Hello Snow, Rain, Sea, and Sand Bunnies
It's cloudy, threatening to rain, about 45 degrees- typical November inif I lived in Seattle, but not so typical east of the mountains. I'm ready for our snowy nights and biting cold, brilliantly sunny days. Took my niece and nephew to see a matinee of Polar Express on Saturday- made me long for snow! Natasha I've got my yaktrax and snow shoes at the ready, too I'm in the market for new snow boots, though, and liking the looks of the new Columbia Bugabootoo boots (hate the name - too "Hello Kitty" for me)
Susan I do enjoy the treadmill- I can lose myself in thought without worrying about flying off a curb, stepping in front of traffic, stumbling over rocks. It's all about the music, though. I never listen to tunes running outdoors, but I couldn't face the treadmill without a good CD...
Speaking of the treadmill, today was my first try at running since I quit with a strained groin at the end of September. I ran short intervals/walked for 45 minutes. It felt so good! I thought I'd do this twice a week for a while- gradually adding to interval length and speed and just listening to my legs. I'll stay with the low-no weight strength training for lower body until I build up running strength and make certain the pain is gone.
Thea, Susan, Rebecca, seathyme, Mary, Les, Terri, It sounds like everyone is making great progress, use of the gym in foul weather, keeping motivated despite life's large and small challenges. Eva Have you decided upon the full or the half in January?
Have a wonderful week, runners!
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