Greetings from Minnesota! Usually February is at least somewhat warmer than January, but the -15 temp (and 25 below windchill) that greeted me this morning doesn’t really inspire confidence. They say it should hit 30 degrees by the weekend, and it can’t come soon enough 😀
The exciting topic on today’s agenda is noses. One nose in particular. The nose belonging to 3092!
I’m not really sure why, but I’ve always thought cow noses are cute. Especially when they are pink with black speckles. Now you probably think I’m really weird, and I’ll admit you’re likely not too far off with that thought…
In other calf care news, we’ve moved a group of calves outside into brand new hutches. We’ve had these new hutches on order for several weeks because we just don’t have enough to go around. We still haven’t moved any newborn calves outside recently, but we were able to move about 15 calves that were born in January.
We’ve got a little bit of assembly to do when we get new hutches. In the picture below you can see some of the metal screws and latches we attached.
Ug. I’m feeling like the universe is against me here 😦 My legs aren’t 100%, but at least last week was a step-back week in my not-quite-official training for the Fargo Marathon. I got in most of the miles I was supposed to, and I’m hoping this week is better. For the immediate future, I think I need to stick to running only every other day. I may have to be flexible with moving my long run between Saturday and Sunday, so we’ll see how that goes.
Instead of stewing more about whether I’m ready to train for this race or not, I’m going to try praying about it. I don’t know why I manage to forget that prayer is important and useful in all parts of life. I believe God gave me the ability to run, He helped me discover I love running, and I’m certain He can guide me in the right direction about Fargo.
I did 3 miles yesterday on the treadmill at a conservative 9:48 pace. No sharp pains, and aside from some tightness in my troubled left leg, the run felt ridiculously easy and boring. Today I did a few quick miles on the stationary bike, upper body weights and core work. I’m hoping it warms up enough (or I am tough enough) to get outside for my run on Wednesday!
Can anybody recommend some fairly quick weight or strength workouts specifically beneficial for runners? I’m not looking for something as intensive as NROLFW, but I feel like I’m really not making the most of my strength training.
Do you agree with me at least a little bit that calf noses are cute? 🙂