Sunday, April 06, 2008
Thanks Trish. It was actually you who inspired me to run outdoors in the winter. I remember you commenting on one of my wintry photos last year, and saying "I'd love to try running there". I thought, she's crazy. There's no way anyone could run outdoors during a Saskatchewan winter. But as the summer turned to fall, and fall turned to winter, I thought about that comment more, and knew I wanted to try doing it for as long as I could. I think I made it all the way through the winter, with only one week where I had no outdoor running in. It's trickier, and I've found that if there is any breeze at all, -34 is too cold to go much of any distance, but I DID IT!!! And once again, I thank you for that.
Mom and dad are coming to visit today. Just popping in to log my breakfast, and then I'll go up and get ready for them. Want to bake a cake. It's a rest day for me, which is good, as mom doesn't get around very well anymore. Not sure if I'll suggest a walk after supper or not. We'll see.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
This morning was another great morning for running with the deer. There were more in town today than I've seen so far this winter. They sure are getting tame. Three of them actually ran down the street toward me, and two others ate off a shrub right at the edge of the road, about four feet away as I jogged on past.
I am trying to log my food again (thanks Amy). It is part of a challenge I am doing. It's been so long since I did that, that I didn't recognize all the changes they've made. It is likely time to log my calories again, so I can get a true picture of why I'm gaining weight. I know it's cause of what I eat, because I'm doing more than enough cardio to lose weight.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
I went for a run this morning. It was supposed to be an 8 miler, with 4 miles of it as speed work. But I guess after the long trip, and so much sitting in a vehicle, my legs had returned to jello. I managed 5.5 miles, and got my April Fool's 5k as part of it. Tomorrow is a 2 miler, so it should be easier. I am watching what I eat, as I have gained almost ten pounds since starting this half-marathon training plan. Doing the increased running makes me hungrier, and I have to watch what goes in. This is not a good enough reason to start up with the junk food again.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Our holidays were pretty good (other than the attitude a mother can sometimes get from her two teenaged boys). The skiing in Colorado was awesome. I loved the color of the sky in the mountains.
On the way home yesterday, I ran for two miles in the morning.
Today, I biked 13.2 km and did 30 minutes of strength training.
Tomorrow morning, it's 8 miles of speed work (running).
I can't believe that my half-marathon is in 19 days. Flipping the calendar and seeing it there suddenly makes it feel *real*. Am I crazy for trying this? I don't think so. Right from the first day, it felt like something I could accomplish. I know that the holidays put a cramp into my training, but my goal is just to complete it this time. I'll work on a PR next one!
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