Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Super quick post

Tonight I was supposed to do an easy run.
I also wanted to get some professional development hours at a workshop very relevant to my job being held only 2 miles from my apartment, and for a cheap $10.  When work doesn't provide very much professional development and you still need the hours to renew your certification, you'll take anything you can get!

After work, I stopped home quick, packed my gym bag, and headed to the workshop. 

When that ended at about 8:30, I headed over to the gym for my easy run.  By the time I got changed and on the treadmill it was 8:45.  My run should have been 3.5 miles, but ended up more like 2.85 due as it was getting late, and the gym was pretty full, so I adhered to the 30 minute max. 

Better that I got in 2.85 easy miles than nothing! (I thought about using the workshop as an excuse and not doing anything...but that would have been very lame of me).  When I got home, I found that more than half of the cookies I made the other night are officially gone.  I think I'm responsible for about 10 of those missing cookies over the past 3 days...

How promising does this forecast look for a good outside hills workout (immediately behind my apartment) or some speed work tomorrow night?

Wednesday: Rain and snow before 3pm, then rain and sleet. High near 36. Northeast wind between 6 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday Night: Rain and snow before 3am, then a chance of snow. The rain and snow could be heavy at times. Low around 26. North wind between 11 and 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. 

Yikes.  We'll see what it is like outside when I get home tomorrow, and I'll see what I can do...

Is anyone else's running being affected by all this lovely winter weather?
Or do you usually run on a treadmill in the winter anyway?


  1. Yeay for a $10 class and congratulations on hitting the gym afterwards! ::high fives::

  2. I am so impressed that you still got your run in that late at night - good for you!

    I've had to introduce myself to the treadmill this winter and do a few runs there - cold is ok with me, but anytime I risk breaking a leg due to ice is when I head indoors. I think we are currently getting the same winter storm you are and I am supposed to run a half marathon this weekend, I really hope it still happens!

  3. It's really not that cold here... maybe 35-38 in the mornings so I still run outside most of the time.

  4. Thanks Green Girl!

    Alyssa - Luckily I'm pretty good at falling asleep about 5 minutes after I hit my pillow. I could drink coffee or run close to bed time and still fall asleep. I resist the treadmill but need to get used to it when it's icy out, too...
    I hope you're still able to run your half!

    Michelle - I wish I could motivate myself to run in the mornings in the winter! It's much easier to get up and run before work when


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