Sunday, January 15, 2012

And Winter is back

After weeks of mild temperatures winter has not quite given up.

Those cold temperatures did in fact arrive today. Right now it's -18c and with windchill it's -28c. The more fun part is when I get to work tomorrow (2hrs north of Fort McMurray) it should be -29c and with windchill -40c. Thank goodness I have a desk job but I sure feel for all the outside workers. The most I'll have to be outside is walking from the plane to the airport trailer.


Well, it was sort of delusional to think Winter wasn't going to make an appearance.

Today the only time I went outside was to take out the garbage. I'll really need to have a plan for my last long run next weekend as the weather is sticking around for awhile. It might be -6 by Saturday but goodness knows a lot can happen between now and Saturday. It might just mean finding an indoor track and doing a heck of a lot of laps as I need to do 10 miles.

Heard super bad news today. My boss's boss, who was the brain child behind going to the Tinkerbell Half Marathon and a got a group of us together to go, has a 2nd degree ankle sprain. She is gutted ,to borrow a British term that seems more apropos then sad. I think she's found wings for this race. She's also a physical trainer and super fit.

Here I've been worried that I'll be to slow and plucked off the course at some point. Yeesh, I feel so bad for her. She's what I would call a serious runner. Not that I don't consider myself to be a runner even with walk breaks but she's done multiple long distance races and embraces all things fitness. She even teaches a boot camp. She doesn't need crutches which is a blessing. The other good thing is she knows how to take care of herself.

I've already done laundry and made a very traditional German lunch of rouladen, red cabbage and a dumpling and I made my lunch for work tomorrow with the left overs. Work bag is mostly packed. Dishes are washed and at about this time I try to start winding down as my alarm will be going off at 3:45am tomorrow.

I used a whack of WP yesterday so I need to be very careful for the rest of the week.

It can be a little difficult to lose weight while training for long distances. I remember training for my first half and I didn't drop a lot of pounds but my body changed. It's not a time to restrict calories as fuel is super important. Which is also why I'm looking forward to being done with this race so I can focus on losing. I am looking forward to the race don't get me wrong, I think it will most likely be the most fun race I've ever taken part in after all it's Disney. I know I'll come home with lots of stuff that says "Tinkerbell Half Marathon". I do love Disney.

I do hope you all had a great Sunday.



Enz said...

I am in awe of your perserverence for this race. Thats why you're a runner and I'm someone who runs.

Stormy@Big Butt Theory said...

You are a rock star & I wanna be like you when I grow up. Have great week. Be safe!!

illiterate said...

That marathon sounds really cute + fun! I wish I had what it takes to be a runner. I think it is literally the most demanding sport that I have tried both mentally and physically. Maybe with time, but as it stands, I do NOT have the running fever. So glad to hear that you're doing so well with it! Can't wait to hear about disney xx

- DS

Maren said...

You are a true runner! I agree with Enz :D

Coach said...

I heard a funny thing about cold weather. If you suffering about cold weather, your body is burning fat to warm you. Someone said that dropping room temperature by few degrees helps you to burn more fat during everyday life. Your body needs energy to keep the body temperature up.

mama.on.the.move said...

good work :) love your commitment to the cause!