Had a tough workout scheduled for this morning, it didn’t help that it is the first Really Cold morning of the season. And the whooshing wind made it seem even more uncomfortable. Undaunted, I laced up the shoes, threw on a couple extra layers, including bubblewrap, and headed out the door. Three times a mile with no excuses. Ran nearly perfectly even miles, battling the headwind for sections at a time, keeping the effort honest and hard, telling myself to get it done with head held high regardless of times. Not wanting to let down Killer Coach, knowing I expect the same from my charges.
Its easy to get out on those perfect Fall days. Not so much when the mercury drops and the wind rises. This is the beginning of the end of outdoor running for a lot of people, but not me. Or those I coach. Three rules: No Headphones, No Chewing Gum, and No Treadmills. We’ll be out in the elements throughout the entire winter, hardening our bodies, steeling our resolve, building our mental toughness.
We’ve got a great if intimate turnout pre-registered for Saturday’s Swamp Stomp. I’ve always wondered why this race doesn’t have triple the entrants as it offers more amenities than any other local race of the year. Reasonably priced through today at $30, only at $35 for race day. Included is our signature Long Sleeve T-shirt, Red Beans & Rice and Seafood Gumbo, age group awards directly from New Orleans, and live Cajun Music. Did I mention that you don’t have to pay extra for the food? Race day registration starts at 8:00 am, come on out and have a blast!
Another dose of my favorite little Demon Child. Don’t let the cute demeanor disguise the terror within! Taia will be rocking the Little Goblins Run at next weekend’s Monster Dash.