This morning's run was all jacked up. I stepped outside and it was foggy and cold - about 38ºF. I was in my usual t-shirt and workout pants, so my immediate feeling was that it was too cold to run. Being both a newbie runner and a pretty clueless person, I decided that I would warm up as I ran.
The fog this morning was San Francisco style, bone-chilling, giant droplet slush. 3:30 into my warmup my teeth started to chatter. This would not do. I paused the c25k app and went home to grab a sweatshirt. That felt better, but now my warmup was only 1:30. So I started running at a different point. Which meant all the hills were in the "wrong" places.
I didn't feel as drained as I have on other runs, but I knew my pace was suffering (it did). True to form though, I ran the entire time I was supposed to, and hopefully that's the important thing.
I'm having a really hard time getting my calories. The best thing is to get most of my calories in the morning, but it's a struggle to get more than 450 or 500 calories at breakfast. I also forgot my snacks today. I'll be shocked if I make it to 1,000 calories today, and I burned over 300 running.
The sad thing is I'm not even that hungry. I seem to be built to either eat 5,000 or 1,300 calories a day. Anything else is a lot of work.