Saturday, February 5, 2011

Worst run of the week

Due to the public (Facebook) inducements of Coach Mosby, I dragged myself out for an afternoon run in the pelting snowfall after Pam and I colluded to sleep in and skip the early morning run-in-the-rain. That meant I ran in wind and snowfall at 2:37 p.m., which meant running up and down hills in my neighborhood, leaping over chunks of snow-covered ice. Cars that drove by featured drivers who were clearly astonished or laughing uncontrollably at my absurd gear (ear muffs, neck scarf, and ski goggles).  Sometimes I felt like I was running in slow motion. I probably was.

I found the running to be quite difficult today - thigh muscles in the back finally complaining after nearly 35 miles logged this week already. But I did squeeze in my 5.0 (and possibly an additional 5/100ths in an attempt to ensure the true 5.0). I limped up the snowy ice-encrusted lawn and lunged through the front door. You'd think it was my longest run to date! (It most certainly was not.) But I did it and I'm glad.

Wondering if Pam got out there or not.


  1. I am so proud of you! That experience will help you through mile 23...let's remember that! You had a great week of running, but I still want to see the picture of you in your ski goggles!

  2. You are a trooper - as you know - I was a wimp yesterday. After runnning with friends, I feel like all my solo runs are difficult now, no one to pace you, listening to your own breathing instead of interesting stories etc.

  3. I didn't get a photo of the ski goggles for running, unfortunately. Was too busy photographing teatime for Caitrin. Maybe next time. Ha ha.

  4. (Pam, I missed running with you.... needed the support!