Sunday, February 22, 2009

Is It Spring Yet?



Today is my 42nd birthday. Do you make resolutions on your birthday or on New Year's or not ever? I laid in bed this morning feeling slightly hungover making a resolution that I shouldn't drink so much. Famous last words.

My back is feeling better after an intense deep tissue massage on Thursday. This woman is amazing. She showed me on one of those detailed body pictures where my trouble was (sacral iliac, blah, blah). Then she had me lay face down, put my legs in frog position (this probably looked very attractive from above), and kneaded my glutes and hams to death. It was a good hurt. I was glad she couldn't see the faces I was make into the hole thing on the end of the table. Voila! 24 hours later I felt great.

Now that I'm no longer training with Team in Training and don't have a coach organizing my runs, I am trying to be my own coach and to organize my own runs. My former team mate, Erin, is on board. We've been meeting for longer runs on Saturdays. She'll join me to run the grueling Horsetooth Half in April.

So...time to get back to running so I don't have to envy the girl on the treadmill. We awoke to snow, freezing temps and icy roads on Saturday a.m. It was 15 degrees when I planted water and lemon lime Cliff blocks at our half way point. We decided to run part of the Boulder Backroads Marathon Course - dirt roads winding through farms right along the foothills. We just went out and back five miles for a total of ten miles (in case you can't do the math). I woremy Polar watch for the first time. I am thoroughly overwhelmed by all of the buttons and options. It'll take some getting used to. Our time was not fast (1:32), but we did negative splits. The first five were 9.7 minute miles. In the way back we were doing more like 8.7 minute miles.


Today I'm glad that my 42 year old body can still run ten miles. That my 42 year old body can hopefully run a tough half marathon in April. That my 42 year old body will run another marathon this fall. That my 42 year old body can (maybe, just maybe) qualify for Boston.

5 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! great job on the run :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy Bday!! it took me like 2 months to really get all the use out of the things on my garmin!

    the run looks beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great 10-miler to celebrate.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm very impressed! I can only hope I'm in such shape when I turn 42.

    I can understand your being intimidated by all the buttons! I've only got a cheap sports watch from the Aldi and even that stumps me. All I know how to do is set it for 10 minutes and then take a 1 minute break.
    http://www.momshomerun.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. These topsy-turvy ecosystem requires the necessity on the fine watch out for staying in connect by using hublot replica a speedy stride with everyday living. Lots of sometimes evaluate the time frame types when methods of louis vuitton replica give quite a few tranquil events; display watching the these folks. You will be likely to seek out a number of decisions in such a consideration; quite a few overpriced, while fairly overpriced. Having said that, in the end of your working day, all that is required is definitely level of quality joined with gucci replica people’s incomes plus deluxe. A person term which will demands account in such a part is a Cartier look at. Many of the look at companies currently have several different different watches suited for diverse times. They can be fairly priced reasonably very. You most likely are an example of chanel replica 2.55 individuals that is undoubtedly an fervent look at sweetheart, plus accumulates several different different watches, in spite of the price tag. Cartier different watches will be models which have been suited for these people today. The luxurious involving all these different watches are not to be ın comparison. Having said that, a substantial package price along with these folks translates into always keeping most people from the obtaining these folks. Hence in order for you being a pleased user with something which might fake rolex spark a are jealous of with some; Cartier is a term to move by using.


    ReplyDelete