Saturday, January 15, 2011

10 miles! Yes 10 Miles! Giveaway winner number 3


10 miles is the farthest I have run since all the heel nonsense!  It went great!    I did not run fast - AT ALL - but I did the whole 10 miles.  Part of the reason I didn't run fast was all the clothes I had on for the cold. When I left home it was in the negative numbers (barely) and when I got home it was above zero (barely).  I would tell you I didn't mind the cold that much and I didn't while I was running but I have been chilled the rest of the day in spite of a hot shower and being in warm places.  I enjoyed my time in the car the most where I could really crank up the heat!  Thankfully my husband was chilled too!  I wore 3 layers on top and just 1 on bottom. Probably should have done two, may tomorrow.  I used feet and hand warmers and they worked great as my hands and feet were not cold at all.  I only get them out for the really cold days.  I also got out my lovely face mask and it was a good call!
Lovely!

 I needed it. I took off my glasses after half a mile as they were so fogged up I was running blind!
Notice the steam coming off the river!

It was a very clear sunny day and in spite of the cold I took pictures here and there. Because I ran further I got at least some pictures in different spots than all the usual ones I have been taking lately.
This is taken from a  different bridge at the "top"
of the loop on my 10 mile run.

Same bridge, other side.

On the bridge looking toward the
way I will be continuing.


I have signed up for a half marathon in February.  It is on the ocean :) and I ran in it last year. It was one of my favorite races of the year.  For various reasons I wasn't sure if I would do it and was wavering. I finally heeded the message on the website that it was filling up and registered.  The next day it closed!  I will not be "racing" it but "running" it. I am trying to get long runs in to be ready but distance and endurance at this point not speed.  I am also going to try and sign up for a half in April and are going to start training for that one Monday.  That training should help with this half but I am really just running it to enjoy the course and start my vacation off on the right "feet."  Ha Ha

I am still getting my stretching in - as I watch my DVDs.  I am currently watching season 1 of The Good Wife!  I LOVE IT!  I wish season 2 was out so I could immediately go to that when I finish. But I think season 2 is on tv right now.

I have been reading as always.  I recently read Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt.  Liked it and would recommend it. Then I read Casting Off by Nicole Dickson.  Liked it okay.  Expected a little more.  Now I am reading an old book by Catherine Cookson. At one time she was one of my favorite authors. I think she has been dead for awhile now and has no new books but sometimes an old book by her is just the ticket.

For the final time random.ajh picked a winner.  The third and final winner of the lovely Cabot socks is
Lee from Lee On the Run- Pushing 50! (yrs. not k!).  
Couldn't  quite see the top of the mountain.

28 comments:

Jill said...

YAY for the 10-mile heel pain-free run!!! Super stoked for you about that. Yeah, my pace is pathetic right now and I don't even have 30 layers of clothes on. Pace will come, no need to stress about it now. I've been so cold today, too, and it was 40 for my run/race - ha. Sitting here right now wrapped in my down comforter, it is heaven!!!

Gorgeous pictures, as always!!!! :)

And I guess I forgive you for not rigging my name in the drawing! :)

Lisa said...

10 miles, no pain? That's terrific!

P said...

Congrats on a pain-free long run! Love all the pics, of course, and can't believe you go out in weather like that!

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

Nice scenic pics. I've never run in temps that cold. You go girl.

Lee said...

Gorgeous Pics! and training for a half. Wow!
I won? Fun! Okay, I have to go look at those socks. Thanks, a quality socks are a treat!

MCM Mama said...

Brrr!

Great job on getting in 10! I think I'm still a few weeks away from going double digits... So happy to hear you continue to be pain free.

Chris K said...

10 miles is fantastic. I remember when we "met" and you were soooooo far from running 10 miles. That picture of the river with steam should be entered in a photo contest.

Her Name Is Rio said...

Great going! Good news. Now I feel a bit colder after seeing those pictures!

Amy said...

Congratulations on the 10 miles!!! That is definitely good news and in spite of the cold it sounds like you really enjoyed it. Love the snowy pictures!
Yes, I really like Bohjalian's books too - I actually checked his latest one out of my mom's library while I was there and started it but never had the time to finish it - it was the one with the woman whose husband kills her and the minister she was having an affair with - did you read it? I can't remember the title. So I am waiting hopefully for my library to get it...so I can start what I finished! I will have to look for the book you recommended there too!

Karen said...

Yay 10 miles! Those pictures are just beautiful...

Ewa said...

Love your face mask. Looks very stylish and warm.
You must feel great after pain free 10! This is a good news.
What a wonderful day to run. I love cold sunny days and that steaming river almost looks inviting.
I will have to check Bohjalian. Hope there isn't a waiting list at the library. It is not the waiting that bugs me, but they always deliver just when I start reading something else.

Jamie said...

Congrats on 10 miles! Fast or slow you did it in the super crazy cold and that's awesome!!!

Teamarcia said...

Woot for 10 painfree miles! Love the steamy river pic. So I can cut me some pace slack for uber layers of clothes? Excellent. Congrats to the final sock winner!

Detroit Runner said...

Wow. Awesome run and beautiful!

Fran said...

Fantastic: 10 miles! I have never ran that distance. I think you are ready for that half in February!

I love the Good Wife and yes in the US season 2 is now on TV. We have just started with season 2 last week but I haven't had time to watch the first episode yet.

Heidi said...

Beautiful pics from your run today. Congrats on the 10 miles. You've been careful and now you're getting right back to where you were. Have fun with the training.

Christina said...

That looks absolutely cold!
And gorgeous :) Love the pictures.
Congrats on the 10 pain-free miles. Awesome.

Giorgio said...

What a beautiful scenery! Thanks for sharing those images of that special part of the world.

Congrats on your long run injury-free :)
Have a nice training again!

HappyTrails said...

10 miles - awesome! And the photo of the river with the steam rising is fantastic (too bad the nasty cold temps have to go along with it!!!) Have a great week.

Molly said...

no pain? 10 miles?!?! that's fabulous!

Alisa said...

Yeah 10 miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love the face mask--it's the hot new accessory, I've seen several bloggers sporting them.

LookingUpAgain said...

YAY! for 10 miles!!! I've only seen 10 miles twice in my life! Congrats!

And frostbite?!? Oh no! Sorry to hear that :(

WannabeRunner said...

Brrrr!!! :)

Congrats on your 10 miles; way to go!!

Jenn said...

YAY for 10 miles and OH MY WORD-I've found my long lost twin with my matching robber mask!!! I hate the fogging glasses. Haven't found the perfect solution to that yet! Congrats on the HM signup!

Julie said...

Awesome job on the ten miles!! I don't know if I could run 10 miles right now. It is so crazy how fast you can drop fitness...I know:) Hopefully this will be a sign of greater things in the future for you! I am thrilled that you are back running again...progress:) Take care!

Johann said...

Don't worry about your pace, 10 miles is fantastic! You are making great progress, snow and all. Lovely photos!

FruitFly said...

Fantastic!!!

That steamy river picture is so gorgeous!

Darlene said...

Well you seem to be prepared for the Albany race!! I knew you'd love The Good Wife. The Lake George Marathon is April 23 & you love those outlets.