Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November 24th - November 30th

Monday 11/24:  0.  I had to cancel my run so Gina could take Brady to the doctor's.  He's got an ear infection and pink eye!

Tuesday:  11/25:  0.  Too much going on today.

Wednesday:  11/26:  2 on HRT.  I had to watch the babies all morning while Gina worked a half day.  Once she got home, I headed over to the Rail Trail for 2 quick miles.  It was snowing like crazy.  We probably had 2 inches out there on the ground.  It looks like we are going to get walloped.  Don't know what this will mean for tomorrow's Turkey Trot.

Thursday:  11/27:  0.  This was a memorable Thanksgiving.  We got about a foot of heavy wet snow which knocked out our power around 6pm last night.  We were supposed to host Tday, but with no electricity it was looking unlikely.  I also had to chop up a section of a maple tree that fell into our driveway and drag it off before we could be plowed.  All the shenanigans meant no Turkey Trot.  We ended up eating dinner at Uncle Joel's in Stoddard.

Friday:  11/28:  4.  Walmart N Back.  Felt like I hadn't run in about 100 years.  Power came back on sometime late last night.  We were in Stoddard still.

Saturday:  11/29:  4.5 Boat Landing loop.  Nice cold morning ~ 17 degrees.  First morning that ice accumulated in my beard since last winter.  Feeling good.

Sunday:  11/30:  8 w/athletes.  Three runners showed up for multiple loops around town.  Another day where I felt great.

Weekly total:  18.5.  A couple doctor's appointments and a Tday snowstorm kept this from being a solid week.  I'm happy with the way I've been feeling on runs.  I'm motivated to get out the door.

Monday, November 17, 2014

November 17th - 23rd

Monday 11/17:  4.5 miles after school w/coach and athlete on HRT.  Cold and rainy conditions, but I felt great out there.  I'm getting in a little groove where I'm excited for every run.

Tuesday:  11/18:  4 in pm - Walmart N Back.  I thought I wouldn't be able to run today, but our staff meeting turned out to be a staff appreciation celebration with food and drinks - sweet!  The weather was blustery with temps around 29 degrees.  I warmed up quickly and enjoyed myself.

Wednesday:  11/19:  3 w/ athletes.  Three runners showed today.  It was cold but not as windy as yesterday.  Nice and easy.

Thursday:  11/20:  1 around school.  I didn't think I would be able to run today, but when I got home both babies were napping.  I didn't get very far because I ran into two students who were just finishing their runs.  1 > 0 !

Friday:  11/21:  3 same route as Wednesday.  I was about 2 minutes faster than Wednesday.  Felt decent.

Saturday:  11/22:  6 around town w/30 minute tempo.  Felt great today - nice and cold, 20 degrees.  The river was iced over in the setbacks.  After my tempo I ran a mile cool down on the rail trail out on the land bridge portion.  I ran up on a forky buck that was walking really slowly.  I got to within 40 yards when I noticed he was injured with blood running down his rear left leg.  He probably had been shot by a hunter.  I turned around to leave him in peace.  When I drove by on the way home, I could still see him out there slowly walking in the same direction.  Poor guy.

Sunday:  11/23:  7 w/ Rachel and athlete.  Nice and easy today.  My legs were a wee tired from yesterday's quick pace.  I overdressed on this run as it warmed up into the 40s by the end.

Weekly total:  28.5  - good week.  Getting in a groove.  Hopefully 30s next week.

Monday, November 10, 2014

November 11/10 - 11/16

Monday:  4.5 w/ Coach Smith and athlete after school.  It was a great afternoon for running.  We ran down the rail trail and back.

Tuesday:  4.5 in am.  I ran the same course as yesterday.  I felt pretty good.  I saw the same female pileated woodpecker again today.  I passed her at least a dozen times.

Wednesday:  0.  I stayed home from school today to take care of Emma.  She started feeling better by the afternoon.  No time for a run until 8pm - I didn't find the gumption to get on my headlamp and get after it.

Thursday:  2.  I stayed home again with the help of Nonni.  By staying home, I had to miss cross country awards' night.  I hated missing it, but Emma still wasn't feeling well.  She has a double ear infection and is on antibiotics.  Nonni let me sneak out while both babies were sleeping.  I got new Asics because I needed new shoes and they were on sale at Running Warehouse.  I'm wishing I just got Cascadias or Ghosts again.  Oh well.  Maybe I need a few more runs in them.

Friday:  0. Second night home with the babies while Gina was at a school play.  Uncle Greg and Aunt Jenny were a big help.  Emma's getting a little better.  No time for running.

Saturday:  3 on HRT.  Nice cold morning - 28 degrees.  I felt pretty good.  The shoes felt better today.

Sunday:  6.5 w/athlete.  Another cold morning.  Nice and easy - feeling good.

Total:  20.5