Oh, dreamers, it feels so good to be clawing my way back up and out of the darkness.
With the time change, here in Minnesota, we received another gift – warm temperatures, including record-setting temps for this time of the year!
I took advantage of it last night after work and went out to run hills for 30 minutes. If I cross Xerxes, I can use Upton, Vincent, and Washburn between 46th & 47th Streets and run up and down to my heart’s content. I hate hills, but I know I need to start working with them, not against them. The treadmill’s “hill” setting is but a weak facsimile of actual hills.
I managed to get 2.24 miles done at 1 min run/1 min walk intervals in 30 minutes. Not as much as I can do on the treadmill, but these hills are fiercer than the ones I use on the ‘mill.
I didn’t care – I was just so happy to be out in the sun, pushing my body through its paces. I feel a lot more comfortable tackling the 17-mile day tomorrow, as I’m definitely feeling better.
Last weekend, Mel took my car over and got it a car wash so I could deck it out with some items I’ve long meant to put on my car.
Sorry for the blurry cell phone shot. I finally got my 13.1 magnet on the car, along with my doggie magnets. There’s a conspicuous hole on the right, above my “Who rescued who?” magnet (which I think should say “Who rescued whom?” but whatever…). That conspicuous hole will house a 26.2 magnet after June 16! I can’t wait to put that one on the car! The blue thing in the middle top near the windshield is my Fulton Farmer’s Market magnet. Oh, and I finally got my Twins license plate holder on the car too!
Obligatory Jetta photos – we took her to have portraits taken this past weekend. Lisa, the photographer, is doing a fundraiser for a local rescue organization, and we definitely wanted to help. For our donation, in addition to the session with the photographer, we get a free 5×7. We are going over to see all the photos on Monday. Here are the two she posted to Facebook yesterday. Our Jetta’s a beautiful girl!