Friday, February 16, 2007

My Inconvenient Truth



Ugh.

I don't know, Al...you sure about this global warming thing?

I'm in a pickle. This week, I've been totally landlocked since Tuesday night. My wonderful new(smelling) car is frozen to the ground. Okay, not really to the ground, but completely locked in place by the slow moving iceberg that formed underneath it over the course of Wednesday. The municipal plow company didn't help the sit-cheation at all by sealing the deal with their plows-of-perpetual-frustration.

Ugh.

So, I've been without my Y for nearly three days. THREE DAYS!! I'm woefully behind on my swimming (okay, missed one session...but still!) and I really, really want to go outside for a run. A real run. Not a treadmill hour of pain in the basement. An honest to goodness run in the outdoors.

Sigh.

I'm only 4:04 into my week plan of 8:17 hours training. Damnable weather! I'm hoping to get my car off it's perch on the tundra and to the Y before they close the pool tonight. Mighty M is off with the boys playing Texas Hold-Em, so I can play a little on my own with zero guilt.

I guess it's time for some flexibility here...something about worrying about the things you can control, and letting go of those you can't...

For my own sanity, I think it's time to invest a tiny bit on this little gift so I can go out and play in the snow like a real runner, not some treadmill monkey in the basement. Yeah, these would be nice...

But don't worry...I LOVED the feeling of finishing last week strong, so there's no way I'm falling short this week -- ice storm or no ice storm! Watch out!!

7 comments:

JohnnyTri said...

Hey those are pretty interesting gadgets for the shoes. if u get them just dont forget to take them off inside as one of the reviewers said he fell really hard b/c there slippery on indoor surface, but way cool looking..

All I can say is sorry bout all that snow, I see it on the new and web and Wow! I lived in central Nebraska and we got snow too but not as bad as that!

Dont beat urself up over missed training, just try and stay consistent but ur doing good. But im with ya, indoor training gets a little cramped after a while.

Have a great weekend!

Duane said...

Glad to see the snow is landing somewhere besides here! Maybe a bet with your hubby will get you out into the cold :-)

ironjenny said...

sorry about all that bad weather! It's finally nice here - it's 12 degrees F!!!!!! ABOVE zero, I might add...
you're fine with your training - jump back in when you can...
Jenny

mark said...

Too bad about the weather. Do you ever wonder if the guys driving the plows have a contest to see who can plow the most people in? At least someone is laughing. Keep up the good work.

TxSkatemom said...

i cannot even imagine.

I feel like such a wimp when it hits 35 and I retreat to the playroom to be a "treadmill monkey!" where's my 'nanas?!

TriJack said...

snow snow go away...
come again next year.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

so my husband used the Yaktrax on the Quad course - said they were awesome. He was running on packed snow and mud. They provide a teeny bit more cushion too, apparently. Just right for certain surfaces.

For flat out ice, however, there is nothing better than sheet metal screws placed directly in the treads like this
http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm

when you take them out your shoe is good as new. I'm totally serious.