>> Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This past weekend, Pharmie and I headed into WI to hang out with some friends at a cabin. On Saturday, we had temperatures climb into the teens, so a few of us headed out to snowshoe across the lake and back before sunset. (When we don't have 19 below windchill like I did for my 14 mile run, it's a GREAT time to get outside! Ha!)
Here are some photos from our hour-long snowshoe trek:
Getting geared up.
The view across the lake (with ice houses in the middle).
Me and Pharmie (she lent me her pink shades).
Stairs are hard when you're in snowshoes.
Some of the gang along with the cabin.
Jess and Pharmie.
Heading across a frozen lake.
Luke and Maddy running to catch up.
Jess and Pharmie.
Passing the little island (to the right), headed back into a bay ahead.
On the way back to the cabin.
The girls getting home as the sun set.
Back up the steps.
Al showing a little nipple (and chest hair) in his sweet, sweet track suit back at the cabin.
So this weekend is the Winter Carnival Half Marathon. (More formally known as the Securian Run.) I feel pretty uneasy about how I'll perform at this race. But that's OK because it's totally just a FUN race - no pressure to break a certain goal.
That being said, I'd LOVE to "Winter Half Marathon PR" as I mentioned before, which is sub-1:28. But no pressure. They changed the route this year, and I don't know what to think. Before, it was a true out-and-back race. Now, it loops through downtown for 2 miles before hitting the trail along the river. The only bad news about this is that THEY'VE ADDED IN ANOTHER HILL. Here's the elevation chart, and do you see that big hill coming up to mile 1? That didn't used to be there.
Check back for photos and to see how it goes! Thanks!