Wednesday, January 09, 2008

THE NORTH WIND DOTH BLOW...

...and we shall have snow. From the rhyme when I was a kid. Anyone remember it? I don't even know why we had to memorize it. Or maybe we didn't. I read so much and memorized so much, I might have just learned it on my own.

And windy it was today, from the west and the north, meaning we will inevitably be getting more snow.

Today was still a dry day, however, and really not that cold, other than the blast of wind when I first started out. Again, it was decidedly not a treadmill day. And after I had found some new good workouts too! Not disappointed there though.

And as long as the streets and sidewalks stay ice free, I don't mind running outside, even in the dark morning.

I forgot to add yesterday other reasons I hadn't been running in the mornings as frequently, either inside or outside, were because my home treadmill died most inconveniently just after Don did the Achilles thing, and the because of ice on the streets. Being forced inside on the treadmill then meant running more frequently in the evenings. Despite having access to a gym and treadmills whenever I want, I still want one at home. I have had one for at least 15 years now, and I fixed the one I have last year. But the manufacturer no longer makes parts for this model, so now I am stuck with a dinosaur. Maybe a little idealistically, within the next year I would like to have my own home gym, so looking at treadmills isn't out of the picture right now.

I did one of my old running routes, but can't really remember the distance. I figure around 3 miles, maybe a little more. Regardless, it felt great cruising along again in the dark, windy morning.

8 comments:

jahowie said...

Nice job getting out there. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy the warm weather while it was here. Snow and cold are on there way again.

bill carter said...

I am kind of just the opposite. I don't really want a treadmill in the house and much prefer to go to Lifetime Fitness for my runs. I think I feel more motivated when I run there because I have invested the time and effort to go out... if that makes sense??

I do love running on those dark, wndy mornings. Of course, I would also love the temps in the mid 50s and that is just not going to happen in Michigan in mid winter.

Marcy said...

Snow? Ohh girl don't say anything about snow LOL. It's been so nice here I know eventaully we will be hit with it again *sigh*

I'm pretty much the same way, I don't mind any "stuff" except the ice. That's a little tricky LOL

SWTrigal said...

Oh boy, how I can relate (to the running in the snow)!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

you are braver/stronger than I. i haven't been out in the cold running and we don't have ice stopping me. i was thinking my hang up was the cold, but i think it's really caused by lack of a goal.

whatever keeps you out there...don't let go of it!!

Sunshine said...

Thanks for the inspiration again!

cindy said...

Great job...you're a tough cookie!

See Zanne Run said...

what is it about those pre-dawn runs? -- there is just something so zen about it, and you put it perfectly: cruising along in the dark windy morning.