Sunday, November 28, 2010

Winter Makes Me Sleepy


I did my 7 mile long run on Saturday afternoon. I was busy all morning and by the time I got home I was really tired so I knew I needed to get out there and get it done right away before I changed my mind!

I went to a park in the city, and did three laps, which is a little over 7 miles.When I got there and stepped out of the truck, the ground felt a little slippery so I decided to wear spikes over my shoes. There was snow on all the trails, so it was pretty slow going. I'm glad I wore the spikes, though, because there are some hills on the route and I didn't want to risk falling!

The temperature has warmed up alot in the past few days. Saturday it was about 31 F or 2 C, so I was able to wear my capris, a long sleeve tech shirt, and a short sleeved top over that, some gloves and my shoes. I was thankful I didn't have to wear a hat or a balaclava, because they are nice to stay warm but I don't really like stuff covering my face.

I finished my run in 1 hour 32 minutes. Pretty slow pace, but I do my long runs slow anyways, and when you factor in all the snow it probably wasn't that bad.  I'm just happy I burned like 1,000 calories! Whoohoo!  My weight is still going down and my pants seem to be getting bigger and bigger so I know I must be getting smaller!

Today Kyle and I went and looked at some running pants. I went to The Running Room and tried on a few pairs. I found one pair I liked that were Nike, but there was a Nike outlet really close by so I wanted to go see what their prices were like before I made my final decision. I got to the Nike outlet like 5 minutes before they were closing but I was able to try on some of their pants and I found two that I like. I will probably go back tomorrow or another day this week and get a pair from the outlet, but I didn't want to make a snap decision on the pants just because the store was closing!

I hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving, and that you had a great weekend!



  1. Way to go! You are such a trooper. a warrior! I am so proud of you for staying consistent; especially in such harsh conditions!

  2. I am so amazed! It took all the guts I had just to face the cold tonight to walk from my car to the gym ;) Keep it up. I bet you're right about sticking with it if you're facing those kinds of conditions and still pushing to 7 miles! Way to go!


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