Monday, January 6, 2014

Treadmill Running and a Snow Castle

Christmas vacation is finally over! After two snow days last Thursday and Friday, Zeke's vacation was extended a little further this morning with a 2-hour delay due to icy road conditions. It warmed up quick though and even reached 50! Quite unbelievable since it was -18 without the windchill just two days ago! I really wish I could have run today too since it was so warm, but it was pouring rain and the winds gusts were strong. Plus I ran yesterday and my calves are a bit sore.

Running outside was pretty much out of the question, the slush and ice on the road was insane and the Rail Trail is a mess. I met the girls at the gym and we ran side by side.

Blurry, because we were running so fast!

I was the lucky one who got the treadmill that only worked for 20 minute intervals. It actually worked out well, but I had to take pictures after each interval...there's no way I would be able to remember how far I'd gone!

from Instagram @carriemceneaney

Then Jen snaps this picture of me at the exact second that the run ended and I grabbed the bars. Honest, I was not running holding on!!! 

I added up the miles when I got home and did 8.69 miles at an average pace of 8:55. My longest run since the MDI marathon on October 19th! I ran in my second pair of pink Mizuno Wave Sayonara that only had 26.2 miles on them from that day. I have been kind-of saving them and wearing my older, full of holes pair and also started a love affair with the Wave Rider 17s.

The warm temps today also meant that the snow was perfect for building and the boys and I built this snow castle after school.

from Instagram @carriemceneaney

Anyway, I'm hoping to get to the bike path in Brunswick tomorrow while the boys are in school. Temperatures will be dropping to well below freezing tonight, so I'm sure there will be a lot of ice tomorrow. Yay! 

1 comment:

  1. Oh ice. How I HATE it. You do know there is a YMCA only a few miles from you, right? :) I am pretty sure they have treadmills. Don't hurt yourself on the ice. Not worth it!!! And running together was so awesome!!!!


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