Run Report (Snowy Edition)

Yes, I did it! The. Snow. Came. Down...and I did it anyway. Here is the shocking part...there were TONS of people out there! TONS!

We drove out to a winter park in the burbs. I am telling you, the place was like a ski resort for runners. It was crazy! The parking lot was packed. Everyone in our group was doing different distances. I am waaay out of shape, so I did the both four mile loops and called it a day.
I don't know what I was thinking doing 8 miles coming off of not running for 2 months? Dummy:P The first 4 miles felt pretty good. I was keeping a good pace, it was icey, but I was navigating it pretty well. The second loop was brutal:P It was steep hills, and really slippery. Not fun:(

Worse than that, I always push my running shoes too far. These are the ones I trained and ran St. George in. They are done. For those of you who don't know. If your shoes are done, you really feel it in your joints (knees especially). My knees were killing me by the end! Bottom line, I gotta buy new shoes. I hate doing that! When did running shoes become more than a $100 a pop! Gah!

Here is my plan. Since we have the bib for The Big Sur Marathon, I am going to train for it. It is April 26, so I have a little time to train. I am not going for any qualifying..just going to train. If I like how I feel...I'm gonna run it. That's it...sound good?

17 comments

  1. You are hard core in the snow. I'm impressed.

    Wasn't anyone cross country skiing?

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  2. I think it is great that you are NOT putting any pressure for qualifying.

    You never no. Just "runnin' it" could have some pretty awesome results.

    When I lived in the Chi burbs (west) I used to run in a park that looked A LOT like that. And it was always parked. I love crazy runners!

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  3. The momma bird said it. Sister, you are hard core. I am not worthy.

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  4. I didn't even know that people continued training in the snow. WOW!

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  5. You are the definition of motivation lady.

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  6. I need to bite the bullet and run in the snow. I hate running the treadmill or the track at the Y. I do much better outside and can run a much longer distance. Congrats on getting out and doing it. New shoes are key!

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  7. You're hard core man.

    If I were to be faced with that weather (lovely though it is) I would run like the devlil himself was chasing me - to stay warm and get it over with.

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  8. WAY TO GO! That's awesome, how are your big toe nails?!!! Those can take beatings!!

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  9. I am inpressed! My idea of just getting started would be a couple of feet, not 8 miles!

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  10. Good luck!

    My shoes are "done" too. I'm still wearing the ones I wore at the Chicago marathon. And now my ankles hurt. Dummy. It's on my to-do list.

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  11. Sounds like a great plan. I don't run but if I did that is what I would do :)

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  12. I cannot imagine setting foot outside, let alone running in it. I'm impressed. But, the marathon's on a Sunday?

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  13. Wow, I'm impressed! I always see runners out here, no matter the weather and I'm always amazed. I have never been able to run - ever. I always get outta breath, so I just can't run. :( I think it might be my heart murmur? I don't know, I just remember even in grade school I can't run. :(

    Get new shoes! :)

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  14. So impressed! I guess I have to stop complaining about our weather and get going! Enjoy the new shoes!

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  15. Wow.

    And, yeah! Buy shoes. Not just 'cause it's fun, but because your ankles, knees, hips and everything in between need them.

    Now, you go girl!

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