Scatter my ashes here...

Scatter my ashes here...
scatter my ashes in the desert...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings

Yesterday it was 80 degrees.

This morning, another reminder that we're in Colorado, and it is April.

Two weeks from now I'll be in Florida. Today, I'll be in the sauna.

Yesterday I was exhausted, after two busy days at work. I had a huge list of things I needed to do, but I spent the whole day in a fog. I missed the Wednesday night run, I was so tired I had to lie down at 5:30 pm and then fell asleep until Dennis came home.

The only productive thing I could do in the morning was go to the sauna and sit there, in the 170 degree temperatures, according to the thermometer in there. I lasted 30 minutes. I had it mostly to myself so there was very little opening and closing of the door to lower the temperature. I started sweating after 2 minutes, so I knew it was hot. I usually start sweating after 13 minutes these days.

I'm starting to get sauna hair again. I'll chop it off after the race.

The snow is pounding down, wet heavy stuff, and it's 34 degrees outside my window, weighing the branches down on the newly leafed-out trees. I hope this turns to rain soon because I'd hate to have broken trees.

Today I seriously need to start planning what I need to pack for my race. I'm going to enjoy my day today. There is something so enjoyable about reaching the point where you're tapering for a race, even though my training this winter and spring has hardly felt like a challenge, I've done so few miles.

The agenda today includes the sauna, a weight workout, a run in this wet cold white slop at some point, and trying to entertain the Buffaloes without getting them all muddy. Yesterday I gave them a bath.

I should have known better.


Amy said...

Yikes! My husband was just flying an Army Chinook around Colorado Springs all last week - he said it snowed and they slid 30 feet backwards!
We're getting tons of rain in KS which is just making the trails muddy. I've been avoiding them and running paved/dirt roads. Just not feeling like dealing w/wet shoes all the time and sloppy running where you're barely moving. Ready for dry weather!

Alene Gone Bad said...

Amy, that's scary! I hope he's safe now. This winter feels like it's never going to end. We might get just a small taste of spring before summer hits. I'm not into running with 5 pounds of mud on each shoe, either. I hope you get back on the dry trails soon!