Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Snowy Weekend...........Finally and a Little Swimming


My forgetfulness continues........I forgot my swim cap and goggles on Friday!  Thankfully I had an extra pair of goggles so I was good to go.  I bought Speedo goggles at Costco on Friday.  I haven't found quite the right goggles yet. Opinions?  What works for you?  I have not started my private swim lessons yet and won't for a couple of weeks. Then I have to miss a week right off.  But that's okay. I can be patient...........and continue to imprint those bad habits.  Not so good!

Saturday's snow


We finally got a little snow and I do mean a little. It snowed both nights this weekend and there is still no need to plow. T got quite a bit more at her house though. I did finally get out the Yak Trax. It is so odd that it is the end of February and I am putting them on for the first time.  It was also cold today although it warmed up once we started.  We only went 6 miles but it felt like so much more! The snow was soft and it felt like running in soft sand. I am not used to it at all!  We were both glad we did the longer run yesterday when the roads were better.  I am still having some problems with the top of my foot.  Not enough to keep me from running but I have to "play" with it before I go. I readjust the tongue a few times, loosen the laces near that part of my foot and wear a bunion pad.  It doesn't hurt when I run but I want it to just go away!
Time to get out the Yak Trax

Sunday's snow

The sky was a gorgeous blue!


Just in case you've forgotten how cute Jaxon is!

I didn't have my swim lesson Saturday as the coach/instructor had a swim meet.  But I kept up my Saturday routine of visiting Jaxon Jameson.  It's a very relaxing routine that involves time with my son and cuddling with his dog!  We watched Gran Torino which I had seen before but LOVE that movie.

19 comments:

Ewa said...

First thing's first: Jax is CUTE. I have a crush on him, I think.
Gran Torino is a wonderful movie. I love Clint Eastwood movies.
Believe it or not, we, yes, we, people from SF Bay Area might get some (the key word is some) snow mid week. So I guess our summer has not started roe real yet even though on Thu. we hit 77 degrees.
Hope your foot stops bothering you.
I have never run in Y-T but I have run in microspikes. That was rather fun.

Mike said...

I like Aquasphere Kaiman goggles. They are wider than my speedo goggles and don't leave rings for as long.

Jill said...

I use speedo goggles. I hate when you forget stuff...but its bound to happen when you are packing and unpacking stuff all the time. The worst is when I forget my bra for afterwards...now that's a problem!

If there was an award for best pictures of scenery...you would win. I love seeing all your pictures! And that snow! I have never run in snow!

Can't wait to hear how your private lessons go!

Ana-Maria RunTriLive said...

I love the Sable water optics goggles. They are expensive but do not fog AT ALL and fit perfectly.

Char said...

I watched Gran Torino for the first time on Saturday. Great movie. But I'd taped it from the TV a few weeks ago and it had been on after a cricket match which went on way too long. This meant that we got about ten minutes from the end and the taping ran out. Talk about a cliff-hanger. Luckily one of my sons had it on his computer so I got to see the end the next day.

Alma said...

I usually use Speedo goggles but purchase on swimoutlet.com (good prices on suits too).

Fran said...

Jaxon is too cute. Too bad he and Bella live to far away otherwise we could arrange a playdate and we could have coffee :) Okay Jameson can come too :)

I'm so not jealous of your snow. Here it looks like Spring is around the corner and I look forward to that.

I had goggles when I swam too but they weren't right either. Never bothered to look for a different pair. So no help here.

I loved Gran Torino very much too, I love almost all Clint Eastwood movies.

Darlene said...

One of my fav. movies!!

Kandi said...

At this point I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't see any more snow this year. I think we got about 2 inches total. haha.
I love Jaxon. I bet him and Delilah would be fast friends.

Marlene said...

I wear Sable goggles - they are pricey but they haven't given me any issues at all.

I hear you on the snow. I am NOT used to it, so running is so difficult when we get some!

Johann said...

Nice snow pics and of course beautiful pup! Hope you get the foot sorted. It can be a problem on longer runs I'm sure.

misszippy said...

Running in snow is different, that's for sure. You find all kinds of muscles you didn't know you had.

I love the Speedo Vanquisher for goggles. I've been wearing them for years and they just seem to work for me.

Christi said...

My favorite goggles are Aquasphere Kayenes. I have only worn them a couple of times but they are so much better than anything else I have worn!

Katie said...

running in the snow always makes me EXHAUSTED! brr!

HappyTrails said...

I see - movie *bribery* in order to get some dog time... :) Sorry, but no input on goggles as we don't use them on the trails ;-)

Lily on the Road said...

So glad you had a great vacation! I'm loving all the new clothes you got...wowzaaa!

I just LOVE Beaggies and Jaxon is just the cutest!

As for goggles, I have several pair but I always seem to gravitate to my Sables...

Tara said...

We have gotten a couple of snowstorms over the last week. Everyone complains about them, but I secretly love the snow. It's so pretty! As long as it isn't 18 inches like the last big one we got, I'm ok with the snow.

I have an old pair of Jill's TYR goggles that are pink and I love them. I have actually bought a couple of pairs for myself, but I keep going back to those same old pink pair.

Molly said...

Jaxon is so darn cute!

Alisa said...

OMG Jax is soooooo cute.

Beautiful snow and way to go on that swim...continue to be a fish.