My daughter Maddy has jumped into training for the Monument Ave 10k (March 28th) this week. She had been going to the 10k training sessions at school on Weds and Fri mornings, which include some strength training and other exercises but little actual "running." Before Monday she had run a total of 5 miles in her training so far. Tuesday morning, she and I ran together, getting out the door at 6:45--which for me is a miracle--into very cold temps (it was below 20). Maddy agreed to try our 3 mile loop from last year's Komen 5k, which winds down to UofR and around the lake, and back. She ran pretty much the whole way in 36 minutes! This morning, she ran again with Joe and did the same loop in about as much time and has even said she'd like to try out for the track team. The best part was, while dropping her at school, she said, "Thanks Mom. I had a good time running with you." I love running with my Moo!
Yesterday I headed out for a 3 hour bike ride with Jen. It was great weather, sunny and not too cold with a high projected of 54 degrees. We hit the roads south of the airport, and tootled along enjoying the sun, minimal traffic, and company. The only issue was the flowing rivers of snot. Here are the pics: of us before the ride, and of my jacket after the ride. Eeeewwww.
Said rivers of snot are now a full blown head cold. Joey has been sniffly of late too, but considering the fun illnesses (read: pukies) several friends have dealt with so far this winter, I think we've done well to have avoided getting sick until now. I am hoping I can skip the part where the cold turns into a sinus infection. With Tucson tri camp just two weeks away I am going to throw everything at it but the kitchen sink (Emergen-C, Muscinex, Zicam, vitamins, soup, sleep...) to preclude that. Any suggestions?