Sunday, December 25, 2011

Brrrr...and Happy New Year

We're not quite settled yet, but things are starting to come into place. As my living/life situation is calming down (and I think about the copious amounts of food I've eaten this holiday season) I can't help but want to get back to my training.

Over the last week or so I've managed to squeeze in some workouts despite still moving in and taking a family vacation in the Poconos. Mostly I've been running, but there's been a swim, a spin class, and some miles on my new trainer mixed in. Acclimating to the cold is going better than expected (aided by an unseasonably mild start to the winter). It's also been fun to have some hills to run on which is a new thing for me (and my dog).

Geared up for a 33° run!

The new year will bring lots of new adventures as I start a new chapter in my life and continue to plan for Ironman Arizona.

Wishing you and yours a happy and a healthy!


  1. WOW!!! I can't even imagine having to dress in a jumper for a training run (I live in Brisbane, Australia - the subtropics). That outfit looks serious!

    Loving your blog!

  2. Seriously geeky, but you do what you gotta do. It looks even more ridiculous when I put on some reflectors (a necessary evil on my new routes).

    The whole gettup makes me feel like a ninja; the only thing missing is a katana. It isn't a jumper though; just running tights (aka man-tyhose) and a jacket on top of my shirt.

  3. Sorry, I think 'jumper' might have different meanings in Oz and the US (silly English is different everywhere - *grins*).

    I think you might call a jumper a pull over. Like a warm long-sleeved top you wear in winter to keep warm. It's not a one-piece suit :)

    And as for wearing a jacket when running - never going to happen here.

    I love the ninja outfit. It looks seriously professional :) The reflectors just enhance the "I'm a hardcore runner" look :)