I took it easy this week because the outsides of my knees still hurt and my right hamstring may be getting worse instead of better. Grrr. I'm not so much worried about being ready for the Ogden Marathon in May. I'm more worried about the St. George Painter's Half Marathon coming up in two weeks. I'm realistic that I'm not going to be breaking any speed records. My goals for Painter's are 1) Not die, 2) To finish, and 3) Do it with as little pain as possible.
Despite the rest week, I did get a bit of physical activity. It is interesting how the freedom of running sometimes makes my mind wander: Why would anyone ever own a cat? How do they get the raspberry filling inside a Hostess raspberry-filled donut? Holy Moses. I almost sprained my ankle. Hair on toes is pretty gross. Do I smell bacon? Am I there yet? Why does everything that's "bad" taste so darn good? And on a serious note, how long will it take until gray hairs on my head outnumber black hairs?
Wednesday, January 6th 2010: 7.5 miles in 1 hour & 20 minutes. I went back to the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and ran the same route as last week. (I took the kids back a few days later and got this photo.)
Saturday, January 9th 2010: 30 minutes on exercise bike + hiking around Confluence Park. I took Jackson and my good camera with me this time. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip.