Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bizzard? Running? Really?

I was speechless when a runner posted, "I ran 10 miles in a Blizzard" Talk about hardcore! 10 miles, in a blizzard, with 25 MPH winds. I have nothin' to complain about, especially my long run this past Sunday in 40 degree temps, and 10 MPH winds, after a huge rainstorm. I busted my ass just to get my measley 7 miles in.

This woman just became my inspiration. You know who she is!

So I am on Week 3 of the training, and it is going well, but I am soo tired after my long run. I wonder if this is normal? I am toying with the idea of getting some outdoor running gear, like a fleece headband that covers my ears, the water belt, and new gloves, I am pretty much covered in all the other areas.

Oh! and I lost my first TOENAIL! I have a sliver of old nail left on the bed, but the whole thing lifted and I clipped it. I joined the ranks!

On a sad note, a girlfrined of mine lost her brother on the 14th. He had a brain anuerysym (sp) a few days before and the outlook was not good. They removed him off LifeSupport, and he died 10 minutes later. The Vega's are in my thoughts and prayers!

Vaya con Dios, Alvaro!


DoriAnn said...

Your joy on losing a toe nail made me giggle, Elysia. I haven't lost one yet and I'm hoping it stays that way.

And don't knock yourself, woman. 7 miles is awesome!

Lisa said...

Yeah, I agree with Doriann. I don't think I want to lose a toenail, either. That's just plain gross.

Viv said...

Your training is going great! Did you keep the toenail in the freezer? I know I am sick...LOL!