Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Back on My Feet

In case you haven't heard, the weather in Seattle has been glorious for, oh, at least the past week. In the 60's, reaching in to the 70's, very little rain, flowers are blooming . . . it's incredible. Of course I am all that much more excited about the weather because this week I get to RUN again! Yahoo! 

Last Saturday I did about 2 1/2 miles, Monday I did 3 miles, today I did 3 1/2 miles. If I can do 4 this Sunday, and keep progressing onward, I will be on track for the Seattle RnR half. But don't hold your breath, lord knows I'm not.

This morning I walked my girls, along with our pooch, Heidi, down to the bus stop. After the girls got on the bus I decided that 1/2 a block wasn't a long enough walk for the dog so we headed out for a jaunt that took us on a path by a creek. It was really lovely, and I am sure our extremely under-exercised dog appreciated it! So that was at least a mile right there. After I got home and was on my feet doing chores and then it was time to head out for my run. This might have been my slowest run to date, but you know what? It felt pretty good. Once I churned out 3 1/2 miles it was time to get ready to go to school for some volunteering with the first graders. I love my volunteer days! Since it was so nice out, I decided to walk to school. Another 1/2 mile there . . . . and then I was on my feet all afternoon before a 1/2 mile walk home . . . . yeah. My feet were feeling it by the end of the day. My daughter was asking me to play with her when we got home and I had to say "sorry kid, mama's icing her feet." I feel so old. So, so old. 

5 1/2 miles total down today, though, so that feels good. Who knows, it might bite me in the ass tomorrow (or the feet, as it were), but it was amazing to get so much sun today when normally I am just not outside that much. 

And totally switching gears, have I told you yet about the site Girls Gone Strong? I probably have, but it's worth repeating. It is a great site. I have "liked" them on Facebook and follow GGS as well as each of the girls on Twitter. They are a wonderful source of inspiration and information. Tonight I read the free PDFs that you get for signing up for their newsletter (which doesn't come very often and isn't a headache at all) and learned some lifting tips as well as got some healthy new recipe ideas. Anyways, if you are a woman interested in lifting weights, you will love this site. 

Man, typing that last sentence made me realize it was a complete rip-off from my 3rd grader's persuasive writing lesson. Sorry 'bout that. Not too creative this time of night! 

1 comment:

  1. Snow or rain types of weather aren't my favorite conditions, but sometimes training can't wait for the perfect day. I once asked a runner how they ran in the snow? His response was, "I run very slowly". :)
    Good luck with your next half marathon.


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