Monday, December 28, 2015

Crazy Weather

I'm thankful we didn't have the tornados or snow storms but man, have we had some weird weather.  I ran yesterday and the temp was 67!  I ran in a skirt/capris and a sleeveless top and was HOT.  Today it got up to 73.

Looks like I'm not going to make my 2015 goal of running 600 miles and running faster.  I thought I'd make the milage having run two half marathons, but it didn't happen.  I think I'm right at 550 and will probably only run a couple more times this year.  I really haven't spent any time on trying to get faster.  It was a good thought, but I'v spent more time trying to ensure I don't get any overuse injuries.  I did meet that goal!  Maybe in 2016 I can work on trying to get faster.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Another 5-miler

Haven't run in a week so I was a bit worried how today's run would go.  It was fantastic!  Even though it was the coldest day of the year -- 34 degrees with a feels like of 25, and sleet.
I was toasty warm in my north face winter leggings, a long sleeve technical shirt under a Skirts Sport half zip pullover, a Skirt Sports winter skirt, canvas ball hat, and ear muffs.  After the first mile or so, I was fine.  My hands and face stayed a little cold but not uncomfortably so.

I'm pretty slow all of the time. I've been doing the 2 minutes of running to 30 seconds of walking for quite some time now and it seems to work well for me.  Without trying, my pace was better than it has been, and the run just felt...well....awesome. No, I didn't break any records, but it was one of those that the endorphins kick it quick and you are so thankful you made the effort to get out there.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Stress Relief

Got in a nice 5 miler today.  Needed the stress relief and could not believe the weather.  December 12th and 67 degrees.  I ran in short sleeves and my Skirt Sports 261 fearless skirt/capris, but I would have been more comfortable in a skirt and tank.

 My son and his family flew back home yesterday so I've been terribly sad, but trying to count my blessings.  They were greeted with a flooded apartment after being away a month. My heart hurts for them and I just wish there was something I could do to help, but being an ocean apart prevents me from doing much except praying for them. :(

Monday, December 7, 2015

Four Miler

Got in a run this morning while the kids were out.  There hasn't been any quilting and not much running going on while my granddaughter and her parents are here.  They will be going back to Scotland in a few days so I am soaking up all I can.