First run since Texas, my watch is smarter than me and Abby’s rules of etiquette.

While I soooooo want to get more snow to make it look more like winter (and Christmas), I’m not going to deny enjoying running last night in clothing that I would normally only wear in early November. A temp of 25F/-4C was tropically wonderful! However, my stupid non-existent circulation in my hands meant that I was wearing massive winter mitts and hand warmers and STILL, this is what my hands looked like when I got back home.

It was a great run – there were just 4 of us from the team who went last night. We did 9 miles at an easy pace and stopped half way at the Parliament buildings to see its lights.

Parliament Parliament2

It’s difficult taking a selfie AND getting Parliament in the shot…let alone straight!

This was my first run since San Antonio and so it was the first chance I had had to wear my new Garmin. My thoughts? I HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN – I feel like all I can do right now is turn it on and off. The manual it comes with leaves MUCH to be desired so, on the advice of M, I have downloaded a more comprehensive one to study (yes, soooo nerdy!). That being said, although I don’t understand what it all means for me, the data I got was very cool. The heart rate monitor has sensors that give you feedback on cadence, ground contact time, vertical oscillation, stride length. What will be interesting to see is how all that changes between winter (poor footing and deep snow) and summer.

When I got home from the run last night I did a lot of stretching (mostly of my hamstrings…fearing the consequences of those deadlifts I did in the morning) and rolling my quads out which are full of knots. Oh, and I had a glass of wine while doing this. So civilized. This morning my hammies are tight but not on strike…#winning

Took this last night…every so often I catch Abby doing this…

WHY, must we stand on the side table?? And yet she’s looking at my like, “What?”

Happy Friday!!!!!




14 thoughts on “First run since Texas, my watch is smarter than me and Abby’s rules of etiquette.

    1. 50statecanuck Post author

      Ugh – it’s the worst, right?? It’s always nice to know that I’m not the only one…others know the pain!!

      As for Abby…such a classic look from her. I swear she would say to me, “Why don’t you just mind your own business and stop hovering around me and judging me!” LOL!!


    1. 50statecanuck Post author

      Is that supposed to make me feel better, Chris?! Lol!! It’s true though, i don’t think i know any males who have it – or who are willing to whine about it publicly! 🙂


      1. Chris

        Just an observation. Another female more than male medical issue: migraines, do you get those? I know a few women who get the hand circulation thing and migraines so maybe there is a connection? Can you tell I like problem solving? LOL


      2. 50statecanuck Post author

        Thankfully I rarely get headaches – and have never (knock on wood) had anything close to a migraine! The circulation thing is called Reynaud’s and it is more common in women and those living in colder climates…


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