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Saturday, November 22, 2008

I love this time of year.

It is the off season. That's the part I don't love. I have had a hard time recovering from the marathon. I'm not sure how long that is supposed to take but I needed three full weeks. My foot stopped hurting last Monday. I gave it all day Monday and part of Tuesday and then decided to try a trail run. It went freaking great.

No.pain.anywhere.

Whoo-hoo!

So, I ran a shorty run on Thursday morning and did another trail run today. How wonderful. Maybe I will stop being so grumpy now!

I also did a mountain bike ride this last week and might sneak another one in tomorrow. Yeah, are you all seeing a trend?! I am leaning towards a little more of that stuff. What if I think I might want to do an Xterra? Mr KT may frown upon that due to the inconvenient locations. (Note to Mr KT: don't worry, I already have all the gear I would need, mostly.)

But the part I do love...
there were flurries in the air this morning and then it was coldish and sunny this afternoon. I am bundled in my favorite fleece and jeans with a blanket and have a dog sitting close to me. We've had the fireplace going, I had a steamy bubble bath with candles and a glass of wine, I made a pot of soup and blueberry muffins for dinner and I am running pain free. Does it get any better?!

(Editors note: Um, enough snow to get out the XC skis would be awesome but I am not gonna push my luck.)

Oh, and it is time to start planning the next season. :)

4 comments:

Danielle in Iowa said...

I feel so teased right now with the covering of snow we have here - enough to make driving slippery but not enough to cover the x-country ski trails well enough!

Steve Stenzel said...

Congrats on the no pain!!

And what workout do you have?!? I'd love to know it and I'd love to try it!! PASS IT ON!!

;)

jameson said...

I like the trend. Xterra is the way to go and training "off" the road is way more fun this time of year.

TRI-ROB said...

Do you know the BEST way to recover from a marathon? DON'T. DO. ONE. Bah ha HA! I crack me UP! Glad you're recovering nicely and looking forward to trying something new! Bring us all along ok?

Breathe...