Sunday, 15 March 2009

Sixty, Sunny and I'm Smiling...

Heehaw!!! What a fantastic weekend and fabulous weather! Oh thank you, thank you, thank you running weather gods....

Last year at this time we were freezing cold and up to our ass in snow! Remember this from March 9, 2008??? It was just crazy cold and snowy and just so hard to stay motivated for marathon training. What a difference a year makes. Today was GORGEOUS OUT for our 26K run! Everyone did really well and stuck really close to the 8 minute pace, good for you, you guys ROCK!! This is the longest distance some of the group have ever run, so I am just so excited for them!!!

Not too much else is going on and I'm soooo far behind in blogging

I didn't get a chance to post about the Sport-Wash that Tom from the Runners' Lounge was kind enough to ask me to critique...but so many of you already have that by now if I did mention something I would just be parroting what you've already posted. I'm SO sorry Tom!

Will you ever forgive me?

Plus, I didn't get a chance to compile my running story for the book that Tom and Amy are putting together. So, I will be absent from the book, but I'm looking forward to reading all about the rest of you!!

Again, Tom, I'm soooo sorry. xoxoxox

On another note, cycling has been going really well and thanks everyone for bringing me up to speed about clipless and shoes. I found a really nice pair of Shimano RT 80 shoes.


Recessed cleat design with slim-line walkable outsole
  • Non-slip smooth rubber sole for off-the-bike activities


Micro-adjust buckle and straps allow for subtle adjustment

Large nylon mesh upper provides high breathability ,

and yes, Blue I can walk around in them, but they are not for mountain bikes. I'm going to have to save up for them....they are tres expensive!!! But hey, at my age, you'll be able to bury me in them...and YES Judi, I'm loving the bike!!! It is what I'll be doing for all of the summer and during the early fall this year getting ready for my Half Ironman.

Oh and folks, speaking of Judi, she is collecting donations for Northcoast Doberman Rescue....please help her with this worthy cause!

That's it for today, I was just so happy to out in the warmth and sunshine, especially at this time of year here!!

Life is fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

20 comments:

Melanie said...

spin shoes are nice, yes, expensive, but make a huge difference. Awesome job on your run this morning!! The weather was perfect... you did great! :)

Marci said...

Good job on your run! Glad it was nice weather.

Laurel said...

Way to go on that run. Hope you get some cash saved for those new shoes!

Marni said...

Great workout..gotta love the nice weather!
-marn

Alexandra said...

I love all those "S" words!

We work hard for our money and deserve to have nice things that bring enjoyment to our interests! Nice cycling shoes!

Runner Leana said...

Woo hoo, those are some sweet shoes! You will find they make a huge difference. When you do buy them and the pedals for your bike, you may want to get your bike fit checked to make sure you are still positioned correctly.

Hope you had a great weekend!

D10 said...

Nice job on all fronts. Glad you are having fun with the bike!

bluecolnago said...

it was about 60f here this weekend also. wow! sooooooooo nice!

that's a good choice in shoes. you'll like them! yeah, i told you i still crash sometimes. did it saturday afternoon at the old abandoned golf course. sweet! landed hard on my "bad" shoulder. it feels better this morning than it has in years!

keep up the running, have fun with the bike! :)

Marcy said...

It's about time we get some sun, eh? ;-)

Xenia said...

Yay for fantastic weather and a great run!!

Wes said...

ahhhh so that's where the warm weather has been hiding!!! We will turn you into a tri-diva yet :-)

Marlene said...

I am absolutely loving the weather. Great job on 26K!

Carly said...

Nice work on the run! I am also loving the weather. Everything is melting like crazy. I love it.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

I'm glad to hear you finally got some great weather for running.

Jess said...

I'm glad that you're finally seeing some warmer temps!

Vickie said...

Oooh, I like those shoes. I'm goin on my third year with mine and still seem okay, but with this year's plans I may just need to replace them. I like the recessed cleat idea. You have no idea how many times I've injured myself sliding in the other type. Great weather to get out there this weekend, for sure!

Chris said...

You will be surprised how much of a difference those new shoes make.

Meg said...

Wow you've been such a good busy! Sounds like a great start to spring. :)

Vava said...

Nice score on the shoes! Have fun running and cycling in the nice weather, and here's hoping it just keeps getting better (ie. rain at night only!).

Judi said...

lily - you are so sweet to link to me and the running for rescue link as well. THANK YOU!

SO glad cycling is going good for you. i knew you'd love it. you are going to rock that half this fall.