Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Running Update

Holy shit.  My daily mile tracker (see it over there?  on the right?) says I've gone over 500 miles since I started tracking.  Wowza.

Its been a challenge, frankly, to keep up the running in recent weeks.  We've had several cold snaps that dropped temps to well below zero (think -45 with windchill) and that's too cold, even for me.  I've decided that I draw the line at zero.  And so does Ruby, the poor dear. 

So, I've been doing more workout DVD's in the basement and in spite of cultivating a minor case of cabin fever,I've gotta say...my guns are looking pretty rockin' at the moment.  Maybe I can keep it up until temps are actually warm enough for bare arms...you know, like July.

The slight reduction in mileage, while not good for my mental health, has been advantageous for my pesky right knee, I think.  It's feeling better (knock on wood) and I've done the past 2 five milers without my knee strap. 

As the weather warms (gradually...very gradually) I'm looking forward to beginning to train in earnest for some spring and summer races.  There's a 10K I have my eye on in the spring and then a half-marathon in July.  Better get runnin'!

At any rate, at least I'm keeping up some semblance of an exercise schedule...because we keep doing silly things like going to Fort Collins on day trips and eating at Smashburger.  Yum.

Der Burger!

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