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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

That's Going to Leave a Mark

We made it back to the track last night! There have been lots of reasons and excuses for us not being there since January 5th, some valid, and some not so valid. And here they are:

Not only have I not run hard in over a month, I've also missed a ton of running during that time. I knew I would be pretty out of shape on the track, and the biggest way I could tell was the fact I had NO IDEA what type of pace I was running. I'm usually very good at determining a pace, running it, and then cutting down. Not last night, but the good news was I wasn't horribly slow. But I am horribly sore today (and I didn't run the whole workout; no way. baby steps when coming back to that stuff).

In other news, Marty has an obession with ferns. He's bought a few which sit out on our deck during most of the year, but he babies them when it gets cold and puts them all inside. Since it's been way colder than normal, they seem to have taken up permanent residence in our house. And our house is not that big.

This is what you see upon walking in our door - 2 ferns and 1 houseplant lining the front hallway.

And then since the 3rd won't fit there, it gets moved between on top of the trash can to on top of Tassie's food holder.

I'll be glad to get these things back outside if it ever decides to warm up!


At February 17, 2010 2:43 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Oh I'm afraid when I have to (eventually) get back on the track. It will be UGLY! And I know what you mean about not having a concept of pace when you are out of shape. I have the same issue. Either way - gotta start somewhere right? Glad to hear you are feeling better and getting back to it! :)

At February 18, 2010 3:28 PM , Blogger martygaal said...

They call me the fern whisperer. That ratty looking one has survived 3 winters in NC!

At February 19, 2010 10:24 AM , Blogger Kim said...

I love the ferns.. too funny.. I hope you get them outside soon too! Although I feel like it's going to be June before all this snow melts! Not cool! Good luck getting back to running lady.. Oh the track.. I don't even want to think about that right now!!


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