Wednesday, December 21, 2011

4 Weeks in...

...and I haven't missed a run.  In fact, I honestly look forward to them.  I only run 3 days a week.  Tuesday and Thursday are the shorter run days follwed with an hour of pilates.  Saturday is the "long" run day, which for me at this point is only 2 miles.  Wednesday and Sunday are cross training days, and Monday and Friday are rest days.  So far, so good.  As I look forward into the training schedule, I wonder if I'm going to still look forward to these runs, when the short runs are 4-5 miles.  But, for now, I'm enjoying the ability to run...to breathe in the fresh air..and to ride this wave. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Keeping Warm

Woke up at 6am on my day off so I could get my run in before Lyla woke up.  The bed was so warm and I knew it was freezing out there.  Regardless, I brushed my teeth, threw the hair in a ponytail and put on my running gear.  Headed downstairs and proceeded to warm up with some squats, jumping jacks, arm cirlces, light range of motion exercises and then grabbed the phone and pushed "start activity" on the runtracker.  Out the door I went.  When "Coach Pat" (the name I've given the woman who updates me during my run) comes over the earphones and updates my progress at 0.5 miles, I realized that the best way to stay warm on these cold winter days....is to simply run.