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Monday, February 8, 2010

Timewarp Treadmill

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. 
Yeah, muskrat. 
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.


  1. Your dedication is truly TRULY amazing. I just don't know how you do it. You are an amazing women. Give yourself a ((hug)) for me. Whenever I don't feel like running - I will think of all that you do and then I will get out then and just do it. I am in awe!!!

  2. Incredible job on getting those runs in! You really log some serious mileage!

  3. I counted my shoveling as cross training!!

  4. You are amazing ... Your twice daily runs has inspired me to do the same. I'm slowly getting there!

  5. You're incredible! Way to cram in those miles. I can't believe you ran 28 miles on a treadmill within 2 days. (plus your 6.5'er outside!)

  6. I cannot believe you ran that far on a treadmill... that's seriously hardcore ;)

  7. Way to go... wishing I had a treadmill with all of my snow.. .and guess what, we are getting even more tonight. UGH!

  8. that is so wonderful that you did that much on the treadmill. i will have to run on my treadmill today...because we have lots of snow. have a great day!

  9. It's funny, sometimes the treadmill time goes by wicked fast, then other times a mile seems like an entire HOUR!
    Great job on getting your miles in - you're gonna do great in that 50K! Hope the weather lets up enough for you to get outside! Be safe! :)

  10. You did get lots of snow, wowie!!! And still, you are kicking in your running and getting in some awesome miles!! Woohooo! I'm off this week. Sick. It's stressing me out, which is probably what got me here in the first place. Hahah. Your kiddos probably had a blast having movie night while you treadmilled it so look at it as a win-win. You're truly an amazing woman who inspires me in every level!

  11. wow thats a lot of treadmill running!
    i did 3.4 miles today and i had enough!

    u r a champion!!!

  12. sweet job on the treadmill miles! All of my miles for weeks have been on the treadmill and its not so bad. It could be worse and I have fun stuff to watch now too.
    When is your 50k? Is it road or trail? I want to do one in July :)
    Happy Running!

  13. Great job! I love it when my kids cooperate and I can sneak in some extra miles!

    Keep up the awesome work.

  14. Impressive treadmill miles! Congrats!