Nancy: welcome back, sounds like you had a blast. Tough to get back to reality, I'm sure, ha! Any active activities? Any favorite place? Assuming weather was very cooperative. So what next? UT?
Erica: oh no!! was my reply to the knee issue! Glad it got better..... and stays that way. What do you think it was ......and how did it feel? Glad Emma is still going strong. She'll love the massage. Knots in calves are my issues too. Foam rolling everyday ..... even when I'm in nursing home, LOL!! Post-run massages are the best! What a social butterfly to boot!! You have good friends to hang with. Nice! Snow is still hangin around.
Lisa: Fundraising? bummer. That's alot of time but I'm sure you'll reach your goal. Cross-training takes time too. Since renewing my membership, it makes it easier for me. I have weights at home but I don't always use them. Getting better ...... until I return to AZ, ha! WOW!! good job on the 10 milers.
I renewed my membership for a month at the local university gym ....... just enough time till I return to AZ in March. I've been focusing on intervals on the TM, keeping the grade between 5-8% at easy pace, and adding power walk for 1/2 to 1 mile at 12%. WHEW!! So far my longest distance has been 8.2 miles. I'll be going for 10 miles a couple of times. That should be good till I add more once I get back to AZ and add technicals at altitude. And I should be ready for the HM trail race I registered for.
I registered for the Whiskey Basin trail run HM, Prescott, AZ, April 18.
Would have love the 60K but not I don't feel close to being ready for that.
The 33K would have been perfect but I have the trail marathon two weeks later in NM, May 2.
I want to do well for that trail marathon.
The gym forces me to focus on intervals/speed that I tend to neglect. And I love the weights, TRX, elliptical, etc once I get into it. You know what I mean.............
It was so damn COLD yesterday!! Holy moly!! BELOW zero degrees in the morning ....... really?!? Ok, it was sunny...... Anyway, today was a little better but still COLD and sunny. Predicted to SNOW tomorrow, SERIOUSLY?!? I'm so over winter ...... but it does not want to leave. But just to laugh in its face, I ran a couple of times outside (just 3 miles)!! So there!! LOL!!
Being a 'witness' to the Arrowhead 135 was remarkably incredible!! While waiting for RB's boyfriend(JM) participating in the event, RB and I went snowshoeing and running. COLD!! but sucked it up. Made up for the race that I missed due to weather conditions a week prior.
JM dropped at around mile 86........ bummed about it. Ideal conditions compared to prior years but still tough. If you know who Pam Reed is, she finished as first female runner. She dropped out in prior races.
you all take care!!