These pictures were taken today.
Nice warm temperatures around freezing . . . the snow will go.
But in the meantime (tomorrow!) we will do our
12K on the indoor track.
Not sure what the total snowfall is for the day, but here we think we got about 5-6 inches.
These pictures were taken around noon.
Snow is coming down fast and hard in this one.
Monday, March 31, 2008
These pictures were taken today.
Posted by Sunshine at 7:01 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Last Saturday morning in March: sunrise on the way to run with the St. Croix Valley Runners.
Some trails are still snowpacked, but running on streets and roads was pretty good. Ah glorious to be outdoors!
Christmas cactus for Easter. Alleluia.
Regular readers of this blog can recognize Sweet Pea's and my favorite color.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Yesterday we got out in the neighborhood for nearly 8K. Notice the street is clear of snow and dry?
Today I traded my running shoes for snow boots to run out to feed the birds.
Our average yearly snowfall is about 50 inches, and we have had less than 40, including the 5 inches we got today... See picture below.. taken this morning.
In contrast, this snowfall will probably put Chicago and Grand Rapids MI over 100 inches for the season.
We certainly should have the moisture, but street shoulders will be too snowy and sloppy tomorrow for safe running in Saturday traffic... Soooooooo back to the community center track to run tomorrow.
No time for running on Easter Sunday. On Monday resume training... and look forward to the snow melt and clearing of the Gateway Trail.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
This early morning scene greeted us today..
It was the wonderful kind of snow that kids love... just right for snowballs ...sticking together ... and plenty of it for building stuff in snow.
Hard to imagine that 8K race two days ago in St. Paul.. in 4 inches of snow. (see previous post.)
So back to the community center track for 9K this morning.
Yesterday we had a free consultation with the new trainer who just started working at the community center. We got a new stretch and exercise program to perk us up.
On the way home we stopped at Target for an exercise ball and some stretch bands. Oh the fun of the variety of it all....
Posted by Sunshine at 8:06 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Human Race, 8K at 1:20 this afternoon, temperature 36 degrees, south wind about 9 mph
Runners ran on both sides of the boulevard, historic Summit Avenue in St. Paul.
There's Sweet Pea in the white jacket.
Turn around at William Mitchell College of Law, where Runner Dude graduated 10 years ago.
Sweet Pea coming to the finish line. Her time was 4 seconds less than last year! Notice Runner Dude, in orange, over on the left, cheering her on.
Sweet Runner, having a Masterpiece Day!
You can read about his results at Mayo last week on the posts for March 3-7 on Myeloma Hope.
My time was a 1:27 less than last year, which delighted me, because I am not feeling particularly fit right now. Last year at this time I had finished 2 marathons since New Years.
We ran indoors and out this past week... and participated in myeloma information/support group meetings in both Stillwater and St. Louis Park.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
First outdoor run in the neighborhood... oh yea!
28 degrees, light breeze, snow on the ground
Yesterday, after 4 days of driving down to Mayo Clinic, it was actually great to get back to the indoor track for 6K.
For the best up date on Don's myeloma read the posts for the week of March 3-7 Myeloma Hope blog.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Last year at this time we were doing marathons every other month. It is about time to start doing some longer runs, but the cold weather and the indoor track have not inspired me.
Anyway, I am trying to think of the 10K yesterday as some sort of beginning!
LATER PS: You can read about our trip to Mayo Clinic today at Myeloma Hope.