Friday, February 6, 2009

Heat Wave!

Yesterday morning, when I woke up it was 7 degrees.

Today, the high temperature is expected to be in the mid-50's. It will stay this way all of next week. I am SO glad that I don't have to do my 16 miles tomorrow morning in single-digit temperatures! I couldn't imagine running 16 miles on a dreadmill.

My daughter and I joined the gym last night. My son is also a member, but he refuses to go... yet. I'm so excited that I just have to share this. My daughter told me last night that she was thinking of walking and working up to running! Woot!

She tried this a few years ago, in the 5th grade. She was in Cross Country that year. Cross Country is one sport that has no "try-outs" in our schools. If you want to run, you can run. She was one of the last finishers at every cross country meet. I told her back then that it isn't about winning, it's about beating yourself. But, that's a difficult lesson for a 11 year old. Since then, she has become more health-conscious. She became a vegetarian a 2 or 3 years ago, and has stuck with it (which really shocks me). She is interested in fitness, now. I hope she sticks with it, too. I know that it really would have helped me at her age (15), but I didn't get serious about fitness until 10 years later.

I've got no plans for the weekend. It feels strange to have so many weeks in a row with no races planned. Luckily, the Fly with the Eagles Half Marathon is next week on Valentine's Day.


Carly said...

Aren't you loving this weather? I am excited that spring is finally coming. I hope soon.

Congrats to you both for signing up for the gym.

raulgonemobile said...

I ran XC way back when.. I think I was 12 or 13. I always came in last. Unfortunately, I didn't have the mental stamina to do it and stick with it. It's good she's interested in it now!

RooBabs said...

I was confused at first, because I saw "Heat Wave" then you talked about 7 degrees. It was coming across as very sarcastic- until I read the next sentence, ha ha.

Glad you're getting some good weather. We haven't been very warm, but we've had a few sunny days, which is always nice.

Very cool about your daughter wanting to give running a try. You could be workout buddies (and motivational partners).