Friday, February 29, 2008

Not so much a brick...

but more of a block...of ice that is. Yesterday I went out for the first real brick of the season, and it just happened to be a balmy 37 degrees, with 8mph winds. I was feeling kinda hard-core for doing it, not seeing anyone else out on the roads running, riding, walking...or doing anything for that matter. As I pondered this while thawing in the post-exercise shower, it occurred to me that I may have been less hard-core, and more idiot. Come on, spring!

Thankfully, I can report that I'm feeling all my extremities again (even if Mendy refuses to feel some of them)! I was planning on running today, but may just take a rest (or core/weights) day. Probably ride tomorrow, and run Sunday. Then back to the wretched pool.

Have a great weekend, all. And have a great race, Mendy!!

20 comments:

Mendy said...

Sa-weet. Yep, it was big chilly yesterday at lunch, and last night. You did it though and that's what counts.

Pokey said...

Is now a bad time to mention that it's 80 degrees here today? [scratches head]

Just wondering :P

nwgdc said...

wow. temperatures are such a relative thing. 37? i'd be running in shorts! enjoy the weekend!

My Life & Running said...

Brrrrrr... sorry to alienate you all! If it makes you feel better I walked this morning when it was still only 65*. Yeah, I was cold too.

And that bike is pretty sweet! ;)

Marcy said...

37 is balmy! Although I'm sure it's totally different on a bike. That would be a tad chilly ;-)

J~Mom said...

Oh me heck you are in such a mood lately. I think Mendy should sleep on the couch to be safe. LOL!!!!!

83 today. But I am just saying.

Great job on the brick!!

Chris said...

Cool. I had my first brick of the season last weekend. Katie tried to kill me with a 40 mile bike and a 4 mile tempo run. Surprisingly I was not completely cashed out. Maybe I have made some gains in the off season. Parris Island is only 2 weeks away. Are you gonna race it? Love to meet up there.

congrats a the first of the season (of many) brick.

Chris said...

Duh, I guess that if I had noticed your race schedule I would not have asked if you're racing PI. See you there.

Lily on the Road said...

Good on you to get out in the "cold", you haven't seen cold 'til you come up here!!! hahaha, it's not a good thing when you, let alone your wife can't feel your extremeties.....hahahaha,

Where is Mendy's race?

I've been "bricking" and not knowing it all along...I use the bike at the gym before running. We don't have a pool otherwise I'd be swimming too! Spring through Fall I bike and run, my Iron Man friend is always saying Try a Tri, but I only have a big old honking mountain bike, think I'd stick out like a sore thumb?.....

all you 'real' tri's have light weight bikes.....

have a great weekend!

josslynsmom said...

Only 37 degrees? Pshaw. Sissy's. We'd have our swimsuits on for that!

josslynsmom said...

Only 37 degrees? Pshaw. Sissy's. We'd have our swimsuits on for that!

Jess said...

Good job in the frigid cold!

BTW, you're the only one who noted the "Office Space" reference. Nicely done.

Bob Gentile said...

the Past week it got down to 40 at night and I was bundled up like the Michelin Tire man on my run--lol

Hope u guys get that Spring thing sooon...

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I guess it's all relative. I think 37 is darn cold for biking, but okay for running...

Non-Runner Nancy said...

We are all ready for spring. Although I love to run at 37.

Wretched pool? really? :D

Gotta Run said...

You had super sweet weather for a brick on Sunday. So did ya... do it?

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Buuurrrrr!!!!

Lori said...

That 37 sounds darn near balmy to me, too. You spoiled kids in the South ;)

Marathoner in Training said...

OK, first Chad needs to stop using my name. 37 degrees, that was about 40 deg cooler than my race :P
Spring will be here soon. As for Mendy touching your extremities, hmmm, isn't that how you got your beautiful little girl?

Neese said...

LOL you weren't an idiot.
We've had some friggin COLD days lately that's for sure.