Friday, December 18, 2009

What Running in 15 Degrees Looks Like

Pictures from last Saturday's Run Like The Dickens 5K:



Serious face, I has it.

I'm wearing my Jacket of Wonder, my preciousssssss Sugoi Firewall 220 Zip, my ultimate piece of winter outerwear, that which I do not dare to don until the temperature has fallen to 20 degrees or less, which it most definitely was that day. I would quantify the climate as "butt-ass freezing."

Bright red is the antithesis of my all-black Stealth Bomber outfit which is my other favorite winter getup; maybe I was feeling festively frisky?

I am still dragging my feet on setting my training schedule for Boston. I've had almost seven weeks of down time and I know what I have to do (GET MY LAZY BUTT OFF THE COUCH OF DOOM) but it's so...freaking...hard. I have utilized every lame excuse at my disposal to avoid running: it's too cold, I overslept, I went to bed too late, it's snowing, it's windy, I have to bake cookies, I have to catch up on my TiVo backlog, I'm doing something after work, my clothes are all dirty, my hamstring hurts, my knee hurts, I feel weird, it's rest day (who am I kidding, day has been rest day lately), etc, etc, etc.

I'm meeting my friend & running buddy after work (excuse to not run!) for dinner and we are going to complain about how flabby and out of shape we are and then we need to mutually kick each other's butts into gear, RIGHT? We will both be running Boston in FOUR MONTHS (omg omg omg omg!) and IT'S TIME TO PUT DOWN THE BACON AND POP TARTS AND START RUNNING AGAIN!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

11 comments:

D10 said...

I was going to comment on the jacket! I really like it and it is super cute too. Have a fun night.

Viper said...

I saw bacon and pop tarts and thought bacon pop tarts would be delicious. Good luck getting after it. Cheers!

Morgan said...

Love the jacket but more over I love the fact that I don't need one! Bahahahahaha! :)

Have fun comiserating over dinner with Spike! I wish I could be there!!!

4 months til Boston! Woooooooo!!!

Meg Runs said...

I've been getting emails from our Boston coach from last year and the schedules are scaring me!! Ah, it's only December dude!

shellyrm said...

Great jacket! I have needed one this week. Love the red!

Enjoy your dinner.

bunnygirl said...

Cute jacket! I think you should get out and run as an excuse to wear it.

I feel for you on the motivation, though. Maybe indoor spin class or elliptical sessions, to at least keep up the cardio fitness? I'm assuming you're skipping the dreadmill for a reason...

Payam Eric Nili said...

I know how you feel, I've been reluctant to run in this weather lately. Soon the lure of Boston will get you off that couch.

Dana said...

haha Maybe you can run with the bacon? That sounds much better to me...

Burt said...

Nice run. I suppose I shouldnt complain when its 30 degrees.

Mike Fox said...

I totally hear ya on the motivation. Somehow, the scale has been kind amid the lower mileage and all of the holiday sweets and overeating...but I know it won't last long. I need to get my behind out the door and run!

pigtailsflying said...

Oh honey get going with your training! I am warpping up week one for London, and that's 6 days after Boston. You gonna integrate some downhill running repeats?