Sunday, February 9, 2014

Thank you sunshine!

You know that saying "if you wait for perfect conditions, you'll never get out there"? Well, that has been so true for me. Although, in all honesty, it just hasn't been safe to get on the roads to log some miles. I could try the trails, but from what I could see it's marked by many different footprints - which I'm sure have been affected by freezing and additional snow. 

But today it actually felt decent after we left brunch after church this morning, so I dragged out the layers, gloves, hat, and SmartWool neck-warmer and started bundling up. Matt and Nathan had youth group at 1:00, so after dropping them off I hit the streets of Geneva for some miles. I have a half marathon in 3 months, so training starts now.

It was cold, but the houses blocked most of the wind and the sun was out, making it seem warmer than it really was. Either that, or I'm just getting used to temperatures in the teens. Some of the roads were pretty clear, although the less-traveled roads were still covered with a layer of fresh snow. I plugged along, and was able to log 4.37 miles in about 47 minutes. My Garmin had me at 4.1, but I knew I had gone further than that since I did an out-and-back with a few extra blocks added in. 

Just another day in Chiberia!

It was glorious to get out in the fresh air and soak up some vitamin D!! My hamstring still gives me a little grief, but not like it used to. I seem to have found right where it needs the foam roller, and that's keeping it a bit looser for me. The weather is still going to be cold for the next few days (although after watching the Olympic story on Siberia, I'm starting to put the cold in perspective!), but they're calling for low 30s on Thursday. I'll stick to my 30 Day Shred for the next few days, and then get back out for some short runs later this week.

So....how many of you are so ready for Spring miles?

6 comments:

  1. Great job getting out there....You inspired me to get my butt moving, although it was just still too cold for me. I can't wait for spring!!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! You had to deal with more wind than I did...that's what does me in. You rocked your miles!

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  2. I can't wait for the snow to melt!

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    1. It's going to be crazy when it does start to flood :)

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  3. Why can't it just all melt? WHY???? :-)

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