Friday, November 25, 2005


Just a quick update on the last two days. After figuring out what time we were leaving on Thanksgiving morning, I decided to "sleep in" until 5:20. The temperature continues to fluctuate. It went from 27 on Tues to 37 on Wed to 19 on Thursday. To make matters worse, there was a 20 mph wind.

Since my goal for the morning was 8-10 miles, I decided to take Bailey for a mile and then run an 8 mile loop. One of my rules for winter running is to run into the wind first. It made for a miserable first half in 35:26, but the second half flew by in 34:13.

After than we drove 3 hours to Iowa, hung out for 4 hours and then drove 3 hours back. It makes for a long day, but it's nice to be back home that night and have the rest of the weekend to ourselves. I was supposed to work today, but my boss said he'd rather have me there Monday than today. He didn't have to tell me twice. If I get enough stuff done on Monday, I plan on taking the rest of the week off - mainly to use up vacation days.

This morning's run went really well. I didn't have anything in mind other than getting in at least 10 miles. Again, I took Bailey for a mile, then decided to do a 10 mile loop. It snowed a little over night and was still snowing in the morning. There was about an inch of fresh snow that I had to run on. Not enough to make for poor footing, but enough to make for a nice cushioned run. As I headed home I still felt good, so I decided to add on 2 more miles which would give me 60 for the first 6 days of the week and set me up nicely for 65-70 miles for the week, depending on how tomorrow goes.


D said...

All that driving wears you out! Traveling in and of itself is tiring. Nice run!

Chad said...

No, Bailey is my dog. I like to take her for a mile to give her some much needed exercise, plus it allows me to ease into my runs.

Traveling is tough. I went to bed at 8:30 Thanksgiving evening.