I'm Back!

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After working all weekend, I had the day off today. I managed to catch up on lots of home stuff, and strapped on the running shoes for a 9 miler this afternoon. IT WAS AWESOME! It was pretty chilly out there - 41 without the windchill. I wore shorts and a light long sleeve T-shirt, and I was the most underdressed runner out there. Hello? This is Minnesota. It's only going to get colder people. Sure I had an ear band on, but everybody else had pants, hats, and mittens!

Today was my longest run since TCM. I hope to keep up the long runs over the winter and do the Winter Carnival Half at the end of January. More on the 2009 race season later.

I now have even more incentive to get/stay in shape this winter. Of course New Orleans 70.3 is at the beginning of April, but Steve and I just booked a trip to Mexico in the middle of January, so I need to be bikini ready by then :)

I've had a bit of time off since the marathon and am looking forward to finally getting back into things again. The full training starts soon!

7 comments:

Borsch

Full training here we come!

You keep up those long runs...I'm just gonna smoke you anyway. :P

Ms. R

Nice job on the long run! Mexico sounds lovely.

Totters

Always good to have a little more motivation to train:) Way to get the heck out of here during January...I'm shivering just thinking about it!

http://gokristen.wordpress.com

41 degrees!!!! I would be out there with a parka...but it was 90 degrees here today in SoCal...so i am a wimp.

Chris

Hope you and Steve have been out enjoying the incredible weather we've been getting. I can't believe it was over 70 today... and in November?!

Colleen

Sounds like you're going to be busy this winter with training. Do you do a lot of it inside or do you always brave the cold???

Yay for Mexico. That will be a great get away for you and Steve!

Look forward to following your training!