Well, this week was a good running week. Despite the bipolar weather around here, I managed to run in shorts three days this week! Sunny and shorts yesterday, heavy winter tights & layers again today! I had some really great running days this week and made the effort to organize my time better to accommodate some more mileage and despite two days of non-running I managed to get in higher mileage.
MONDAY 2/9: 7.7 miles before work. 36 degrees, sunny, no wind. Ran in shorts!
TUESDAY 2/10: 0 miles. Joe had an eye doctor appointment, an all-day event, and then off to see the tax man in the PM.
WEDNESDAY 2/11: 16.7 miles. 6.2 miles in the AM with Joe. 10.5 miles at 2pm – started out sunny & warm, finished under clouds & with some major winds. Started feeling a little whippy with 1.2 miles to go & should have eaten a gel, but I guess I felt that I was too close to the finish & talked myself out of it. Recovered with a beer instead.
THURSDAY 2/12: 0 miles. HUGE 40-50 mph winds, so I opted for a hard bike workout, lifted weights, did crunches, & jumped rope. Off to work after.
FRIDAY 2/13: 7.5 miles before work. 30 degrees, WINDY, but sunny. Ran in shorts!
SATURDAY 2/14: 17.65 miles with Lorrie & Becky. Hilly run starting at home & finishing at home. Excellent hills & I ran them (minus a short bit of power walking to stretch my hamstrings). Joe saved the day with dry shirts for me & water for Lorrie & Becky @ the half-way point.
SUNDAY 2/15: 3.1 miles at the Big Flats Valentine’s Race. Ran with Joe & we came in 5th in the Sweetheart’s division . . . some tough competition this year. But I have to say that we looked the best!
TOTAL: 52.65 miles!!!!!!!!!!!!
So there’s nothing really exciting to report. Just getting geared-up for the HAT Run 50K. And rugby continues – Ireland plays tonight. So let me just leave you with some thoughts of wisdom that I learned this week:
1- Don’t put a battery in your pocket with coins. You could set yourself on fire.
2- Don’t spit, pee, or blow snot rockets into the wind.
3- And don’t f*#! with the Lone Ranger (OK, this has nothing to do with anything, but still . . . good advice).
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, keep them doggies rollin’ . . . RAWHIDE!