Monday, October 08, 2007

Monkey see, Monkey do, Monkey run

These are M's Monkey socks. Knitted with Cherry Tree Hill supersock on US size 0 DPNs. I started these after seeing just about everyone in my KIP group knitting them. I couldn't resist! I may actually knit another pair for myself sometime.

I'm training for a 10K run in May (the River Run, for those in the know.) I've challenged my siblings and their significant others, as well as my parents, to join me. My sister and one brother and his wife have joined me so far.

Today was day 1 of my training. I've never been a runner, so I'm starting slow, with an 8-week beginning to run program. Once I can run 3 miles, I'll start a 12-week 10K training program. I have 31 weeks until the run.

I've never been an early riser, but I'm trying not to feel superior for having gotten up, gone out and gone for a run, and checked my e-mail before my husband's alarm even went off this morning. I think this early morning running will help my homeschool stamina, too. I'm certainly wide awake, and you can rarely say that about this night owl before noon. Yes, I would be up long before that, but I wouldn't feel this energetic, that's for sure.


Holly said...

That's excellent about training for a 10K - good for you! I am trying to do the Couch to 5K program right now. The weather gods are conspiring against me - 90 degrees in October in the Midwest is just plain wrong!

I love the monkeys, but I admit I came over here hoping to lay my eyes on the lace shawl you blocked on Saturday - pictures, please! :)

~Velda said...

I think you should feel superior! that's a huge accomplishment! And..bravo on the socks!

Anonymous said...

Those socks are awesome. Of course, everything I see you make is awesome so I guess I'm a bit biased. ;) I can NOT believe you're going to run 10k! That's freaking fabulous girl! My DH says way to go and keep up the good workouts.