I start my new job on Monday. As much as the time off has been relaxing, I have been BORED out of my freaking mind. I do my training, and that's it. And mostly I wind up putting it off because I have all day when I should just go in the morning and do it. I am not looking forward to the hours of the new job, but I'm getting paid more than my last job, so the money will be nice. I have an expensive race season ahead of me! Yay!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Winter is here in full swing. Running now sucks because the sidewalks are not cleaned well in Rochester. Seriously, I'm running slower than 10 min/mile in this crap because it's soggy, slippery and really deep in some parts. Andy and I drove out to Mendon Ponds Park yesterday to snowshoe and the roads are clean to run out there, so maybe I will take some of my runs out that way just to feel like I am actually running and not struggling. I have now learned that snowshoeing in MPP is fantastic! The trails are pretty wide and they are groomed so well! We did 6 miles yesterday (I went over my 45 min run by 30 mins or so - oops) and I am getting more and more used to my snowshoes every time I go. The first time I went I was done after 4 miles. Yesterday I went 6 and felt awesome. It was also pretty warm out - I think it was 30 or close to 30 so that made things good. Running in the bitter cold is just awful and I try to subject myself to the least amount of below 10 degree running as possible!