Saturday, December 6, 2008

Back at It

Earlier today, my face was freezing. Ice was forming on my eyelashes, and my cheeks were stinging. My chest felt tight from breathing in the frigid air. My ankles and calves were aching from the constant battle for traction on freshly fallen snow. I felt like I was running into a wall of wind. But I didn't care. Because I was finally RUNNING.

After four long days off, I got out for a measly little three miler this morning. It was really hard work, but it felt so good. And the three miles makes for a whopping 7.5 total miles this week. Oh well. As my husband likes to remind me, life does not revolve around running.

With the start of the last month of the year, I totaled up my miles for 2008 so far: 870. At the beginning of the week, I was optimistic about getting in 130 miles this month. I knew it would take some work, but figured I could get it in. I've now adjusted my goal to 950. With the slow start to the month, it will be work just to get in 80 miles. Jim graciously offered to run 20 miles per day with me next week, but I don't think that will happen! (Although think of all the Christmas cookies I could eat . . .)

After my run this morning, I got my Christmas decorations up. My mom came up and stayed last night so she could help me double team Sophie in order to actually get the decorations done. Am I the only one that sometimes secretly wishes their husband would move out and their mom would move in??? She's just so damn helpful. (And Mom, I said SOMETIMES!)

7 comments:

Melanie said...

Nice run, and looks like a good goal! after getting a layer of ice, followed by snow, i think i'll do my longer run tomorrow on the TM... ugh. have a great weekend.

D10 said...

When you factor in the conditions your 3 miler peobably equals about 5 or 6! Great job running through the elements.
I need to get some decorations up. Christmas is just a few weeks away.

I Run for Fun said...

Nice run. How are you and Sophie feeling? I agree with you on moms...they show up when you need them most...and somehow, the things you have been stressing about suddenly disappear.

MCM Mama said...

Nice run! I feel like a total wuss now. It was above freezing, just windy here, and I chose the dreadmill. And I hear you on sometimes thinking of trading hubby for mom...

Marcy said...

GREAT RUN!!

Ooooo LOL I don't know about having my Mom move in HAHAHA Maye it's because we're just not THAT tight HAH!

Marlene said...

Sounds like you've had a great year! You can reach 950!

atrusni said...

It is always difficult to run on winter. I am also having problems to start running during this month!

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