6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Waiting Waiting Waiting

It is no secret that my husband is AMAZING and supportive. As a Stay-at-home-Dad he rarely gets a break. So when his brother came to town and they had plans this morning I knew I needed to push my Long Run.. Which means..

  • No meeting up with my running pals, everyone was busy Saturday afternoon. SOLO long run boo :(
  • No running on the trail, Muscle Man does not like me to go it alone.
  • Finding 18-20 safe miles in Bonney Lake
  • Waiting Waiting Waiting until he gets home and trying to stay positive for the Long Run

I had an idea to run all the way around Lake Tapps, so this morning I took the Little Studs for a Jamba Juice and "Drive around the Lake." They were GREAT!! I know these roads very well from growing up here but I have never thought of the roads from a runner perspective. I saw a very fit couple running, they looked COLD my Jeep said 24 degrees..that is COLD for us here in WA.

About 7 miles in the shoulder was very thin and parts were snow covered, the road was very curvy, this lasted for about 3 miles. NOT SAFE!! OK that plan is out.. UGH!! I could hop on the treadmill and run for 3 hours...but UGH!!

Wish me luck. I will most likely do a few loops outside and try to stay WARM.. Tomorrow I will run with Kerrie, Zoe and Amy for 12 miles of HILLS so I don't want to overdue it today.

  • So now I wait...Wish me luck. I will be back with a story Monday. Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!

17 comments:

Amanda@runninghood said...

Good luck! Are you in Bonney Lake, Washington? Forgive me for not knowing this if it is all over your blog somewhere. :) We have friends in Bonney Lake, WA and visit them when we travel to Seattle for my husband's job.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Good luck! Kerrie, Zoe, and Amy tomorrow? So very jealous:)

Marlene said...

Long run in the afternoon - that is tough. I am not a fan of waiting. Hope you found a decent route and that it warmed up a bit for you!

Kerrie T. said...

Looking forward to tomorrow. Stay safe today! Maybe split up your run? Half outside, half on the 'mill?

Julie said...

Good luck with your run wherever you decide to run! It's unreasonably cold here in Portland. We moved the first part of our Brick indoors today due to low temps and ice.

Kittee said...

Good Luck! Stay Strong and positive! You will to great..

Run with Jess said...

But a positive is it may be a little warmer in the afternoon, yes?! Good Luck! It's hard being thrown off a routine...

H Love said...

I know you will make something fall into place! I think it's great that the hubs gets to play as well!! Long work week for him I am sure!

It was -9 this morning when I woke up and a balmy 18 now! Looks like treadmill...again for me tomorrow!

Kate said...

Good luck getting your run in. Darn life getting in the way! :)

Zaneta said...

I hope your long run went well!! :)

Deb said...

Good luck getting that run in. I'm sure it will go well one way or another.

Twila said...

I did 3 hours and 20 minutes on the treadmill on Friday and UGH is right! My right hip and entire thigh were killing me!

Twila said...

I did 3 hours and 20 minutes on the treadmill on Friday and UGH is right! My right hip and entire thigh were killing me!

Katie A. said...

I know you already got a good long run in, so congrats! You are a super mom and wife! Hope all is well buddy!

Jodi H said...

I hope the run went great! Have a great week!

LindseyAnn said...

Oh boy, I guess perspective is everything--I've definitely referred to 24 degrees as "warm" a few times on my blog!

I hope you found something safe and that your long run went well! :)

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

You had me at 3!! That's my FAVORITE number!