We had a busy weekend here in PA. Loads of
cross training shoveling.
To be honest, I enjoyed all the playing in the snow. I love being outside. I love working hard. I love pushing myself even when my body is screaming for me to stop. Love it!
So today should not have suprised me.
I got up early even though we had a 2 hour delay for schools. Instead of sleeping that extra little bit I got up and ran 6.5 miles. It was great! I had to watch since the majority of the roads are still snow/ice covered. But after not getting to run until Sunday evening when the rest of the free world was watching the Super Bowl and even then it was on the treadmill for 15 miles playing catch up on the 30 I had scheduled to run, I was eager to be outside running. I wish I had taken my camera to get a better photo of the great frosty morning instead I have to settle for a picture taken with the camera on my cell phone.
It does not do the scene justice however, I like seeing the muskrat colony area as it changes over time.
In case you missed it HERE I am looking for a great name for a new muskrat acquaintance that I am cultivating a friendship with. Give the best name suggestion (as judged by my middle one) and you could get something sweet. Also don't forget the Lift Your Sole Giveaway ends at midnight on 02.12.2010.
(Boy there must be something about Ones, Twos and Zeros.)
To finish my Monday recap, I got in a great morning run. It really refreshed me. My legs felt happy and slightly aware that I had ran the fast 15 the night prior. Since I am a big fan of double days and I have to get my miles in when life allows, I was planning on another 3.5 to finish my running day. HOWEVER, the road are still bad and the temps are really low to have the littlest one out so I finally decided to attempt a treadmill run with just the middle one and littlest. No other grown up assistance!
I got them all set up with the 'big' projector, a couple Veggie Tale movies and snacks. I started my treadmill movie, The Perfect Getaway.
They did so well I ran 13 more miles.
It was like I was on a timewarp treadmill!
I feel bad that our evening together was so short but I have to admit that the lack of long runs with a 50k looming has been stressing me. My middle one was so proud of her self for being such a big helper. (Of course delaying her homwork didn't seem to bother her either!)
My training week runs Sunday through Saturday. With 34.5 miles in for my week already I am feeling much more confident about things even with more snow forecast and loads of family responsibilites to deal with this week. Just like getting your run completed early in the morning, getting your runs in early in the week just takes the pressure off incase life happens and running doesn't.