Posts Tagged ‘12 miles’

Icicles In My Hair

January 24th, 2011 28 comments

Hey there! Happy Sunday night! How was your weekend? Mine was busy as usual, but nothing too crazy. J and I went to see Black Swan yesterday and I spent half the movie with my hands covering my eyes. I’m such a big sissy when it comes to weird, creepy story lines like that. But I’m glad I got to see it – I needed to see what all the hype was about!

My scheduled long run today was 12 miles. Thank goodness I had asked a friend to run with me or I would have crawled right back into bed. Why? Because the HIGH for the day was 16! It was seriously cold out there this morning.

I made it to the park, and was happy, happy, happy to see the sunshine! It really helps when it’s this cold.


I tackled the first 4 miles solo and then met up with Andy:


Ok, let me tell you. This kid is FAST. Ridiculously fast. He was so nice to come out in 10 degree weather and run my pace this morning. Especially because I was slow(er than usual)! It was hard to get into a groove with all the snow on the path. Anyways, Andy’s going to try to qualify for Boston this year and I have no doubt in my mind that it’s going to happen for him!

Luckily (for me), he toughed out my slow pace. And then he inspired me to pose:


I hope that’s his “I’m tough and done running face”, not “I’m really angry at you, Heather, for making me run in this crazy azz cold weather.”


Yes, I still sweat in the freezing temperatures. Check it:


Icicles in my hair!

The good news is I finished 12 miles – it’s been awhile since I’ve accomplished that many miles (since Vegas?). The bad news is my right IT band is acting up. I don’t get it. My left IT band has finally healed (knock on wood) and I haven’t had any trouble with it at all and now my right one is causing problems. So much that I contemplated walking the last mile and I never do that. What is going on? I just can’t catch a break.

I spent all afternoon icing my leg, stretching, and icing some more. As a matter of fact, I need to do that some more before bed. J is preoccupied with the Steeler game so I have the one TV all to myself! :)

Hope you had a great day!

Did you watch football today? Do you care who goes to the superbowl? I could care less, but don’t tell J, ok? ;)