Monday, December 15, 2008


Well, they say around here that if you don't like the weather, hang around a few minutes and it will change. And boy has it changed here lately. Last week we had a high of 80 and then that evening the temps dropped and we had sleet. The temps warmed back up and Sunday afternoon we, once again, had a high of 79. Today, it didn't get out of the 30s and the forecast says we may get some light rain (which may turn to ice) tonight. It shouldn't be enough to freeze over the roads, but it sure does make it tough to figure out what to wear from day to day. Dalton had on shorts and a short sleeved shirt this morning until I told him it wouldn't get warmer than 40.

Because of the weather, all of my workouts (except the last two long runs) have been inside. I'll run long outside in the cold because I warm up, but it's too much effort to put on the appropriate clothes for a short run. So last weekend I did 8.5 miles in 40 degree weather and this weekend I did 10 miles in maybe 50 degree weather. It's been hard to get some of the weeknight workouts in. I'm still trying to figure out the new routine with Roscoe. Between my chiro appointments, walking Roscoe, and getting my daughter to and from her 3-night-a-week babysitting job at the local gym, (not to mention eating dinner and doing everything else that needs to be done around the house) it's hard to squeeze them in. A couple have had to be split up. Not ideal, but better than nothing.

And tonight because of the weather, instead of "walking" Roscoe, we went for a quick jog. And he seemed to really like it. He did pretty well, but stopped me dead in my tracks a couple of times when he needed to "mark his territory" or "sniff the ground". You should see him when I'm getting ready for the walk. He knows it's about time and boy does he get excited. I've already decided, though, that temps in the 30's plus rain or sleet equals no walk for Roscoe. We'll have to play ball in the house if that happens. I'm such a wimp when it comes to cold.

Well, stay warm everyone!


Grandma J said...

BRRRR is right! I don't mind the cold, but the ice part isn't too good.
I love how Roscoe gets excited when he knows you are going out for a walk or jog. Just be careful, when dogs stop to sniff or mark, you could get a whiplash! It's like their feet are planted in concrete! I'm glad you are enjoying him and still getting your training in.

Shauna said...

We've had especially cold weather here, too. Makes working out a challenge, doesn't it. I've tried to "run" with our dog Charlie, too, so I can appreciate the stopping to sniff or mark. :) Stay warm!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Yeah, that is COLD. Too cold to be out running around.
Glad Roscoe is already enjoying his workouts with you. Sounds like he is melding into the family well and that is great!!!!

Missy said...

Got to love a male dog..squirt, squirt, squirt!

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

Good for you! I haven't ridden my bike to work in 2 days...I don't do rain...and I haven't run in....well, a long time! Keep on training!