So, Saturday (the 10th) it was 55 degrees (Fahrenheit), partly cloudy . . . well, okay, then there was a thunderstorm. Sunday the 11th was about 32 degrees out, again, partly cloudy, clear and cold
In other words, I should have known.
Do you see that? FEELS LIKE 13 DEGREES?! IT'S ONLY NOVEMBER!
Ahem. Well, okay, I shouldn't complain; we've had unseasonably warm weather for the last year or something, so.
Anyway, for the last couple weeks I was actually on the IR (injured reserve, for non-sports fans) because I managed to screw up my back leaning over to put on running shoes, I kid you not, the morning of the Halloween half marathon I was supposed to run. Yeah. Bad idea. So that meant I wasn't really going to do a full 12 miles today, having not run since about Oct. 25th.
On the other hand, I'm very proud of myself for getting 6 miles in today, which I did:
In my 'new' shoes (Merrell Bare Access Arcs. I bought them in July or something but I hadn't worn them yet, and really, I just wanted to wear them; the old pair is still fine):
Around the little park at the end of the street that is about a 0.15-mile track:
(Yeah, I'm a terrible photographer. I know. That blue thing is my sleeve.)
I thought about jumping into an unheated outdoor body of water then, and there was even one nearby:
...but then I realized I was REALLY STINKING COLD and that wasn't going to happen.
So! Happy cold 12athon! 6 miles (6) + Sisyphus (8) + Naturalist (4) + Multiplier (1.2) = 19.2 points for me this month! I think.