Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Feeling Like Summer

I usually take craptastic race pictures, but this one from Fargo isn't too bad. Since I paid good money for it, I've decided to get the most out of it and post it.

If you look really carefully, you'll see that both of my feet are off the ground at the same time. The guy who took this must be a real professional, because this is a state that is rarely seen when I am running. I look happy and that's what really counts, I guess.

Somehow, Minneapolis has skipped over Spring and we are straight into Summer. It was 80 degrees today and yesterday and it's been very blustery. Luckily, it is still pretty cool in the mornings when I run. I got out this morning for an easy 4 miles and the weather was perfect.

My legs feel strong but there is still a lingering tiredness from the marathon and probably the new bike training. I'm keeping the running mileage pretty low for the rest of the month, just running 4 days a week and 5 miles or so at a time. Once I get acclimated to the addition of the biking and swimming, I'll try to pick up some more miles.

I must go and obsess about the weather now.

10 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Great race pic indeed!

Porkchopwi said...

Great looking photo!
You look happy, and most importantly, you're not reaching for your watch!

Mark said...

That is a great picture Beth! Keep up the good recovery and training!

Jean said...

Excellent race photo, Beth! In mine, I am staring at my watch! :)

I am so not used to this weather. These last two days have been insanely hot!

Londell said...

Congrats on getting both feet off the ground... But could it be photoshop... Kidding...

I Run for Fun said...

Very nice pic. Look at those muscles!

Nitmos said...

You are floating on air as you cross the finish! If only the whole race was like that, we'd all have happier knees.

Thomas Bussiere said...

Nice pic.
It takes me about 4 weeks after a race before I start feeling strong again.

Serious Running: Chris Barber said...

It's a great picture but I'm not sure how much I would attribute it to a great photographer. : ) Way to have a smile on your face when you cross the finish line. I always try to remember to smile when the race cameras are around. Or all the time for that matter. : ) See, even on comments.

Sunshine said...

Wow! That is a great picture.. and a great pair of legs!