Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Back from the Deep Freeze

That picture pretty much sums up my visit to the Midwest this past weekend ~ a frigid 3 days in Davis, Illinois ~ where this Arizona girl was just a wee bit chilly!

With wind chill, temperatures were -30 for most of the weekend.

But now I am home ~ and thawed ~ and just generally back to being a slacker.

I got a 30-minute treadmill run in last Friday morning before we left town, and there has been no running to speak of since then. I was supposed to get up this morning for the same, but apparently I was just too comfy to get out of bed. So TOMORROW……tomorrow it is.

I have a long run planned for this weekend ~ 13 miles ~ part of which, might be running a 5K with Lisa on Saturday morning. I am still contemplating the race, wondering if it’s a smart idea to go run a 5k race, and then expect to tack on another 10 miles afterwards. Not sure.

What I am sure of is that I need to get my butt in gear. I’m not exactly acting like a person that has another half mary in 3 weeks – a race which I am expecting to be a good one.

You all know I need it ~ and maybe some of you do to. So let’s get moving!


J~Mom said...

I would probably die in that kind of cold. Brrr!!! Glad you had a good weekend!

Let's just do our own thing this weekend and hook back up for our 8 the following weekend, sound good? Maybe by then Pat's knee will be good to go!

Marcy said...

LMAO, it's good to be home, huh?

Topher said...

I bet you'll never take positive temps for granted again, will you. I ran a 5k once on a day when I had to get 11 miles it. It actually happened to be on the same day as the Chicago marathon last year when it was Arizona-hot here in the midwest. Luckily I made it back home, but in hindsight I probably should have run the extra 8 on the treadmill that day. Good luck.

Marathoner in Training said...

Another butt kick out to you. Get out there, only I can rest.

Viv said...

That is toooo cold for me! Glad you made it back home safely :-)
Put me down for a butt kicking if I weasel my way outta swimming tomorrow.
Get out there fo sho tomorrow, you know you will feel so much betta about it :-)

RunnerGirl said...

Yeah, our winters here in the midwest aren't exactly warm!

Cheryl said...

Yeah, the cold temps are no fun. I am sure sick of winter. Glad you are back to your home turf, where it's not so freezy! Of course, I won't envy you guys in July. :-)

Hope you have some good runs this week!

Mendy said...

Now, THAT's cold! I know you must be very happy to be home.

Great job, Karen for your run with no walkbreaks! That's awesome!!!

Pat said...

What was that white stuff on the ground in those pics?

Welcome home. We need to get cooking, if we want to run that half in march.

Dan Seifring said...

That is way too cold. Hope you can out tomorrow for the run.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I bet that was a shocker. Welcome to our world!!

Hope you get back at it.

Bev said...

Come on Pokey! Let's get out there and soak up some of that nice AZ weather and giggle about those cold saps in IL. You know you will feel better having done it.

Laura N said...

Come back in the spring and we can entertain you with hay fever and allergies. No? Want to stay in healthy-air Arizonza? Can't blame you there.

Have a great run this weekend.

My Life & Running said...

Ick... I'm a bad friend. I don't know how I lost track of your blog for this long! :(

I cannot believe you were in temps of -30!!! Gaaaa! I cannot even imagine!