I'm wrapping up a great week running wise, as well as cross training. I logged 19.75 miles, I'm still friends with my resistance band, and Mike and I have been tossing the medicine ball back and forth while we make dinner. It's been chilly, but I made it outside twice this weekend for runs.
Saturday I met Jeannine with the Lake Effect crew, and we pounded out 6.5 miles in a hilly neighborhood, in preparation for the Shamrock Run. It was about 18 degrees out, but it felt colder. About a mile in, we finished up a long, steep hill, which everyone dreads, and my ipod turned off, AGAIN! This time it was in the middle of a T.I./Justin Timberlake song, which really pissed me off. I must be getting used to not running with music, after a few minutes I just got into a good pace and stayed with it, and we ended up doing the scary hill a second time. After we headed inside for coffee, my ipod suddenly turned back on, so I think the cold weather is messing with it.
Today was the Chilly Chili 5k, in Cazenovia. The temperature got colder the closer we got to the race start, I think it was about 15 degrees, and a light snow was falling. We had group of 7 family members running, and walking, and I ran into some Lake Effect friends. The biggest surprise was seeing my college roommate!
I lined up in the 8-10 minute group, I didn't want to have a repeat of the last 5k I ran and get caught behind some slower runners. My 12 year old nephew was with me, but when the gun went off, that was the last I saw of him, he ran it in 26 minutes, speedy boy! The course went through the village, which was pretty, then looped around a residential area. I was warned about the steep hill at the end of mile one, but I nailed it. I wanted to look around more, but there were some patches of ice, and with the snow falling, I kept my head down. With my history of broken legs, the last thing I need is to fall and hurt myself.
The race went by quickly, I kept pace with a woman about my age. She told me that she was trying to keep up with me, which I thought was funny, I said I was trying to keep up with her! I finished in about 31 minutes, which was fine with me, I didn't have a goal for this one.
There was a beer tasting and chili cook off at the finish, but by the time we got everyone over there, most of the chili was gone, but I did try some beer. We have a pot of chili on the stove for the Superbowl anyway, and beer. Which I am going to help myself to right now. Go Saints!!!