Today was a cold day. I tried to talk my friend Jay, (a big wig at Starbucks in Seattle), into implementing a Starbucks delivery program. Told him I needed a "Whipping Skinny Quad Shot Mocha with Extra CHOCOLATE! He just laughed and told me it was 50 degrees and Sunny there!
I was looking forward to an easy 11 miles outside today. That little bit of enthusiasm soon changed. The weather here in the valley has been so gloomy. The INVERSION has settled here in Cache Valley. Cold, red air days, and lack of being able to see the blue sky seems to be taking its toll on many of us.
When I woke up the temperature was -10. At 10:00 it was 1 degree. I kept putting off running, in hopes it would get better. It didn't. And it only got worse after that.
I am chalking this one up to:
Lack of Nutrition (Saturday's meals before I ran consisted of Special K cereal and CLIFF chomps @ the gym)
Lack of Understanding (What the CRAP?)
Lack of Inspiration (now why am I doing this?)
Lack of Strategy (so left foot then the right?)
Lack of Interest (I am SO BORED!)
Lack of Focus (My body felt fine. Breathing was great. Heart Rate was perfect, my Mind was racing elsewhere)
Lack of Confidence (I hate it when I start to doubt what I know I can do!)