Thursday, February 21, 2008

Odds and Ends

Alright, interesting week all. Let me recap.

First off, I took my running shoes back to the local running store and told them about the problems. I told them that despite the numerous pairs of Nimbus I had owned and loved, I HATED these shoes. They had 65 or 70 miles on them but the store was super awesome and took them back minus 15%. I tried on a few other pairs and ended up with the pair just below the Nimbus. It has a tiny bit more stability and came in a narrow width! Yay. He said that the toe box of the shoes I was wearing were too wide and that was why I was getting blisters. Anywho, with my super sore heel (plantar fascitis in the making) I haven't run in them. I am going to give it a go tomorrow morning. A super short distance just to give it a try and see how everything feels.

Secondly, for those of you in warmer climates, this next part may be a bit shocking but here goes... school was cancelled on Wednesday due to the cold. It was a balmy -30ยบ F wind chill and they called off school due to the number of kids who walk and have to wait for the bus. I learned that when it is this cold, somebody has to go start the buses every two hours all night long. I hope they rotate that job. Brrr. Anywho, I still have to go in to work but it is alright because I can stay in my warm office instead of traipse around to the different schools all day.

Third, as Blink would say, it is game on. Saturday morning I will be racing up 40 flights of stairs because it sounded like a challenge and because I can. I will put up a race report but I don't expect to be nearly as fast as Steve.

In the meantime, try and stay warm and if you live in a warmer climate, go out and take advantage of it. I am jealous and impatiently awaiting spring or another good snow, whatever comes first.


Danielle in Iowa said...

Even as a snow lover, my patience is being tried by these numbingly cold temps! I would relish a 20 degree day at this point!

There is a 40 flight stair race in DSM this weekend - are you doing that one or one in Omaha?

Well here is to PF avoidance! I gave up after a couple of months and now I just try and pretend my foot doesn't hurt.

Audrey said...

omg, I LUV stair climbing!!! have a great time!!!

Benson said...

Yeay on the shoe exchange. I hope your run is a good one.
Stair climbing? I do not like.

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

A friend of mine here in Tampa is doing 43 flights tomorrow too!! Have fun and kick butt!! (sorry about the chilly air)

blink140pnt6 said...


The stairs and the competition don't stand a chance against you.

Yeah, GAME ON!!!

tri-dogmom said...

take care of that foot!!!

We're heading out for our 3.5 hour ride soon... It's a chilly 50deg!

-30. NO.WAY.