Tuesday morning was chilly with a very strong wind blowing. The wind was actually howling outside.
I have a problem with cold air blowing in my ears: gives me super headaches from hell. I have to protect my ears.
Earlier this year I bought a Buff that I sort of forgot I had until a couple of days ago. Today I used it as a headband and stretched the excess over my ears for protection. Worked great as an ear protector and a sweatband.
Buffs have no seam so they won't rub on you. The ends don't fray and they can be used in a variety of ways then just toss them in the washing machine. They're made of a wicking material so they breathe well when you wear them.
I'm quickly becoming a big fan of this thing. I got mine at REI but I saw them at Academy in the men's section last week.
They're also very versatile. Here's a video.
All dressed up with warm clothes head to toe I headed out the door. If I would have been wearing looser clothing I'm pretty sure I would have sailed away. A few times I had to actually lean into the wind. Glad I'm not training for a specific time goal. Yikes.
At mile 1.12 I became very nauseous. It was terrible. I finished out my walk but I wasn't feeling the walking love.
That makes 71.88 miles in 22 days.
Even though the nausea was still a problem I was starving. I loaded my plate with turkey and just a little broccoli rice and sweet potatoes. The protein helped fill me up. Whew. That was a close one.
I remained sickish the rest of the day so Chuck picked up Freebird's for dinner. I love this place. I used to always get the burrito but since I am watching my carbs I got the salad. It was just as awesome as the burrito. Nom nom.
By the time I went to bed the stomach was finally settling down. I wonder what happened out there?
I read from Marathoning for Mortals. I think at this point in my health I'll be using the walk/run plan for a half marathon. It's mostly walking with some running tossed in (3:2 ratio). I can eventually move up to the run/walk plan. I'm really enjoying this book. It is very motivating and gives great advice. I'm lovin' it.
I have to remember that the goal is to finish. The only person I'm competing against is myself. I don't have to be the fastest; I just have to finish with a smile on my face and get that medal. Because, obviously, it's all about the medal. :)
8 more 5ks and I'm finished with my challenge. The countdown has begun.