Sunday, February 26, 2012

Crikey it was cold!

Oh my goodness I did not want to get out of bed this morning when I woke up and saw that it was 23 degrees. 2-3. Now don't get me wrong. I spent 10 glorious years in Boston and survived months where 23 was the high temperature. But I'm in North Carolina now. My blood has thinned and I just don't do sub-freezing temps. But my coffee maker had already done its job and I was lured away from my flannel sheets (Love, love, love the coffee maker timer. Props to whoever invented that.) I had planned on driving down to Duke to run the Al Bueller trail, but since B was *just* getting in from an all nighter at work I decided to stick closer to home. I am glad I went, but as my whiny dailymile post will show, this was not a very good one. It was more of a walk/run. I actually ran 2.5miles but my Soleus was paused for the walk breaks. (Side note: Is this cheating??? I can't decide).

A couple of things that made me whiny:
1) Not being able to pick right up where I left off last October. What do you mean I can't take 3 months off of any type of physical exertion and still be able to run 13 miles, or even 3 for that matter? That's just rude. Ok, ok I know, I should calm down. It has really only been a couple of weeks of semi-consistent running. I have to be patient. But being patient sucks. Bad.

2) I think I need new shoes. My current shoes only have 250 miles on them, but the padding feels worn down and my shins are hurting mid-run.

In other news, I finally joined a gym today! Now that I am back to working full time on a normal schedule I really feel like I can fit it in. It is all part of my plan to do things differently this year. Last year I just ran. That's it. No cross training, no weight training. I am planning on taking a spinning class on Mondays and a body sculpting class on Saturdays and see what else I can fit in during the rest of the week. I am excited!

1 comment:

  1. I always expect to pick up where I left off then get frustrated when things don't fit into my plan. It would be nice...
    Nice move on joining a gym. The older I get, the more I realize that my legs love to run but not every day. Riding the bike or doing elliptical is like a day off but still helps build fitness. Plus, I get really burned out if I try to run more than 4 days/week, as much as I love it.
    Good luck getting into a routine. Getting started is always the hardest part but you can do it.