Monday, December 14, 2009

Dashing through the snow...

So...running in the winter...with hills. Pretty exciting stuff. Okay so not really, I've made it out a couple of times. Haven't fallen...yet, and I've really enjoyed it. The times I went out though, sidewalks were clear and there wasn't much ice. But since I'm sure the "best" of winter is yet to come, the executive decision came down...I'm joining the Y. If I'm going to give this half my best shot, I want to go in fully prepared. I want to hit each training run, and not pass it up due to icy, snowy conditions. I feel a big sigh of relief at making this decision, it's been adding to my stress levels lately, the worry of not being able to get each run in and for now, I think it's the thing that makes the most sense. Sure running laps around an indoor track won't be the most exciting thing ever, but I will be running. :) If outdoor conditions are favorable, I'll go outside, but having the flexibility makes me feel more in control which is a nice feeling. So one week from today, Monday the 21st officially kicks off "training." Wish me luck!


mbelknap5 said...

You're right, running on an indoor track or treadmill isn't fun, but in my opinion, better than fighting -20 temps/winds and crazy ice/snow. Good luck as you start your training. I'm sure there will be days where running outside is an option, but its good you have a back-up! How many days a week will you be running? I'm assuming 1 day a week is the "long run?"