Sunday, January 04, 2009

I was excited when I got up this morning. For the first time in 6 weeks, Snips and I were meeting in Glen Ellyn to run outside. The temperature was in the upper 30's. We headed out for a 4 miler on the Prairie Path. At the mile mark we came into icy patches all over the trail. We were busy catching up and had no time to watch for ice!

We headed out onto the streets thinking that we knew where we were at and knew where we were going. HA! When we reached the sign that we were entering Wheaton, we knew we had taken a wrong turn. We weaved our way down some side streets and saw some of the others in our group. The run ended up being 4.25 miles and we our average pace was 13:15. Not too bad. It felt great to be outside!

Waddling on a January day.............

6 comments:

amybee said...

Hi:

Nice photo!

I complain alot about winter running, but I have to admit that once I'm out there, I do enjoy how pretty and quiet it is....

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Good job getting out there to run!

IronSnoopy said...

Way to get out there and get a run in! Jennifer and I have a few stories of getting lost on surface streets up there. tee hee...

RBR said...

Such a difference in attitude, I was whining about upper 30's this morning and you were excited and grateful to ge to run outside. I AM a poiled California brat.

Great job on your run and thanks for the perspective check. I need those sometimes!

Michelle said...

I jogged in Tahoe once (it snows there) and it was pretty neat. Happy New Year!

Joe said...

Great post! My son and his ROTC buddies do a lot of running on the Path. He likes it better than running laps. Glad you and Snips enjoyed the time, even if lost!!

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