me and for them. But once again, my run didn’t go as I planned.
It was much warmer than I thought. The sun was too strong. I brought water and their water bowl for them and tried to go along the shady part of the sidewalk but they didn’t take the heat that well. I worried about them. So after a little bit more than a mile, I took them back to the house. I should’ve taken them out for running when It’s cooler like early in the morning.
After taking care of my corgis, I went out again to continue my run. My mileage for today was 4.05 miles. It wasn’t that good of a run I hoped for but with today’s mileage, I reached the 600 mile mark (600.24 miles). Hopefully, I can have a better run day for my next milestone.
The sunshine was so bright. It was quite temping. I love running outside on a sunny day. But it was too cold to run on the street. The temperature around noon was 27 degrees and with the windchill it felt like 20 degrees. I know some winter warrior runners still run on colder days than this but I really don’t like the cold day. Everybody’s different. I can put up with the hot summer day but not the cold and windy winter day. So usually my running outside temperature is above 50 degrees. With the beautiful sunshine, I go out around 40 degrees. But not today. No matter how tempting the beautiful sunshine is, my body doesn’t like the coldness. So I went to the gym.
Today I ran 6.21 miles. It was a good tempo run. My 15th week was completed. This week’s total mileage of 39.16 is the most weekly mileage so far. If I didn’t have one “rest” day which I ran just 3.31 miles, the weekly mileage would go above 40 miles for the first time. But I don’t regret having a less mileage day like that. It was a much needed one. And I know sooner or later, my weekly mileage will go up to 40 miles or more when I start to throw in weekend long runs.
One more thing I want to say is, with today’s run, I passed the 500 mile mark (502.73 miles). It is so wonderful to see that one step at a time accumulated everyday and became 500 miles 🙂
Oh, my 4 new sports bras were delivered today. They are super bright Samba pink color and I love them! They are the gift from my husband to congratulate my 100 day project completion. Thank you my dear!!