Vacation is a wonderful thing! I am enjoying spending time with family and baby J is having a blast. I have been really good about watching what I am eating and getting my running in. The first morning I ran it was in the 70’s and beautiful. There is no flat land around here. Everything is hills and hills and more hills. Something I am not used to.
D ran with me on Sunday morning. We ran about 1.5 miles and she was having a hard time with her allergies acting up so she headed back into the house and I continued my run. I went another 1.5 miles and it was more hills. I could definitely feel it in my calves. I am definitely not use to hills.
Yesterday was a whole different story. It was not in the 70’s it was 47 degrees! Holy crap I am going to freeze to death.
I put on my Capri pants and a long sleep tech shirt and headed out for my run. OMG it was cold. I figured I would warm up at some point – I just didn’t know exactly how long it would take. About 5 minutes into my run and my fingers were freezing. I made fists to keep my fingers warm and then I tucked my thumbs into my fists to keep them warm. This helped a bit. About a mile down and I finally started to warm up. The cool weather felt pretty good at that point. The wind was a bit tough, especially when I was running up hill and into the wind. But I did pretty good. I have had some of my best times here. I ran another 3 miles yesterday.
In the below pics – the green is the elevation and the blue is my speed.
This is my first run here:
This is my second run here:
Look at the hills I ran! I am amazed I am able to do this. My knees were really hurting the first time but yesterday wasn’t to bad and today they are feeling pretty good. Bio-Freeze is a wonderful thing. Today will be a rest day for me.
Have you ever run hills?