Monday, August 28, 2006

Time to Relax

I'm in New Jersey, visiting my Mom for the week. I'm enjoying myself very much...but I'll back up to get this blog up-to-date.

Friday...
Had a real shitty run. Four miles that felt like I was a brand new runner with every step I took. Not sure what was up with that....so I'll just chalk it up to "some days are like that".

Saturday...
Ran 12 miles with the half-marathon training program, then another 4 miles with my girlfriends. My group did great....this was the longest run for many of them. It is very exciting to watch them all accomplish this goal...tho it's too bad I won't actually be running with them at their race because it's my 20-miler long run on that day. I'm hoping to have some kind of get-together with them the next week to listen to all their exciting race stories.

I finally invested in two ice paks and got rid of the frozen peas. Boy these things are damn expensive!! But they're much bigger so they cover a larger part of my leg. I still havent had the courage to do an ice bath....maybe with the 18 miler!

Sunday...
Left real early for the airport...checked in my luggage at curb check-in and I had already gotten my boarding pass online, so all I had to do was get through security which was pretty uneventful. Thank goodness! With all that's going on out there, I was concerned that it would have been a very stressful day. Piece of cake!

Monday...
Went out for a 5-mile run around my Mom's retirement community. She does a 3-mile walk a few times a week so I followed her route (I won't tell her it's just under 3 miles) and the second time around I cut it short. It's strange here......there are leaves already on the ground. We don't usually get the leaves falling until the first week in October. What is happening with this climate?????

8 comments:

robtherunner said...

Have fun in Jersey with your Mom. Get the courage up for an ice bath. They are quite refreshing, or maybe I should say invigorating.

Reen said...

Glad you made it safe and sound. have a good week with your Mom!

*jeanne* said...

If you EASE into the ice bath, perhaps. I never actually add ICE (many DO!), but I have done the coldest water I could get from my tap. I get in the tub while it's still fairly empty, then let the cold water fill around my legs. Slow torture, lol. When my thighs are covered, I start the clock, and time myself for 10 minutes.

Then I turn on the warm water and unfreeze myself.

Firefly's Running said...

Ice baths are not so bad. Put the ice in AFTER you get in - much better than stepping in with the ice already in the tub.

Have fun with your mom!

neese said...

glad you are in joisey with mom i'm sure she loves having you close...

lotsa miles in a couple days way to go!

:)

Todd said...

you may not be doing 20 miles but 16 is pretty close. More than I have ran all summer unless you mean my Ultra.

Brooklyn said...

I found two-pound bags of frozen peas. Much bigger than my ice packs... tastier, too.

Mike said...

Hey Lora,
Nice switch on the ice paks...my massage therapist stated that she just took some continuing education where they stated that frozen peas, corn, etc aren't anywhere near as effective as actual ice paks.....