it is so cold... i cannot imagine sitting my booty down into this! ohmyGod...
here goes... booty going in...wait... i'm afraid... lol
No video like Amanda ... not only am I just not as hot and cute, but my kids were all being
duct taped put into bed by my superman-husband so that I could experience the freezingness and all its glory in peace and privacy...
Well, I did get my heiney in, and it just about froze its little self to a tiny little ice cube. And I did scream. Briefly. And I didn't fill the tub enough :( but was too frozen stiff to move and turn on the water again. And just wanted it to all be over... I don't remember it being this bad.
Today was tough.
Birthday partiespresent-shopping for the partiessoccer practicesleep-over retrievalpick up a kid from grandma's house... lots of driving and strategizing for the who what where when. And in the background, never faraway was my 8-mile run in the hills... sitting there... looking at me... knowingly. Knowing it was going to kick that heiney that would later be frozen in an attempt to ease the pain from the kicking.
The last thing to do was done at 4:10, and then we all headed up to the hills... family-style exercise time! Same place I did my awesome 5+ mile run a few weeks ago. It is really pretty.
I called that run "Hilly Goodness". This one was more like "Hilly Ass-Dragness". It was brutal. But I got it done and in the 'right' amount of time. It was supposed to be 10-minute miles for the 8 and I finished in 1:19:51. A scant 9 seconds under. The hills made the per-mile times sort of erratic, but nothing was faster than 9:33 and nothing slower than 10:15.
It hurt so much.
Not in that bad "oh-no-I'm-injured" way. In that "holy frijoles, what the heck was I on when I thought this was going to be a fun thing to do?" Yeah, it just hurts from good, old-fashioned hard work ;-)
So it's all coming back to me now...
- how good it feels to work really hard,
- how flippin' cold an ice bath is and how hard it is to actually sit your booty down in one,
- that it is possible to still get the run in even when living a busy life,
- how important it is to get that run in especially when living a busy life,
- how fortunate I am to get to run in such a lovely place,
- how fortunate I am that I can run.
Hope you all had a great weekend, too!