Sunday, January 18, 2009

How is this fair?



While my hubby is enjoying this view from his hotel, we have been getting continuous snowfall for the past 24 hours. I slept in a little this morning after a night out with some friends and when I finally opened the front door, I didn't think I was going to make it to meet my group in time for our long run. There was a snow drift almost waist-high in the driveway and it was still snowing. I had to floor it to get my car out of the garage and through the snow (thank you, snow tires), but miraculously arrived on time.

I was surprised that almost everyone showed up. We set out and braved unplowed roads and snow pounding our faces. Every step took immense effort and my muscles were exhausted just trying to continue the forward motion.

Thankfully, the temperature was pleasant at around -5C (23F) so the run wasn't completely miserable. For the time time in weeks, my water didn't freeze!

After slipping and sliding around in the snow for almost two hours (I really need to try some YakTrax), I have muscles aching that I didn't know existed.

Despite all the complaining, it was a pretty enjoyable run. I may not have said this a few hours ago, but I'm glad I went.

17.42K (10.82 miles)
1:54:35
6:35/KM pace

Unfortunately, I came home and had to contend with the driveway shoveling. Where's my husband when I need him?!

27 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Definately not fair, but in return, you got a *great* workout today. It wasn't just 10.8 miles, they had a difficulty bonus built in that will make you STRONGER!

Zorbs said...

I have YakTrax. They rule.

lindsay said...

oh that is really not fair! nice job on the snow run though!! i would have been too wimpy and stayed in bed! :)

Melanie said...

i shoveled then ran LOL. it was a slippery run out there, good job though! I was also wondering this morning how much YakTrax would have helped. Time to maybe stop thinking about it and getting them. Wow, his view is amazing. Glad he made it there safely, but ya, not fair at all. Have a great week! :)

joyRuN said...

How could he send you that pic?! Like rubbing salt in the wound!

Great job on the run - good resistance training.

J said...

Sounds like your husband is just rubbing it in that he is in nice weather! Great job on the run though - I really don't enjoy running in snow, especially for those long distances!

Heather said...

Not fair at all! You definitely need Yak Trax - I've had them on my shoes pretty much continuously since the beginning of December. Glad you made it through the snow for a great run.

Marcy said...

OMG Marlene! I don't even know how you can do it without them!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Ha, I would be sending photos on a regular basis, with the 'wish u were here' attached.....

Marky Mark said...

I'm impressed! I found my three miler to be very tough even with the Yaktrax.

Road Warrior said...

I think you can cross off cross-training for today after the snow removal.

Laurel said...

You know for all the cold weather we get in Philly, I'm so glad we don't get a ton of snow. Light dustings are just fine. Running in cold is one thing. Running in slippery snow is a whole new ball game.

Get your Yaks.

Sonia said...

huh... I hate your hubby LOL


Snow is gross.......... good job in the 11 miler!! You rock =)

Marci said...

That's totally not fair, he has some serious making up to do when he returns from tropical paradise!!
Good job with your run too!

aron said...

definitely not fair.... awesome job on your run!!!

Denise said...

Aw, so not fair. But that sounds like a really fun run. Good job for heading out in that.

Laura said...

great job. I did about the same thing today (17.2km) along part of the route the Chilly goes through...let's hope they plow and salt if it is anything like it was yesterday.

Jess said...

Oh, he's gonna owe you big time!

Vickie said...

Definitely not fair! He needs to take you on a nice, exotic, tropical vacation. Good work getting out in that miserable weather! They say that which does not kill you only makes you stronger.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Maybe he could bring the heat home with him? Hmmm?
Great run:)

Lily on the Road said...

Welcome to my world!!

and I totally agree with Vickie, he should take you somewhere warm!

Shoe Running said...

You've got some serious guts to be running around in that!

Great running :)

Brian said...

Cant believe im saying this, but 23F is awesome runnign weather, I used to hate it! Good job!

BeachRunner said...

So unfair. The other side of the world looks pretty appealing right now. Nice job, you are one determined runner.

Janice {Run Far} said...

way to brave those roads. I would have stayed in bed.

Julianne said...

Totally not fair at all! Where is he anyway?!??! And why didn't you go with him??

Blyfinn said...

I think you got the raw end of that deal with the view your husband has. Awesome run though in those conditions.