Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekend Running

At home - the run is done! Cold out but gorgeous!


Well, I had a cold and didn't really feel like running this weekend. I did do both runs but they were less than stellar efforts.  Yesterday it was around 25 degrees but windy.  We got 8 slow miles in.  Today it was about 1 degree and just plain cold.  T warmed up but I never did.  Next weekend I run (not race) my first half marathon in a long time.  The weather is promising, it is supposed to be warming up all along the East Coast!  Let's hope so!



Climb every mountain!


I did see both my chiropractor and PT on Friday. I had not seen the chiro since Sept. He thought my heel was in excellent shape and was even impressed that my calves are not too tight!  I guess all that early morning stretching is paying off!

These guys "greet" me when I get home!


And it is only FIVE MORE DAYS UNTIL I AM ON VACATION!

27 comments:

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

That's about how big our mountains get here in Kansas (the one you're on).

Teamarcia said...

No weekend warmup for you? Woot for loose calves and vacay!

Chris K said...

You running a 1/2 marathon is so great. Remember when we "met"? We were both injured and so not running. Now look at us!

Lisa said...

1 degree is waaayyy too cold for me to run outside. good job!

Ewa said...

Hey, I can climb mountains like that too.
Hope warms up for your non-race half. You have come out of that injury very well. Congrats!
Your kitties are adorable. I see they like cardboard boxes, just like our cats. They won't travel in the car unless it is in a cardboard box.

HappyTrails said...

Great news on the PF front - yah!!! Hope you get over that cold quickly!

Sorry we couldn't share the cold weather with you this weekend - it was 58 and sunny today :-)

Katie A. said...

Just getting all caught up!
I don't know how you all do it, but I'm so impressed you got out in that weather! You are hardcore! I was freezing at 38 today, I know, I'm a California whimp.
Sorry about the race, but I'm sure Em is right, you will run it! And I love the shoes!!!
Have a good week as the countdown begins!

Paul said...

Wow. Looks really really COLD!8)

Re: calves. What I do is walk around during the day in flats. No heel lift sandals or barefoot. Stretch out things really well!

Jennifer said...

Good to hear about your heal. Those cats are so cute and the first picture of the pristine snow is just gorgeous!

Her Name Is Rio said...

beautiful pictures...just beautiful!

Heather said...

That's good news about your heel! Those cats are adorable! Hope the weather warms up for you.

Tortuga_Runner said...

Wow 1 degree? I thought I was cool running in 33 degree weather:) Good luck with your 1/2 this week!

Richelle said...

Cute kitties!

Amy said...

Yay for the heel and the calves! I'll keep my fingers crossed that the weather is just right for you next weekend! Enjoy the last five days of work...

Liz said...

Your heel recovery gives me hope! Your hardcore snow running makes me feel like a wimp though!

Char said...

That's an impressive fall of snow that you're playing in. You sound like you're looking forward to spring like I'm looking forward to autumn.

Fran said...

How exciting that your half is so close and you have a vacation coming up. Have fun at both!

Kandi said...

I can't believe the cats are laying next to the boxes and not in them!
Yay for vacations coming up! I have a weekend trip in 4 days! Woo!

Darlene said...

That's a lot of running for one weekend. You did great! We are supposed to warm up here too. Good luck on your half!!! Enjoy it! Love your cats!!!!!

Jill said...

I think a huge problem with my heel the past couple days is my calf is super sore. I think I walked on my toes too long after my last shot on Friday and thus strained the calf too much. Sooooo glad your heel is happy, looks like you are having much better success and I couldn't be happier for you!

It was 65 here yesterday...I know you like the cold but I was in heaven!!! :)

Happy St. Valentine's Day!

Marlene said...

That photo is beautiful! Snow + sun are such a lovely combination.

Exciting to have a half marathon coming up!!

Laura said...

So glad things continue to come along!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Glad you're better - stretching makes ALL the difference for me too!

Meg said...

What? Vacation? How does that work??? You are so lucky.
That's exciting that you have a half coming up.

Johann said...

So exciting that you are writing about running and half marathons, you are back 100% now! Have a good week before your vacation!

Emz said...

You'd find me laying on the table with the cats. ;)

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Brrrrr!!! Cute mountain climbing pic!! And yay for the heel being better!