Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Heat Wave

This isn't the weather that I'm used to starting spring training with. But I'll take it! Last week I got in three 30 minute runs, and I felt great about it. Okay- let me revise that statement: I thought I was going to keel over and die for 80% of the time that I was running, and then afterwards I felt great that I had been able to get back home alive. For those of you--like me--who have been trying not to make eye contact with your running shoes every time you open your closet, I found an interesting (and brief) article on Runner's World with some helpful advice about getting back into shape: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-267--13390-0,00.html. Check it out and as always, make sure to brag about all of your hard work on DailyMile and Facebook.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Leddy Park

Unfortunately CRT had not been informed that we were required to bring a toddler to public skating at Leddy Park this afternoon, but luckily we were still allowed in. (To be honest, I don't think it was a rule, but we did still feel quite outnumbered by the amount of five-year-olds.) Most of kids who were there "learning to skate" were still able to do circles around us, but nevertheless we CRT members were still able to get some exercise, figure out how to skate backwards, and just hang out together.
The skating rink outside of Spinner is also frozen finally. There's no rentals over there though. If anyone has their own skates, I'll join!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Surviving the Cold and Keeping in Shape this Winter

January and February are tough times to be a runner in Burlington. The icy sidewalks look less tempting than ever, and it's impossible to decide whether to dress warm and overheat halfway through the run, or under dress and freeze for the first half. Luckily for us, CRT is offering some refuge this winter by offering some cross-training alternatives.
As a team, we've been planning some activities that can help avoid the dread of keeing in shape this season. Geocaching, skating, rock climbing, and working out in the gym are all on the agenda for the spring, aside from our regular runs. Come to our monthly meetings to stay up-to-date with events, and look for more information on our Facebook group, Twitter, and Daily Mile.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Just got back from yoga. It was my first class ever, so I went in being less than an expert on yoga moves, etc. But now that I am back I feel:
1. Super flexible
2. Weirdly energized and sleepy at the same time. In a good way.
3. Much less sweaty than I was 20 minutes ago.
4. Proud of self for surviving/not making a total fool of myself during the lengthy yoga sesh.

It was definitely a challenge -- especially since I struggle with diferentiating my left and right -- but I feel refreshed now that I've done it!