Saturday, January 17, 2015

Running and Upcoming Trips

I'm almost done my 4th week of training for NYC half marathon.  BUT my knee is bothering me. It seemed better so I ran again and it still seemed better but today it hurts. Hate injuries.  Hate them. It is so hard not to run.

This is from my hillier route.


Today I ran inside because it was -16 and I am not that hard core.  It still hasn't warmed up much and I am huddled by the woodstove.

I am trying to run new routes or at least not run in a long time routes and I am really enjoying it.  My route at home is much hillier now but I definitely needed to change it up some.  I am actually kind of liking the treadmill too.  I seem to like it better when I am on a training plan.  I certainly push myself harder.  Come on knee, play along.

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to go to the movies more.  Isn't that a smart one? Today we went and saw American Sniper. Part way through there was a fire alarm. And did I already say it is freezing out?  We were probably out there about 15 minutes - much harder when you're standing still.  The good news was we got back in and finished it. I didn't want to come back another time and watch the first two hours again.  Many people left.

School is going great.  I love my class this year. The two grades I work with are full of such good kids. What a difference it makes in your attitude going to work.  We're studying the rain forest which is fun and very motivating to them.
This is from when I was leaving school the other night.

I have not one but three trips planned.  One is my usual trip to Maine in February.  One is a weekend in NYC to run the half. We already have show tickets for Saturday night.  Not the best for the night before but I'm not going to be walking away with any of the prize money.  The third one is for a biking trip over April vacation with the same friends from last year. We'll be biking from Pensacola to New Orleans.  The sister of one of my friends is going to be the sag wagon!  

Hope all of you are healthy. The flu is nasty stuff around here!


15 comments:

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Sorry about the knee, but it's great to hear good the kids are at school. I'm sure that make life less stressful!

middleagedrunner said...

I hope that knee starts to behave! Sounds like you have so many fun trips planned, I'll request some good Maine weather for your February trip!

Char said...

Stupid knee!!Our bodies aren't supposed to let us down like that when our minds are so willing.

111 LaLa Lane said...

Hope your knee feels better soon. I love your picture of the barn and horse.

Amy Crawshaw said...

Sorry to hear about your knee, I sure hope that clears up so you can enjoy all your planned trips. Pensacola to New Orleans sounds like a neat route!

Black Knight said...

Sorry about the knee, I hope you get well soon but look after yourself.
-16, I remember such temperature during a trip to Sweden and, yes, in this situation I love the treadmill too.

Pahla Bowers said...

Biking from Pensacola to New Orleans sounds like an amazing adventure - how exciting!!
I sure hope that knee clears up soon.

Giorgio said...

My wife and I also went to the movie last Saturday, and saw American Sniper. I enjoed it. Sorry to hear about the fire alarm while you were there.

I hope your knee will be better soon. I will be following your training for NYC half marathon.

Teamarcia said...

All good thoughts going to that ornery knee. I hope it cooperates. Your trips sound great. Especially that bike trip to NOLA!

Jamoosh said...

Despite what you say, you ARE hard core!

Darlene said...

Those are exciting trips. What show are you seeing in NYC?

Darlene said...

Hope your knee heals.

Fran said...

Too bad about the knee, hope it heals soon.

You have some great trips to look forward too! I look forward to your blog posts about them.

Kandi said...

Hope your knee feels better soon!
I'm super jealous of your Pensacola/New Orleans ride. My senior year of college I spent my spring break in New Orleans and we took a day trip to Pensacola so I could visit FL for the first time. I can't wait to read all about it!

HalfCrazed Runner said...

Stretch that IT Band! Could be tight and pulling that knee cap off to the side. Good luck in NYC!