Monday, February 23, 2009

TGI... M??

Marathon training continues...

I ran my first 20 miler of the year on Saturday morning. I knew when I woke up that it wasn't going to be the carefree, meandering, sunny 20 miles that I had dreamed. Nope, it was grey and gloomy when I woke up Saturday morning, with temperatures in the mid-30's and a strong wind. I kept getting text messages from a friend telling me to get out the door and run.

So, I got dressed and ready to go. Then I went to turn on my fully charged Garmin. Nothing. I started freaking out. I finally realized that it probably just needed to be reset. Duh!
I reset Garmin and headed out the door.

By that time, the snow had started. Snow and heavy wind out of the northwest. My first 10 miles were north and west. There were so many times that I considered just turning around and cutting my run short. It was SO miserable. The best thing I can say about my first 10 miles is that they are over.

I begged and pleaded, PLEASE snow OR wind, one or the other.

I got my wish. It stopped snowing. It started sleeting.

NOT what I had in mind.

About 8 miles into my run, the sleet stopped. I had another 2 miles into the wind, then I got to turn around and run the 10 miles home with the wind at my back.

When my run was over, I drove up to Barbie's to drink some wine and relax for a bit.
Later, I took my daughter and her friend to see "Coraline". Very cute movie, good for young girls.

Sunday was housework day. I feel like I was on my feet all day.
I never thought I'd be so thankful for Monday.

Oh, and I still haven't stepped on the scale. I have 25 more days in my 4 week hiatus from the scale. The not knowing is driving me crazy. But, I will not step on that thing.


Anonymous said...

BIG kudos to you for getting out ther, and then continuing your 20 miles! Amazing!

P.O.M. said...

Wow, that sounds like a very challenging 20 miler. Only makes ya stronger, right???

Melanie said...

WOW, great job on the 20! lol at your comment about not having sleet in mind either. too funny.

I Run for Fun said...

Congratulations on the 20 miles in such brutal weather! You have such amazing will power!

Be strong...and stay off that scale. I believe scales are designed to make you obsess!

X-Country2 said...

Way to knock out that 20! That's a big milestone. Especially in such crappy conditions. I'd have stayed in bed.

Marci said...

Great job on your 20 miler. I've bookmarked your blog and I will be back to read your progress!