Posted by: Liz | January 24, 2009

Winter Training, Week #4

Ugh..for the second week in a row, the CARA Winter Training had to be canceled due to the blistery cold weather.  Bah humbug!  Oh well, it is Chicago and it is winter–so these things happen.  Unfortunately, the weather had been quite fine all week and took a turn for the worst last night.

I headed back to the YMCA and did the 11 miles on the treadmill.  It was not half as fun as being outside, but at least I worked it in the heat of the workout room.  I went really early so as to beat the crowds–I didn’t want to be a hog while spending 1.5 hours on a treadmill.

The cold weather didn’t stop my husband from heading out to Lake Michigan for a surf session.  A friend reported that winds had moved the ice shelves south to Indiana creating an opening for them to catch some waves in Chicago.

I’m spending my afternoon petting beagles lazily paging through a stack of healthy food cookbooks given to me from a friend this morning.  Yum…  I’m headed off to make some delicious white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies for a birthday party this evening.  Everyone loves these cookies!

Hopefully, we’ll back on the lakefront next week.



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