Sunday, February 1, 2009

8+5= 13

Well, I decided to run 8 on the treadmill yesterday (Sat.. it was 12 degrees) instead of trying for 13 out on the ice and snow. I am wishing I had waited to run my 13 for Sunday, because the temps were up over 40. Our church was pushed from 9:30 Am to 1:00 PM so Sunday Morning when I saw this....
I decided to go out and run 5 before I showered for Church. I am so happy I did. It was so nice and it felt so dag-gum-good. I took my camera and was able to get some shots of my run.


This dog meets me out at the road every time I run by. He barks and does his thing, but I think he just wants a friend, to bad I am not willing to be that for him/her.

I love this barn. They grow a lot of tobacco here, and in this barn you can see it hanging and drying. This is my 2 1/2 mile turn around.

Just thought I would snap a shadow picture. It's hard getting a decent shot while in motion.
I love the sound of all the water running, and the sound of my feet splashing in little puddles of melted snow. I can't wait for SPRING.

25 comments:

Melanie said...

Great pictures and fast run! :)

utmomof 5 said...

Nice run!! One day I will run 5 miles as fast as that! For now I will take my slightly slower pace. :) I can't wait for spring either! I got a taste of running outside in shorts while in Hawaii, I really need spring.

Sonia said...

You gotta take advantage of great weather in the winter! Great job getting the runs in. That dog is so cute! I would adopt him in heartbeat!!

Marlene said...

Seems everyone had beautiful weather today. Glad you were able to enjoy it! Nice time, too.

RunnerMom said...

That was a great run! I'm glad you enjoyed the warmer temps. I second the wish for spring...

Thanks for your encouragement about the marathon. I'm not giving up. I was just....caught off guard, I guess.

RunnerMom said...

Maybe I just needed some Roctane!

Kelli said...

great run

Cheetah Girl said...

I smell a running addict..! Ha.. Send some of your snow this way! K, thanks. :)

Bethany said...

What a fabulous run! I was secretly pissed all weekend because I couldn't get out and gt active... Way to take advantage of your time! You are smokin' those roads :)

Kim said...

Awesome weather! Fun pics.

Baldwincrew-blog said...

Good for you. I think I might brave up the cold and take a run outside when Cambree goes down for a nap because the kids don't have school and so Marcus can babysit.

Diana said...

Are you 100% sure that it's "tobacco" hanging in that barn drying out??!!!
Nice run-spring came here for the weekend too, it got into the upper 30's both days....what a nice break from the cold days of hell we've been having!

run4change said...

Great job. I was able to barely make it through my long run yesterday of 23 miles. I made it but it was tuff. I run from church to home and my legs are hurting at mile 2. :)
You run FAST. That is cool. Awesome pics too. Last weekend on my long run, I run into a lady who was walking her pony. HAHA. I took a pic of it.

Missy said...

Great pictures and that poor dog just wants a buddy:) Oh, yeah, Mom was pretty awesome, thanks for the comment. She was hilarious.

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice run!! We gotta get out there on days like that, don't we!!!

Chic Runner said...

What a great run and such great pictures to match! I love your pictures it allows me to see more places I've never been!

The Happy Runner said...

Yay for nice runs! That's such a good pace, too.

And, I love your pics, especially the shadow.

aron said...

love the pics and awesome job on the runs!

joyRuN said...

Great pics! And dang that's fast :)

RunToFinish said...

I love that you can take pictures and run! Thanks for the advice on Boston.. I think I'm just mentally nervous right now, I need to focus on one week at a time!

I Run for Fun said...

Great pics! Poor lonesome doggie!

Run Mommy said...

Great pictures! I love when people post pictures of their run. I would like it even better if my garmin said your time and distance. :)

Oz Runner said...

great pictures...it's cool to see where other people run...nice of your church to let you sleep in so you could get a run in 9 ( ;

Mark Berry said...

I appreciate the tenor of this post - instead of getting rigidly compliant with pre-set schedule, grab a camera, lace on the shoes and go for a run! Pictures are very nice - love the bridge.

RooBabs said...

Our church is at 1:00 now, too, but I never thought about going out for a run in the morning. It's usually my rest day, but now that I think about it, what better way to start the day. Then I can rest on a different day during the week when I'm usually busier. Hmmm.

Love the pics!!