Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Squeezing in a Run!

Sunday when I ran it was back in the 20s and spitting snow.  Saturday I may have worn shorts in my race but on Sunday that was a distant memory.  I went 8 miles and I have to say it was harder to get out the door without T here to run with me!  Running with a friend is so much easier on those cold mornings!  But I did it - slowly - listening to my Ipod instead of chatting with T.  Missed you T!

Monday I ran on the treadmill and did a speed workout. It went well and I felt pleasantly tired.  I am reading a lot of half marathon race reports and feeling envious. I would have loved to have tried the Mercer Island Half - well for the views and the bloggy friends, not for the hills!

Tuesday I had a very long day with my regular work, a dental appt. and an evening meeting. In between the dental appt. and my meeting I squeezed in a run and I do mean squeezed.  I had packed all kinds of stuff not knowing what the weather would be. It was cold and damp - drizzly, probably my least favorite weather to run in especially later in the day. But I changed after my appt. and headed out.  It was actually just fine and I loved running somewhere new.  I have  run before after appts. in this town but when I had more time so I took a loop I didn't have time for today.  It was an out and back but I liked the road/view a lot.  I had to change quickly and try to look presentable for my meeting.  I changed at a gas station, grabbed a cup of coffee and got to my meeting right on time!  This run was hands down the best part of my day.  Probably why I could speak civilly at the meeting.

Wednesday - today-  I was back on the treadmill, mainly so I could use the machines afterwards to strength train.  When I started I didn't think I was going to be able to stand it but I got into a rhythm surprisingly quickly and settled into my run.  Again I have that pleasant tired feeling from a good workout.

Now a couple of rest days and a 10K Spring Fling on Saturday plus I am volunteering at Kaynor's Sap Run on Sunday!

24 comments:

egb said...

Such a full week and its only Wednesday! I agree about feeling envious about the half marathon reports! I might try to squeeze one in soon. Have a good rest of the week!

MCM Mama said...

Good job getting all the running in!

HappyTrails said...

Keep up the persistent work, in spite of the less than ideal conditions. Ugh. Double ugh on the treadmill. Bad weather and indoor training - I can't take it anymore!!! :-) I am pleading with Mother Nature for consistent warm temps and bluebird skies! Have a great rest of the week!
Kathleen

Monica said...

What do you do about "cleaning yourself up" after your runs?

Anne said...

You are quite the expert at fitting those runs in. I'm impressed!!
Have fun this weekend...fingers crossed that it's actually a "Spring" Fling!

Sunflower Kisses said...

You are good at juggling and squeezing in runs. :) What do you do about making yourself at least half-way presentable after your runs?

Lisa said...

Well after my post today I'm finding that you just have to take advantage of time and run when you have an "opening" lol. Great job for maximizing your time.

Enoy your rest days and good luck in your 10k!

Johann said...

Good to see you enjoying your running like that. You are very dedicated. Have a fantastic rest of the week!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Changing at the gas station - that's dedication! Another race already? You do like racing! Looking forward to the 10K race report!

Staci Dombroski said...

The spring fling sounds like fun :) Way to go on your running!

Julie said...

You amaze me...way to always have the dedication to get those runs in:)

BTW: Your very nice and hard working son has a b-day coming up....and wouldn't it be great if he had a nice little camera to take pictures for his blog:)

Molly said...

great job squeezing it all in! I had a couple of rest days myself earlier in the week.

'Cuse is on tonight!

Marlene said...

Now that is some commitment - way to squeeze it in!

Weather has been like that here too.. feels like summer one day and winter the next!

Running Through Life said...

You certainly can juggle a schedule! Good luck on the 10k!

Claudia said...

I admire your commitment, great way to squeeze in a run.

Darlene said...

Yup - sping's gone for awhile and winter's back here too.

Good Luck on your 10k!!

Jocelyn said...

blah cold weather sucks! But great job on fitting in your workouts! You rock. I'm getting my first run in 4 weeks in today at lunch! :)

Katie A. said...

Changing at a gas station before a meeting - that is hardcore! Very impressed!
Good luck with the 10K - that is my least favorite distance! Hope the weather cooperates!

Jamoosh said...

I think it's that wacky weather time of year no matter where you are at.

Jamoosh said...

...and doesn't Jameson need a camera...

Tara said...

Good luck w/ your race this weekend and have fun volunteering!

Meg said...

It's so hard squeezing everything, the night meetings are difficult for me. I hope you have a great race this weekend!

Keri said...

Good luck with the 10K! I hope Winter has left for good so you can run outside all of the time!

lindsay said...

snow again? noooo. time for spring!! good luck in the 10k tomorrow!!