There is a little handheld game that has a bunch of little holes and bb's under glass and you try to roll them all in place. It was not a gimme and it took a bit of concentration and luck to get 'em all in place. Running has been a lot like that now-a-days. Just when it seems you have it going in the right direction something else falls out of place. Winter can be a cold, wet, and icy environment in the upper Midwest. Honestly, I have so many friends getting hurt in this crap that I'm not up to shortening my last few running years. Another phenomena are the twists and niggles from out of no where. Add in the travel for work and I sit here far short from placing all the bb's. This is what I mustered:
M = PM, 7.0 w/ 5.0 @ 7:13 pace on t-mill.
T = AM, 4.0 (9:20) t-mill.
W = PM, 7.5 w/ 7 x 880y w/ .25 jog.
R = PM, 7.3 @ Menomonee Park w/ Dewey and Tim.
F = Off
S = AM, 18.0 (9:18) in The Sha w/ Christine.
S = AM, 9.1 (10:37) Minooka (wet/muddy/icy trails) w/ Dean and Andrea.
Total = 52.9
On Tuesday I was up in the UP and it was icy. I put 4 in on the mill and I was done. I hate those things. I was going to run again later in Green Bay, but it was just nasty on the sidewalks. On Friday I had planned to get in 4-6 for a shake out run, but my hip flexor (or some BS muscle) had me limping. I had to fight every urge not to go out on a useless run. Turned out to be a good call because I had no pain Saturday. I have to lose this 10 extra pounds. I'm taking down sandwiches like a German shepherd on a rib roast.
When Christine and I started to run Saturday, three middle aged Mom's (30-35) went right by us. They were doing about 10 miles. We just kind of looked at each other. I know what she was thinking. "Is this what it has come to?" Indeed.