Saturday, February 27, 2010

Chilly and Refreshing

I took Casey out for a 4 mile run today. As always she did AWESOME!

The temp was 32 and a tad bit breezy. I think it was the first time I wore my wind breaker and didn't wish I hadn't worn it. I think the hardest think about running in the crisp air is just getting out there. I love it once I do though. There's something about the crisp cool/cold air that just makes you feel so alive.

I was hoping to get in 5-6 miles today, but it just wasn't in the cards. Tomorrow I'll do some weights and get on the rower for some cross training.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Maple leaf or a bush?

After I got Maddie down, I decided it was time to get in my workout. Nothing like working out at 9pm. So I turn on the Olympics to give me some motivation to keep going. Speed skating is the sport of the hour and let me say, whoever designed the Canadian speed skating skinsuit, needs a lesson in design. It totally looks like overgrown "bush" growing out between their backside. OMG....are you kidding me?

Any whoo....I got my 3 miles in on the treadmill and then did some arm weights.

Time for a little bite of chocolate before bed.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Get it in when you can

Jumped on the treadmill for a quick 1.5 miles whil dinner was cooking. Gotta do what I can when the opportunity presents. After I get maddie down I'll have to get the rest of my workout in.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day at home

Day home with a sick kid. This calls for baking. Got Maddie involved in making baked soft pretzels. Yum!

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Breaks Suck!

I haven't run since last Saturday. My foot started throbbing so I decided to take a bit of a break and ease back into a nice slow and short distance run. It's supposed to be high of 20 tomorrow and snowing all day so it looks like a nice treadmill run will be in store. I'm going to try and get in some rowing and weights too. We'll see how it goes and if Maddie will behave herself long enough for me to get in a good workout. Fingers Crossed!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Peppy Run...

Did a quick 3 mile run today with Casey. She's such a great running partner. I rescued her about 8 months ago from a local dog mill rescue group. She's amazing. She doesn't pull or drag and doesn't give a rats ass about what we're running past. She just keeps trodding along.

I ended up going to a local running store to see if they could help with my foot issues. Got some good help and ended up buying a new pair of New Balance. It would appear I've been wearing running shoes about 1/2 size too small. My feet felt good on my run so hopefully the new shoes are the fix.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tingly Toes?

Today Maddie was sick so I had to stay home. She's been coughing pretty good lately but this morning she woke up with a very low grade fever. Uggg. I think kids in preschool stay sick. I'm just thankful I have a job that's pretty forgiving about me having to call in because she's sick. I was going to take tomorrow off to spend a day with the hubby but that's now been scratched since I had to call in today and I really can't afford to take additional time off.

I had to do my run today on the treadmill. I don't know what to make of the treadmill lately. Back in the day.....I used to train 80% of the time on the treadmill, even doing my speed work on it. Now it seems to be the sword in my side. It seems whenever I run on it, about mile 2 my right foot starts cramping and now today my toes got all tingly, like ants were biting me or something. What the heck is up with that. Maybe it's time to hit the local running store and check out some new shoes. It's really strange though, my feet don't seem to bother me hardly any when I'm running outside, it's pretty limited to the treadmill. Good grief. I'll get this figured out one way or another.