Friday, January 22, 2010

Good stuff!

The boy and I got out for a 5.5 mile run today! Yeehaw!! We both needed that SO bad. He was sprinting from here to there and back again, the entire run. The ground was wet enough, just the way he likes it. I was so happy to be out having a good time and not being rained on. I parked in Niles and ran along the Alameda Creek Trail. Unfortunately, this is the closest I got to any single track trail, a tire track:

On our return trip, a cyclist came by and said, "we're going to get wet." I turned around and saw this:

Considering we received this warning a couple days ago, I kept Boomer moving along from that point forward:

I was running in shorts, a long sleeved tech top and a vest. At one point I was sorry I had the vest on, I was so warm. I was very surprised after having lunch, it started hailing! For Boomer's sake, I'm happy we were home when THIS happened:

Other good stuff:

I have gone to five classes at the gym in the past two weeks. My husband has accompanied me. Yes, this is AWESOME! The classes are a combination of cardio and strength training. The first class Keith attended, he had to leave after about 40 minutes. This week, he was able to complete the entire class. They do a test for push-ups, sit-ups, and squats at the beginning of the class. I am very happy to say I was able to do 32 push-ups in one minute this week. And I made my barbell heavier for the strength training portions of the class. It's very nice to have my husband's company in these classes and see him making the effort to improve his health.


More good stuff:

As I was running today, I could not, for the life of me, remember which ankle it was that I had sprained so bad last July. I had to look back in my blog archive to see which one it was. Isn't that strange? I guess my ankles are in pretty good shape right now.


MED2010 Accountability:
01/21 - "24SET" class at the gym
01/22 - 5.5 mile run


Until later.............

6 comments:

Irene said...

We've had weird weather, too! I'm glad you made it back before you were pelted with hail! Eeek!

Glenn Jones said...

That is great news about the ankle! And about your husband. I wish I could get my wife and sons interested in some type of activity...

No rain today - there's this strange yellow warm orb up in the sky. Maybe things will dry out a little and I can get back on some of my trails....

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Your pup is SO cute. I wish I had a pup to run with! Glad you escaped the hail :)

Aka Alice said...

What did you DO to get Keith there? I just asked Walter to go to the gym with me and he said "no thank you" (very polite and all, but still)...

I tried some single track running in the wet mud in Reno, got an inch of clay stuck to my shoes :-), and thought of you.

Yay about the ankle!

PS...We skied at Alpine last weekend. I want to go again. I know there's lots of fresh powder there now, but it'll be a few weeks before I get to do some SoCal sking, which is nice, but is NOT the same as skiing at Tahoe.

trailmomma said...

32 push ups in a minute! My hero!!! Great pictures! That place looks so beautiful!
Thanks for the prilosec message (never apologize for giving that advice!) unfortunately that is the end I have issues with unless prilosec helps when things go south! :-)

sideofsneakers.com said...

Sounds like a great run! Must be a good sign if you don't know which ankle was hurt :)