Now I'm usually not interested in making plans so early on a Sunday but with ice so close, an extremely short approach and knowing we'd be home early enough to get most of the day with Santino, I gladly agreed. After seeing the pictures Michael took on Saturday, I was even more excited.
We get there and set up and Michael takes two "burns". I'm not really into all the climber lingo so I usually call them runs but I guess burns is the appropriate word considering everything burns when you're done! Anyways, I put on his boots and crampons and attempted to climb. I didn't get anywhere. The boots were way too big for me. I thought they were a size or so big but I think it was more than that. I couldn't even kick the boots into the ice. I stopped and made the most of the day. I belayed Michael a couple times and he did really well so it wasn't a day wasted. But, I was upset at not getting to climb and more upset about losing activity for the day.
On the way to the car, I decided I would go for a run when we got home. My last run was just under 2 miles and I really need to start running 2 miles so I could get up to 3 for my 5K in March. I also didn't want to waste my day! So I came home, layered up for running, or rather delayered from ice climbing and was on my way.
Today's time was 2.08 miles. My farthest yet - Woohoo! Also, I managed to stay within my usual pace of 9:30 min/mile so I am really proud of myself. I guess the fact that Michael's boots didn't fit made me get a run in. So apparently, the boots were made for running. :)
I really feel great now. I feel like I earned a Sunday of playing with my son and watching TV. I look forward to more runs this week and starting my 30 day Bikram challenge on Thursday.
Until my next 2+ mile run,
|Beautiful ice globe I found while waiting for Michael to set up|