Sunday, January 13, 2013

In Your Face, Jack Frost

This morning I woke up at 7 am, all excited to go outside and run 10 miles. When I looked at the temperature, it was -12!   MINUS TWELVE!!!

I ho-hummed around the house for a few hours, then finally made the decision that I would have to succumb to Satan's Sidewalk.  I checked FB just before I left, and my friend Tara said that she was going outside to run!  Well, the seed had been planted, and I went with it.

I quickly changed my running outfit to a more climate friendly attire, and headed into Providence, to run one of my favorite routes.  I did take clothing for the gym, just in case it got too cold.

Running today was a slow and safe pace. I tried to run on the sidewalks when I could, when they were shoveled. I had to run on the road at times too, and when traffic would approach, I would scoot over as much as I could. At certain points I was running through wet, soft, slippery, slushy snow. At mile 8.25, I just wanted to be done. I wasn't that cold. I wasn't exhausted.  My legs were moving pretty slow and I just wanted to be done.  Took me about 2 hours to go 10 miles today, so running in the cold and snow is alot slower.
People pay money to have their hair "frosted"

I took my hydration pack with me, and when I went to get a drink, my Powerade was a slushy!!!

I am crossing off something on my bucket list today. The day that my mileage exceeded the temperature!  When I got back to the car, the temp was 5, and my mileage today was 10! So ya, In Your Face Jack Frost!

Today I discovered that I like running in the cold.  It's not as bad as people think it is. Now if I could just figure out how to keep my camera battery warm. (I was only able to take 1 photo outside today, because it was so cold. But when I got back to the car, it worked.)


  1. Niiiiiiice!!!!! Crazy what we runners will do out in the frigid barren wasteland of winter!! I would rather hit the treadmill though honestly with a good movie or show:) Keep up the great mileage my friend.

  2. Awesome job lady - why to beat the elements! Stay warm!