Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tough Chik - Proven

This morning I woke up {ready or not} to get the kiddos off to school and then myself out for a run.  Mother Nature was messing up my plan.  It was dark, drizzly and WINDY.  It was literally howling around my house... The girls thought there was a werewolf in our yard (where did that come from?).  I pretty much succumbed to the fact that it would be a treadmill kind of morning. <ugh>

And then Amanda (my Ragnar team buddy!) posted this on Facebook...

Aw, crap!  It's like she was speaking right to me.

So I went out and stood on my deck.  Temperature was hovering around 32-33 degrees, so it wasn't terribly cold... but that damn wind!  Oh, what the heck... I got dressed and headed out.

On the agenda today was a 6 mile Tempo run.  I started off the first two miles at a comfortable pace (10:30ish).  These was a slight drizzle in the air that later changed to flurries.  At the mile 2 mark, I cranked it up to "comfortably hard" if there is such a thing.  My mile 3-4-5 splits were nothing to brag about (all around 9:20ish).  I was working much harder than indicated by my stopwatch.  My neighborhood is a little hilly, nothing extreme, but just a constant rolling up and down.  And the wind gave good resistance. Several times a big wind gust made me nearly stop in my tracks. It was one of those runs where you know you're building something...

When I finished this torturous tempo, my cooldown mile felt great, like a victory lap.  I did it!  No doubt about it today, I'm a TOUGH CHIK.




And the WINNER of my Blogiversary Giveaway
chosen randomly here...
...is BETH S!!

Email me {here} with your mailing address to claim your prize.
Thank you everyone for making it a great Blogiversary!

26 comments:

  1. You go girl! You are one TOUGH CHICK!!
    and Congrats to Beth!!!

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  2. You are a TOUGH CHICK! I would have hopped on my treadmill in a heartbeat.

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  3. WAY TO GET IT DONE!! You are AWESOME!

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  4. Ack, the wind. I'll take rain/snow over that damn wind any day. You are tough. Way to get it done.

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  5. Not that you had to prove it, but you are a very TOUGH CHIK! My sissy so cal butt would have been on the treadmill! :)

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  6. Nice work, Jess! Super tough!

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  7. Awesome job getting out in that weather. I resorted to the treadmill myself. And it was a tough one. But hey - we're tough chicks and we get it done!

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  8. Yeah, you go, Jess! That is how you do it!

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  9. Yay!!! Tough Chik - you got out there!!!

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  10. you are one tough chick-e-poo! i was lame and took it to the treadmill this morning, couldn't stand the thought of wet socks today. and for sure you were building something, and the next time you do that workout is will be a breeze!

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  11. Way to go girl! Sometimes I feel a bit crazy on these winter runs, but we are tough chiks!!!!

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  12. Way to get it done! I love that picture - may just have to use it in one of my posts! Such a true statement!

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  13. You ARE a tough chik! Way to get it done!!!! You inspire me Jess :)

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  14. Way to be a tough chik, I bailed on the outside run due to pouring rain and 32 degrees= a skating rink for a road, seriously the busses wouldn't even come thru. Today, I am headed outside!

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  15. Haha! This rings so true for me today, too. Woke up with the intention to run on my treadmill (not even outside) and it was snowing SO hard outside that all I wanted to do was curl up with a cup of coffee and my family and watch the snow fall. But I still have the rest of the day and WILL get on that treadmill before the day is done.

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  16. Great job! I used the exact same photo in yesterday's post! We had a high wind warning and my husband and I still went out and battled the 60 mph wind. I'm just glad no trees fell on us!

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  17. Great Inspiration!! Those runs do BUILD something mentally and physically, way to run it out!

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  18. Good job on the run! And I LOVE that motivation picture/saying... It speaks tons to me. Btw.. SOOOO excited I won!!!!

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  19. Awesome run!! You are a tough chik!!

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  20. Yeah for Tough Chiks!! Awesome :)

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  21. Nice job getting out there Jess!! So hard to do sometimes but always feels so good to have it done!

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  22. Congrats Beth! Great job getting out there and being a Tough Chik!

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  23. congrats :) You are SO strong!

    Totally admire ya and am inspired by you everyday!

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  24. You make me smile! Yep, your a tough Chik! And yes, if you wait for conditions to be perfect you will never get anything done! Love your blog!

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