Oh my goodness, this thread has exploded with so many people, I don't know how well I can manage personals! But welcome, newbies. I still feel like one myself, and everyone here is so wonderful about including and reaching out to all, that it makes for a very welcome feeling.
sally, too bad about feeling icky! Were you a runner before, or did you just plunge headlong into running a an ultra? I still can't wrap my head around that. Awesome undertaking.
BBM, I don't usually remember very many dreams that I have, but when I was about 8-9 months pregnant with DD1, who we didn't know was a DD, I had a dream about a gypsy/indian woman handing me a feather-like thing, and telling me with all ernastness (how do you spell that word??) that I was having a girl. And so it was. We were totally not surprised when she was born and the midwife told us. We were like, yeah, we knew that.
Patti, hope you find time for the run. If your weather is like what we are having a bit to your north, it is just going to keep getting colder towards the weekend. Enjoy the "balminess" while it lasts!
mamabeth, go for that run! You will feel good after you do. (how is that for a kick in the pants??)
Homebirthmommy, yeah for starting to run. I was never a consistant runner at ALL, and just started in August. I attribute this tribe as helping me keep on track and actually laern a bit about running.
Saskiasmom, hope the baby feels better soon. I am also not with you on the loving the gym thing, although I don't hate it either. But right now we are too poor for me to join, so I don't have much choice except to get out the door and do something that way.
pumkinseed, glad the back is feeling better and you got to go walk! I feel like I am still nursing this back/hip thing that slowed down my running big time a few weeks ago. No where as serious as what you described having, but pain is pain, right? Well, hard to quanify, but good you are getting back out there.
So, in honor of today being our first day of competition, I went out and ran for 20 min. I feel that it would be generous to say that I was actually running 10min=1 mile, but I will get faster eventually. Since my back/hip thing which threw me off my game after my trip in Oct, and then the sinitus from the last 2 weeks, I have been very inconsitent about running. So went out with the dog, and managed pretty well (except I must remember to take a doggie bag
). What I do have to do is to give up me evening habit, if you may recall.
Running will definitely help with that, so yet another reason to get out there.
Question for all of you seasoned cold-weather runners -- at what temps do you break out the gloves and hat? According to my computer this morning, windchill made it 35 degrees, so I wore gloves. At the beginning it was fine, but by then end I definitely felt like I wanted to dump them.
Gotta run and clean this sty of a house.