-It's still winter. Today though, it's finally above freezing. So instead of snow, we have rain. It snowed last night first. Then rain. We have a slushy mess everywhere. Hoping really hard that all my roofs can hold up to the weight. (On a side note, shouldn't roofs be rooves? It's not, roofs is correct. But it feels so wrong.) More snow tonight, 2-4 inches they say. I'm pretty sure it will be winter forever.
-I've been trying hard to get back into a routine with my running. Last week was semi successful as the schedule only allowed me to run Mon, Fri and Sun. Still three days so that's not bad, but I like to space it out more evenly. This week I was planning to run last night, but was feeling under the weather and had heavy snow to shovel, so tonight's the night!
I think the running is going pretty well considering my lack of fitness. I am using intervals to ease back into things. For my 3 miler on Friday, I ran 1 mile, then walked for 1 minute. Then I ran to the next full mile (which I guess was about .9 ish of a mile) and walked another minute. It took me just over 30 minutes, which equates to around a 10 minute mile. Not too bad! For Sunday's 5 miler, I attempted the same run 1 mile/walk 1 minute spacing, but I could only keep it up for the first two. Then I shortened my runs to half a mile with 1 minute of walking in between. It worked well and I was able to finish up feeling strong. 55 minutes and 30 seconds was my time. Again,. not terrible for being out of shape and having to walk! Hopefully with some consistency I can get back to my "normal" 9:30 miles. Just need to keep working at it! (If anyone sees my motivation and desire to run faster, please send it back to me.)
I think the boys are just as tired of the snow and misery as us humans are. After it snowed (again) this weekend, the looks they gave me when I put them out screamed "NO MORE SNOW! BRING US BACK IN NOW!"
-I can't remember if I blogged about my custom half chap debacle? I'm sure I must have as I was super frustrated with the whole situation. Just to recap, in August of 2013 I ordered some custom half chaps for everyday riding. They generally take about 3 months to arrive. These took four. And when they came, they were made entirely to someone else's measurements. Someone very tall and very thin. (So definitely not me! I'm short and stubby.) I sent them back, and 2 months later received another pair that was still too tall and too skinny. I sent them back again. This time I got too tall and too big. And then I wasn't able to get in touch with the company. Phone's off, Facebook page removed. I contacted the attorney general's office to try and get my money back at least (these were super expensive, almost $600). LONG story short, I got remeasured at Equine Affair in November, and last Friday they arrived! They fit perfectly and are gorgeous. I'm not sure it was worth the wait and aggravation, but I'm glad it's finally over and worked out. Hopefully I'll get to ride in them someday!
So that's what I've been up to. What's up with you this Wednesday? Any good bargain finds? Spring weather where you are? Anything you want to talk about?