Saturday, December 5, 2009

Lake Effect Run



Today was my first run outside since the Turkey Trot, and wow, it was like night and day. The Lake Effect Run Club is a group for Central NY Runners, and they have weekly runs in different parts of the area. I've been wanting to run with them for a while, but the runs are usually on Tuesday nights, which is hard to finangle with the kids and Mike's schedule.

But they have Saturday morning runs as well, and I was able to join them today. This run was up in the Tipperary Hill neighborhood, the four mile loop which makes up the Shamrock Run in March. This area is hilly, and I've never run that race, so I wasn't sure what to think.

I got right up at 6:30, it's amazing how I sleep for exactly seven hours when I'm not dealing with insomnia, it is the perfect amount for me, and once I get it, I up and ready to go. It was 28 degrees out, but no snow flurries like I had expected. I had plenty of time to stretch and get to the coffee shop where everyone was meeting by 8:30. There was a group of 21 runners, including Jeannine and Bill.

We took off and it was a really great run. The cold didn't bother me at all, and it was fun to have a new route to run. There was one long hill in the beginning, which I was told is normally at the end of the Shamrock Run, but since we tackled it early on today, it wasn't a problem. There were inclines, but they were quick, and at times it was steep going downhill. I had my ipod, but didn't really use it, I was busy looking around, and chatting with Jeannine. We finished the four mile loop, but decided to continue on, so we ended up doing around six. Towards the end I pushed my pace, and it felt really good. It was nice to be outside early in the day, and breaking a nice sweat. We grabbed coffee in the shop afterwards, but I didn't stay too long as I had Christmas Tree shopping on the agenda. I'm so glad I went today, runners in general are a friendly bunch, as was everyone I met today, so I'll definitely join in again.

This week, I received two things from some blog friends, first, an "I Love Your Blog" award from Susan's Family Formula Blog, she's always got something good to share from her life as a Mother and Teacher.



Then I won a Yoga DVD from Nicole at Mom's Home Run! It's called Pulse Yoga, for toning and balance, and I can use both. I've been trying to get into yoga all year, but haven't been very successful at it. I did find a great Yoga for Runners show on the Sportskool channel, but they got rid of it, so my yoga devotion was short lived. Hopefully this new DVD will give me the push I need, thanks Nicole!

18 comments:

Susan Fobes said...

You got the badge, good! I came over to help you get it if you couldn't...
Btw: I like your new blog look and pic. I was first afraid of putting my image in my logo, but it didn't seem personal.

(btw: It sounds like you got over your cold :)

Sophia's Mom said...

I love the new background and profile pic!!!
Congrats on your award!
And good luck with the yoga DVD. I tried Yoga a couple of times but I can't seem to get into it. I was focus on the pain I was feeling all over my body. :P

Kelly said...

I'm glad you had a nice run today. I know a few people who run with that group...sounds like fun. If you are up for it, I have a small group running 6 miles from my house just in the neighborhood around 6:30-6:45 a.m....Definitely will be cold, but should be fun!!

Ray said...

Hi Molly. Nice recap of the run today! Glad you had a good time and a good run. Hope you come out again. I forgot you had this blog, but I noticed someone came to my site from yours and there you were! I had been on your site a while back. Very nice.
Knowing you're meeting up with the group to run is hugely motivating to get out there during the Winter.
See ya soon,

Ray Holt

Sophia's Mom said...

Just tagged you in a christmas meme!
http://www.thewannabewahm.com

Maricris Zen Mama said...

Wow you are fabulous! I don't think I can wake up that early unless someone is dragging me off of the bed. Congratulations on your award!

Hear Mum Roar said...

You are awesome for doing all of that! I love yoga, I'm hoping to get back into it soon

Melissa B. said...

Good for you! We couldn't get outside yesterday, 'cause of the snow. First snow of the year! Happy Sunday...

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Mighty M said...

That is a really cute award! Great job on the run!!

Teamarcia said...

I just found your blog! Sounds like a great run!

blueviolet said...

28 degrees??? Did you have to have something over your mouth?

You are fabulous with your running!

yonca said...

You are great with your running Molly!
I used to join yoga classes. It is very good for flexibility and relaxing. I can't say i was good at my medition practice. Lol, i am just not consantrating enough, it's not easy for me:)Then I started to join Yoga-pilates class which i really liked it. Also DVD'S are very helpful too. Congrats on your new award.

RunnuRMark said...

I hope to actually join our local club for a run someday. I've been a member for the better part of a year...just not an "active" member :)

Helene said...

Holy coldness....28 degrees??!! And it didn't bother you?! That's amazing!

Good for you on going running, though! You have more follow-through than I do!

Tara said...

Congrats on your award! And your DVD win! I've been trying to do a yoga DVD at least once a week. It helps that my husband likes to do it too.

I'm glad you found a group to run with, sounds like that was right up your alley. Maybe you need to stick with them! I wish I could run with a group, but I hate running with other people. Not sure why...

The Happy Runner said...

We don't get *too* much lake effect snow but when we do, I curse it!

Glad you found a group :-)

saundra said...

Molly,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Best of luck with your new running group!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I love it when I push the pace and it feels GOOD.

Awesome win.. I am BAD at Yoga..