Saturday, April 5, 2008

A B-E-A-U-Tiful Day

I think that's how Jim Carry says it in Bruce Almighty - one of my favorites.

Anyway, it was gorgeous here. I can honestly say, spring has arrived. Temperatures were in the high 60s, the grass is turning green, and some early blooming flowers - are blooming!

This morning for running group, two others showed. One is training for the Indy Mini-Marathon in a month and the other is my running buddy from during the week who is an amazing runner (she can blow me out of the water, but she doesn't). I ran a total of about 4 miles this morning. I was just going to run 3 but was enjoying the company so I ran a little extra and then peeled off a block from the house.

I probably could have gone more but my husband and I planned a 10-mile walk this afternoon. Kate was off to dance at 1:30 and Emily went to my friend and her preschool teachers house while we hit the pavement. We went 9.86 miles in 2 hours and 30 minutes. I think I hurt more from that than I do from a 10-mile run. Although, that is also the farthest I have gone since last October so I guess I should be sore. That, and we didn't follow the 10% mileage increase rule. It has been a little unconventional this winter.

So, my poor feet have traveled 14 miles today. There are a couple of places that hurt and may have blisters tomorrow. Steve's left foot should have a nice blister tomorrow thanks to the slope of the side of the road.

Of course, when we got Steve had to call his sister and check on her training before letting her know he got in almost 10 miles. Ah, sibling rivalry.

I think I'm going to take a break tomorrow - although I may not be able to resist because it is supposed to be in the high 60s once again! We'll see how the feet are doing.

1 comment:

Rick said...

Isn't that funny, I hurt worse from walking as well. Tammy (DW) and I usual walk for Relay for Life and typically do so for several hours and, the days following that my hips are KILLING me. I would much rather run. I think it's easier.

Glad to hear you were able to make the most of the nice day. Have a good week.