Scatter my ashes here...

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

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Woman Cave: Winter

Finally, our first taste of winter. I woke up this morning at 4:30 because I planned to meet Josh and go for a run at 6 am. It takes about 20 minutes to run to the spot where I was going to meet him. Nineteen degrees at 4:30 am, and snowing when I went outside to see if I was dressed adequately for the weather. There was a headwind from the north.


I put my Pearl Izumi wind gear on, a shirt, jacket and tights all with windproof panels, and my PI gloves, a few neck gaiters wrapped around my neck and ears, and my Badwater cap to keep the snow out of my eyes. I took off down the street and it wasn't too icy except in the driveways and intersections. I was dressed just right, never got too warm or too cold.

I ran east toward Timberline in the darkness but once I got out of my neighborhood it wasn't dark at all with the streetlights reflecting off the snow. The wind shifted a few times during the run and my face froze on different sides according to where we were going, but I met Josh and we did an out and back on the quiet streets. The snow was deep on the sidewalks where the plows came through but other than that it wasn't bad. We only had about two inches of snowfall at the time. Then I ran home to finish out nine miles, with a tailwind from the east.

At home I did another half hour on the bike and then did my weight workout. Then I went out to the woman cave and studied for a while.

At 11:30 I had an appointment with a massage therapist recommended to me by one of the people I know in the cancer community, I spent some time talking business with her and then got a LONG detox massage with hot stones, lying on top of a heated mat. It was heaven.

I came home and started drinking a lot of water, to flush out all the toxic junk floating around in my body after that. I started cooking some chili and hanging out with the Buffaloes, waiting for their dad to get home from work.

A nice, relaxing day.

5 comments:

Chris Harrison said...

Alene-
Looks awful cold up there! We have rain coming in this weekend but up until now the weather in Phoenix has been great! Wishing you and your family a great Thanksgiving! Enjoyed reading your blog.

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison said...

Alene-
Looks very cold up there. Weather in Phoenix has been great. Ran some sections of the Grand Canyon last weekend-epic. We are wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving.

Chris Harrison

Alene Gone Bad said...

Chris, thanks for the comments, Grand Canyon sounds awesome, I miss that place! I hope you & your family have a happy Thanksgiving too. Hope to see you this coming year in Phoenix, maybe at the Pemberton?

The Ullom said...

This massage you speak of sounds like heaven...care to share the source?? :)

Alene Gone Bad said...

Jen, it's Sue McShane.
suemcshanemassage.com

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