Thursday, March 08, 2007

Waiting on an Early Spring

Warmer weather is on the way, it’s going to get close to 50 next week…another 10-15 degrees from there and I might get to shed even more layers and get down to shorts. Today my run felt really good though and I’m glad I got out and got it in during my lunch. It’s warming up, was close to 36 when I started, and while it was windy, it was actually a warmer wind…could be because of the moisture in the air too (relative humidity right now is 70%). Anyway, I ran away from the building on a route I use often. It runs along one of the major freeways of the city, but has it’s own bath, that finally has been mostly cleared, although a bit of it was treacherous and uphill to start (hence the slow first mile). This route also covers some decent hills. I might have to bring my camera with next time. It’s definitely a decent glut workout. I opted what seems the lesser hills on the way back though and went through some nicer neighborhoods. 7 miles in 1:00:20 for an 8:37 overall pace. Not bad for just an easy run.

Mile 1 – 9:15
Mile 2 – 8:52
Mile 3 – 8:49
Mile 4 – 8:33
Mile 5 – 8:33
Mile 6 – 8:18
Mile 7 – 7:56

I like that each mile stayed the same or got just a little faster. Mile 2 and Mile 4 probably have the worst of the climbs and Mile 7 does end on the nice downhill of the hill I climb in the first mile. Overall a nice feeling run though.

I worked last night but tonight will be at home doing more cleaning and decluttering and maybe finally getting to sleep a little early. I do have a big list of things I could do. I want to focus on actually throwing some stuff out finally too. I really am in desperate need of doing that!! So far no calls for showings on my place, but Joseph made his way into my little garden box on my patio and is now buried (managed to get the frozen dirt dug up through sheer force!) and hopefully doing his best to sell my place for me. I appreciate the good thoughts and keep them coming. Oh, and Gingerbread Man asked where Jon was going with my stuff…it is now in his “game room” at their house. He and his wife have a much bigger place, although they’ve managed to fill it up pretty well on their own, for some storage and since it’s to both of our benefits to make my house look the best it can for showings, they offered…it was very nice of them.

Oh, and did I mention it was sunny when I was out running...and my gloves came off, and I was too warm on top with just my windbreaker and a light weight top on under...(well I was sweating a lot at least!)...spring is on the way. I know we are getting an early spring (or if nothing else spring WILL be here on March 21, it doesn't have a choice!!) this year...I just know's my favorite time of year. Daffodils are such a "happy" flower...


Dori said...

Sounds like you have a case of spring fever. I like daffodils, too. I saw some while I was running in California a few days ago, and they cheered me up. The bulbs will rise again!

JustRun said...

Nice job on the run. I'm thinking shorts are in your near future. Nothing like that first run of the year in shorts!

Joe said...

Nice job on mile 7!

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

It's springtime, and Danielle is blooming!

Firefly's Running said...

Yayyyyyy to warmer weather!

Vince A. said...

Nice progression, you are a fast runner, let's get you back to racing soon!

Kurt said...

Spring is sprunging around here and it is nice. First trip to the beach already occurred.

Good luck on the house. Do you live near the Gingerbread Man also? Geez not another one in a dreaded M state.