Monday, 10 September 2007

Spicy Hot and Rainy Cold

That's what I did yesterday! It took all day to make those jars of salsa. I really enjoy canning, and my family really enjoys eating salsa!

Speaking of things I really enjoy: this morning I went out for a run. It was 40-something degrees and it was raining. I had to put a jacket on! Once I got outside, I remembered what it was like to run and enjoy it. I realized (I think) why I enjoyed training for the Colfax half-marathon and why I am NOT enjoying training for the Denver (half) Marathon. I am not a hot weather person. I thought it was a hardship last winter to be running in snow and much below freezing temperatures, but I enjoy that so much more than 70 degrees and sunshine.

The run this morning was glorious! I was soaked to the skin by the time I got home. My face, arms, and legs were bright red - and I felt great! I might have run up that first hill in my best time ever. I will need to check that.

I just hope it will stay cool in the morning until this race is over and I might have a chance to train appropriately.

10 comments:

Wes said...

Beautiful! and the run was real nice too :-)

The One and Only Tigger said...

I would like to get some of your Salsa, it looks good. You refer to 70 as warm, I want to move there:) You do not know what I would do for temps below 80. I am glad you were able to get in a good run, and find the enjoyment of the cold temp, with fall just around the corner, make sure you streatch properly. You should have a nice and long running season if you like the below 70 temps.

Jess said...

Ohhh! Homemade salsa is the best! Yummy.

But 40 degrees is a little chilly for me and my warm FL blood. 65 feels chilly to me!

Adam said...

My wife and I probably canned 50 or 60 jars of homemade salsa, I love it too. I made one small batch out of just Jalepeno's, onions and bell peppers, boy is it hot.

Nice run!!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Wholly salsa, Batman! Bring on the chips!

Great job with the run. A jacket? What is this "jacket" you speak of? I don't think we have those things around here. Actually, we usually wear them when it IS 70 degrees.

ws said...

salsa looks yummy...

when I run in NY weather I'm reminded how I convinced myself running was reasonable...

Marcy said...

I know what house I'm going too with my tortilla chips!! Wow!!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Drool. I love salsa. Sadly, I like one that I have to buy better than I like any that I have made on my own. I keep trying though!

You're mornings sound great. I'm still waiting for it to cool off. I don't like the warm weather either. I think I need to plan my race schedule better for next year.

J~mom said...

Yum, yum and yum!!!! You need my mailing address??

Sounds like a great run!

Joe said...

great run, great salsa!!!!!