Monday, March 31, 2008

Spring is Here

We finally have spring weather! We were above 60 degrees today. So needless to say, my run was outside. I had to stop by the library (which is about 1/3 of a mile from my house) to drop off some material. So I ran there and then just started running the neighborhood. I definitely took a path that I haven't run before. It seemed like almost the whole thing was up hill. I had a half-mile, downhill stretch right after I left the library, then a short and steep downhill about three-quarters of a mile later. Everything else was up hill. I thought I did pretty well with it. I hit the biggest uphill just past the two mile point and all I could think about was Jeff from the Snowy Tundra and his Good Duck/Bad Duck routine -- The Devil on one shoulder telling me how bad that hill was going to be, and The Angel on the other shoulder telling me I was almost home and I just needed to push through it. I ended up with 2.45 miles. I forgot to check the time, but I know it was slower than normal.

Kristin ran a timed 5k at the indoor track today. She ran it in 31:45. That is a solid minute improvement over the one 5k that we ran last year (unlike my one minute increase). Great job!

I have a doctor's appointment on Wednesday to check out my leg. It is slowly getting better, but still off and on pain through the day. If I don't go this week then I won't have a chance for the next two weeks as I will be out of the country next week and out of the state the following week.


caballerofan said...

That one darn duck mocks me everytime I go out. I like running over him. But there's only one problem with that. He's a toon and just bounces back.

Nice job on the hills. Congrats to Kristen.

Rae! said...

Good job to the both of you.
Hope the leg is getting better.

Greta things are going on!!!