Monday, December 20, 2010

I'm Ready to Kick Some Asphalt!!!

This ice and snow crap is getting 'OLD' already!

We had terrible running conditions for out Team in training group run. The path was a sheet of ice with footprints inserted. We actually took to the road at one point but the park police frown on that!

It must be a side effect of getting older but I don't remember being so concerned about slipping and falling when I was younger. Maybe it's that hip replacement thang when old people fall????

Needless to say, the group run was slower than any we've had so far this season. Did I mention 14º and wind???? It getting to look a lot like Christmas.

Sunday was a inaugural local 5k, which are always fun to be a part of. Sandy and I had preregistered and had bib numbers 41 & 43, which made me think this race is going to really be small. As it turns out, there were about 200 participants.

The course was a loop through a local park and golf course. This wouldn't be a bad course in the spring or fall but with the accumulated snow that we received it made for a lot of unstable running. I turned my ankles a few times and my knees took a beating, but I was having fun.

So now after icing my knees and watching some bad football on Sunday, my legs are trashed!

When did it get so hard????

Can someone remind me again why we love this sport?

6 comments:

Mamarunsbarefoot said...
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Mamarunsbarefoot said...

Who doesn't like icing their legs after running? I dream of ice baths... Ok maybe not.

Marlene said...

This weather combined with road/path conditions just make everything harder!

Lisa said...

I think everything is harder this time of year...

Joanna said...

So, speaking of bad weather and the holidays...I fly up there on Thursday morning and will be there until Sunday morning. Is the Team doing a group practice this weekend? I rather doubt it...do y'all have anything planned?

CoachLiz said...

You know, you could have just kneeled down in the snow and iced your knees after that 5K.

Just sayin'...

 
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