Sunday, January 24, 2010

Spring in January

This pic is my running brother, the pose is a looooong story!

Firstly, want to congratulate my brother, Mike, for doing his second half marathon today in Austin, not an easy place to run! He took a ton of time off of his previous half and beat his goal by ten minutes! I am so stoked for him!

Yeah, yeah, I know. We've been bitching about the cold weather here because, let's face it, we're spoiled. We're used to 70 degree days when it's super cold in other parts of the country. Well, we choose to live here for this reason. But, January has been really cold for FL standards. We got payback this weekend with nice, warm temps. The other payback is, when it's warm, it's windy! Boy did we ride in some wind this weekend! What we lack in hills, we get in wind. We got to get out on the SUP's for the first time in many weeks too and really stoked to try and train for an SUP race in May. I am really sore from the little paddling (and trying to surf, I suck) that we did. Work to be done. On a good note, my jogging is up to 30 minutes at a really slow pace but it's better than NO jogging, so I'll take it. Trying to build some fitness on the bike now also, spent the past three Sundays on the Computrainer doing threshold intervals so it was a pleasant experience to ride outside this weekend. I don't have any racing planned because I don't know when I'll be able to go fast running. I'm so eager but also so afraid to re-injure myself and wind up taking more time off - that wouldn't be good! Keeping it positive and hoping I can race again by June or July. I'd like to go back to Providence 70.3 so if I can handle some run mileage by then, may be so. So, hoping we have more weather conducive to SUP, then I can train for what will likely be my first race of 2010! I smell a racing SUP board.....