Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Long Run Sun. on a No Track Tuesday

This morning I was a wuss. I did not get out of bed. It might have had something to do with Finn waking up for about the sixth time in the night. I got fed up and crawled into his toddler bed with him. Super comfortable...if you considered cramming yourself onto a four-foot-long mattress comfortable. It might have had something to do with the fact it was snowing. And dark. And cold. And it might have something to do with the fact that my beloved track is now buried under inches upon inches of snow. This does mean that I now need to get my mile in for the January Streak in sometime later. I'll figure something out. Track Tuesday is no longer until spring. How do you do a track workout without a track? I guess I'm going to have to just run basing the distance on time and hope for the best. Any suggestions?

Since I'm a couple days behind on posts, I'll take this opportunity to write about two days ago when I was quite the opposite of today. Sunday's long run with the Rail Trail Chicks. Thank goodness for them. I think we had something to prove, how tough and dedicated we are. And perhaps a little crazy. At least my husband said I was when I got back.

This is what my home thermometer read:
Negative NINE!
And this is what the car read when I got to Gardiner:


Just a tad cold.

And the rail trail was pretty much a sheet of ice. Should have brought my skates! The plan was for ten miles, but coming off a race the previous day, Jen and I decided to go with how we felt as the run went on. We reached the four mile marker before deciding to cut it back by a mile and turned around at the 4.5 mile marker. Jill and Stacy came back with us and Jess and Kim continued to do the full ten. Speaking of Jill, she went to the gym after the nine miles to do four more!

Of course we had to take pictures to document our sub-zero run!
You can just make out the frost on our eyebrows and lashes!
And me.
I had brushed off my brows, but you can see it in my hair.

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