Monday, December 26, 2011


I’m not sure what’s more unbelievable;

1) It’s December 26th and I ran in shorts today.

2) It’s 50 degrees and sunny.

3) I ran 400 meter repeats.

4) I’m ready to throw in the towel on the x-c ski season – or lack thereof.
I’d have to look back in my logbook, but I’d guess number one has been done before since any nice little warming trend in the 40s would be enough to make that happen.

I’m pretty sure temps in the 40s in December is not that amazing. However, temps in the 50s seem unheard of. Who would have thought you could take down your Christmas lights the day after Christmas and it’d be warmer than when you put them up in November? Note: I said, “Could”. Ours are still up.

The third one is probably the most amazing just by itself. Throw in the fact that I did it outside, in shorts, on a dirt track and I think we have a winner.

Considering how much I was roller skiing in October and November, it’s hard to believe where the x-c ski season has gone. January is right around the corner and I haven’t even been on my skis yet. That puts the Birkie 9 weeks away. I don’t see any snow in the forecast for the upcoming week. Two weekend after that, I’ll be in Houston for the Trials. That leaves 6 weeks to get up to 50K. I’m thinking I may be better off by just continuing to focus on running this winter. That doesn’t mean I won’t ski if we get snow. It just means I won’t be trying to cram in a ski marathon.

Quote of the day;

“My only dream and ambition was to compete against the best in the world.” – Mark Plaatjes, gold medallists at the 1993 World Championships marathon


crossn81 said...

It was a record high today! And it felt great to run in shorts.

Beth said...

I just saw that there is no snow in the forecast for the next 10 days. I'm loving the running but geez, I want to ski!