Happy Monday everyone! I’m really dragging this morning so my apologies for the assorted ramblings of the post you are about to read. I also came down with what can only be described as the head cold from hell on Saturday which left me runny-nosed, watery-eyed, and altogether useless. An emergency shuffle to the closest pharmacy for some heavy-duty zyrtec and I was (almost) back in business.
Moving along…I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a fabulous Mother’s Day! Both J’s mom and my own happened to be out-of-town so we spent our Mother’s Day enjoying some beautiful, albeit chilly, weather. AKA the perfect running conditions.
Kudos to Knoxville and their awesome Greenway system. Miles of paved roads, usually covered by foliage and away from traffic. I ran part of the Third Creek Greenway during last months Knoxville Half Marathon, and decided to run it again, this time with J.
Double kudos to J – he’s been cranking out miles like a fiend in an effort to train for his very first half marathon in June. He put out a solid 9 yesterday and I did 11. We followed our run up with some tasty froyo (which happened to be in the plaza where we parked our car – score!). Although I was sick, I followed my ‘above the neck’ rule and it actually wasn’t bad. I went a bit slower than usual but J and I were able to talk the whole time and enjoy the sunshine which was nice.
I need some fellow runner advice. First, I ran with a hand-held. I rarely do this but as I was sick I figured it would be best to have something to aid in my dry throat every now and then. Anyone personally run races with one? If so, do you think there are significant benefits to it? I’m thinking of utilizing it this weekend and would love some opinions.
My second running related question: I need your thoughts on visors and/or sunglasses. I tend to fog up sunglasses when I wear them (the sad result of chipmunk cheeks) and was looking into investing in a visor as an alternative. Any thoughts or opinions on either? Hate running in a visor? I’d love to know why. Gosh, I love having this blog as a forum to ask all the stupid questions I want. You guys are the best 🙂