Early Morning Riser

Why am I up so early Sunday morning? I'm not sure. But I rolled over at 4:30 am and was ready to roll outta bed. Wide awake and bushy tailed. So instead of fighting it, why not just get up? After all, it is the weekend and I can take a nap if need be later on.

So a recap on running as of late cuz all I seem to be doing is posting pictures of Disney. Friday was brutally cold, so I broke down and headed to the Y for a dreadmill run. I wasn't going far, just needed to loosen up the legs a bit. 2 miles. Tried my first 800 meter repeat to see what it would feel like. I think I'm going to die. However, I need to keep in mind, this was after running a marathon 5 days before. And a half marathon 6 days prior, so my legs have probably not fully recovered.

Saturday we slept in and hit the trails around 9:00 am for a 6 miler. We turned on the weather before we headed out and they said it was 27 degrees with a windchill of 18. Wrong. To our surprise when we stepped outside, it was much warmer. The sun was out. The sky was beautiful blue. The birds were singing. What a beautiful morning for a run.

The trails were still covered in about 2 inches of snow. Nice, soft snow. It was fun to run in but was very difficult. I had to change my stride-which felt weird and it slowed me way down. It wore my booty out and my hammies were screaming.

We later took Ms. Mols out for a 2 mile walk after the sun melted most of the snow. It was a melty mess but it was good to get her out and she loves it. I'm sure she'll get at least another 2 miles in today.

Then it will be on to the bottling wine Doug made. We already have our next batch brewing...Raspberry Chocolate Port. A dessert wine. I'm dying for some of this and can hardly wait.

Now, onto finding my free registration for the Olathe Marathon to sign up. And then I may be ready for a nap.


  1. Looks like a great day! The wine sounds really good too.

  2. yummy... I want some. ;)

    way to go with the running.

  3. you are probably just still used to waking up at ungodly hours of the morning. the wine sounds delicious!! anything with chocolate, sign me up:)

    nice job running post-goofy. i'm hoping to get back to it tomorrow... we'll see!