Saturday, January 24, 2015

"Rest" Day

I didn't really rest today, but I also didn't run much. As soon as I woke up, I ran my 3 dogs up to the top of Heavenly Hill and back. This is a hill right behind my house that we made a trail up to the top of. It's right around 960', so it's about a 490' gain. Nice little run for 1.4 miles.
I had some (a lot) coffee, made my son pancakes and then did a little weight training for about 35 minutes. For a year and a half, I had been really consistent with weight training, 2-3 days a week, but when life stress hit its max this past August, I completely quit. All I wanted to do was run. And that's all I've done, so I've lost all of the strength I had built up. I think it's time for me to get back into it consistently since I really need my whole body to be strong and not just my legs. We'll see how that goes, though. I seem to have less time for extra things most days.
Later on, I took my son, John, downhill skiing at Black Mt. He loves it. I, on the other hand, just kind of like it. It is fun, but every time I'm out there I feel like I'm risking my life. I didn't grow up skiing much, so I'm not a very good skier. I don't think I'm terrible, but according to John, I'm in the 56th percentile for my downhill ski skills. So I guess that's a failing grade. Ha ha. I'd much prefer to use that money for some skate skis and just do nordic skiing all winter, but I'll stick with the downhill for my kid. Black Mt gives EMS personnel in the Valley an awesome deal on season passes, so it really doesn't cost us much each year. Conditions were actually pretty good, considering it was almost all man-made snow. A few icy spots here and there, but that's to be expected. You ski the East; you ski the ice.
Early to bed tonight, since it's race day tomorrow.

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