Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hello Middleage, you are officially HERE!

Today is my birthday where I elegantly (per the norm) step into my 30's. 31, you just sound so much more adult that 30....

I had a fantastic plan to take my middleaged legs on a good old fashioned birthday run around the lake today. At 5 miles I felt that this would be a good way to see if I still had it in me, or if time was finally taking its toll on my speed/endurance. (yes. since my last run I am sure that I have aged rather horrendously.) The weather, however, has a different plan for me. It is disgusting times a million out! Being that I am smart and proactive I hit the road yesterday- but only for a quickie 3 miler due to my ridiculously busy work day. Oh well! 3 miles is better than no miles.

This of course brings me to my next valid point (or would it be my first valid point?) What on earth am I going to do in a few weeks (or a few minutes depending on what the weather Gods are thinking) when it starts to snow? The roads around here have no shoulder, much less sidewalk and when the snowbanks start to pile up there is no room to walk/run whatever without putting your life in jeopardy. I refuse to pay for a gym membership to do something that I can do for free.... I'm cheap, it's hereditary OK!!? I hate treadmills from the bottom of my heart but am thinking that obtaining one might be my best option. NOOO! WHYYY do I live in this frozen wasteland of doom!!!!

Anyway, I'm off to try to work in this heinous weather and to avoid drowning or becoming completely waterlogged. My longer than average run will just have to wait until tomorrow....


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY!! Bummer about the snow...I wish I could pass on my love for treadmills to you!

  2. Happy Birthday! Weird, I just commented on a different blog & it was their Bday too.. Apparently lots of Scorpios are runners!
    Winter running, it can be a challenge. I did all my long runs last winter outside, and I reallly enjoyed the crunch of the snow under my feet.. But there were some dangerous areas with ice.
    Check CraigsList for a used Treadmill, , I got mine for $150.. Honestly, I've used it a total of 4 times in the last year, because I'm like you, would rather be outside, but I'd rather not miss a run so the treadmill is a great alternative.

  3. Thanks for the b-day wishes ladies, I appriciate it! I have been casually browsing around for treadmills- I live in an area with very few fitness enthusiasts so (very lightly) used fitness equiptment is fairly easy to find. The next step is learning to love running while going nowhere. Which is a depressing metaphor in my opinion!

  4. Your confessions made my day!! We really are so alike and I could not agree more with the fact that anything eaten while standing doesn't count! Have a great weekend!

  5. Ha ha! You feel my pain! I was married to the treadmill for almost a month last winter when it just was NOT safe to be outdoors. As much as I thought I hated it, it's a fairly decent training tool. I cannot run on the thing without constantly changing the incline and pace so every run turned into a bit of an interval training session!

    Hotdish-GAG! You aren't missing anything!