>> Friday, December 10, 2010

Dressing for cold weather running can take more effort than the run itself! We've covered it before (How to Suit Up to Set Out), but what it means is some serious layers. Especially now, I find it annoying to have to pile on the spandex -- my knee is still temperamental and my runs have been OK at best.


Regardless, I take the time to try. The temps are in the teens and 20s now, sometimes lower. The flakes is flying like crazy. It's super dark outside. But I still live for those moments when my body allows me to run. Even in the ice and snow, I'm out there, slogging along.

I bundle up. And bundle up some more.

I stretch in the ways the PT has instructed me to.

I roll out with The Stick to keep my IT-band happy.

When it doesn't work out, it's OK. I'm starting to enjoy my cross training. For example, this morning I woke up and cranked out an intense sweat session on our spinner bike. And episode of Teen Mom and 45 minutes later . . . I finished up and felt fantastic.

This evening, Stephen and I are headed to the gym to "compete" in the Y's "triathlon." A lot of quotation marks going on here. I write "compete" because the recording of time is on the honor system. I write "triathlon" because it's only 15 minutes of swimming, 15 minutes of indoor biking, and 15 minutes on the treadmill.


We got a couple emails that said the DIY garland we posted a tutorial for the other day was cool, but difficult to actually see in finished form.

Light box to the rescue!

NEW STUFF ON (never home)maker:
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