I have to apologize for falling off on my blog updates...I find it such a chore to type anything of substance -- I'd rather read and comment on everyone else's blogs! :) And, I am not exactly a quick typist. Heh-heh!
So -- I'm going to keep things short and sweet.
I am on the last week of this crazy run cycle I've been on -- crazy because my arms are hurting just as much as my legs. In fact, I don't remember what it's like to swim with "fresh" arms anymore. Pain is a familiar friend. Hahahahahahaha!!
I had a great run on Sunday -- I was on a mission to eradicate my odd snow-eating behaviour of last Sunday's adventure. I was on a mission to beat myself -- and go further than last week.
I was prepared too -- I carried a water bottle with me and brought a gel for the point at which I felt I was going to fall apart. Last week this occurred during the fourth hill -- I only managed to do 3.5 hills (1 hill = 1 up and down -- in case you needed to have it explained -- LOL!) This Sunday, I was ready -- at the end of the third hill, I sucked back the gel and settled in to beat my record.
It was snowing and snowing and snowing -- the kind of wet heavy snow that accumulates, but when a couple of cars drive through it turns into muddy slush. Toby always has a blast -- she does this capering puppy-dog dance each time we get to the bottom of the hill and I turn around to go back up. The walk that never ends! Hahahahaah!!
In all, I did 5 hills and I was quite tickled with myself! At the same time, I was mad that I was such a bonehead last Sunday -- because if I could have done 5 hills this week, I sure as heck could have done them last week. It was because of my own ill-preparedness last week that I out-performed myself by that much. By copping out and not carrying a water bottle I actually impeded my training -- so that was a good lesson I learned. :) :) :)
As I ran down the hill for the last time, I purposely (this time) went over to the side of the road and ate a handful of snow to ingrain this lesson in my mind. ;)
Hawaii is beckoning...9 days and counting. I am so excited to be able to bike outside!!!!! And run outside without multitudinous layers!! Oh, man -- I'm going to get a tan! AIIIEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)