Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Freakin' COLD!

First and foremost... it is freakin' cold here. FREAKIN' COLD. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this sort of cold weather, I had to start my car today at noon and let it run for a while. Boy, she was not happy with me! It was -12 degrees, -42 below with the windchill... It was so cold that I would lose feeling in any skin that was exposed for more than 10 seconds! Well, the windchill has decreased to -34, but the temp has dropped to -15.

This afternoon, I was able to catch a treadmill for thirty minutes prior to my spin class. Unfortunately, once again, the lady using it before me "lost track of time" and left me with less than 30 minutes. Damnit. Oh well. My right knee was a little sore so I took it pretty slow and steady.

Thirty minutes after my run I was finally on the bike and ready to go. I wasn't enthusiastic about doing all that fancy crap, up down, side to side, etc.; I just wanted to cycle for 45 minutes and make the most of it. You should have seen the crazy old lady in our class. She was wearing some god-awful knee length stretch pants, and at one point she removed her tank top and all that was left was what looked like a training bra! It was rediculous. To top it off... she was wearing knee high black leather boots! I felt bad for her. I think she was completely clueless... either that or on crack!

I think I need to ice my knees this evening and do a lot of stretching. I may have neglected to do that after my "long" run Sunday, which may be causing some knee pain/issues.

ORN: 2.2 miles
27:34 minutes
12:31 min./mile

OCN: 16.36 miles
47:14 minutes
2:53 min/mile

16 comments:

miss petite america said...

crack. she MUST have been on crack!

Mendy said...

That's crazy about the lady in the boots! What? Nuts.

I don't see how you do any kind of exercise in that weather. I know you're not outside, but still getting outside to go into a gym, must just suck. I couldn't live in that kind of weather. I know you're ready for the summer to come.

teacherwoman said...

Damn straight I am ready for summer. AZ sounds really good right now! :)

J~Mom said...

Oohh oohh are you ready to come to Arizona?

That lady sounds whacky for sure!

Marcy said...

What? You didn't go for a run outside? :P LOL JK!

IronGambit said...

what the?

Wes said...

Don't be dissing granny! She was out there gettin'er done!!! Feel free to vomit though :-)

Jess said...

That is freakin cold! Stay inside! Inside, I tell you!

Jess. said...

Solid workouts!

And yea...she's definitely on crack!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

OMG, that's cold. Good job getting to the gym when it's that cold.

L*I*S*A said...

Brrrrr...too cold. It's freezing here in MI, too.

robtherunner said...

The weather sounds cold, but that workout should have warmed you up.

sunshine said...

Just came across your blog. Knee high boots in a spinning class? And I thought there were crazies at my gym.

My goal is to do a tri, so looking forward to hearing more about your training and adventures.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

freaking cold indeed. i don't even know if i'd be motivated to leave the house at all at those temps. seriously. i'd probably jsut stay home all day shivering covered in a blanket

hepsmom said...

I think those people (the ones who are inappropriate at the gym) take your mind off things to help you not realize you are punishing your body (for good).

Recently at my gym, two guys were stretching in the cardio area. One guy's head was consistently in the other guy's crotch. I don't know if the one had cramps or if they were doing it just for people's reactions. One lady almost fell down the stairs watching and trying to figure out what they were doing. It was a "get a room" situation. I really wanted to take a picture because people wouldn't believe it if they weren't able to see it!

P.S. Saw your Cream selection in your jukebox. Did you see the 60 Minutes interview with Eric Clapton that was on VH1 Classic this week? Very good!

Danielle said...

Going outside is so bad...I really dreaded it yesterday. I had a co-worker suggest $1 long necks for a happy hour nearby...I said no. I didn't want to go out into the cold again!

I don't get how someone can "lose track of time" on the treadmill...if she signed up for 30 minutes, you set the time for 30 minutes...easy, no losing track...people are dumb!