Tuesday, January 5, 2010

so cold outside ...

I know it's winter. And I know it's supposed to be cold. But really?

I moved to Virginia in hopes for mild winters. Last January, I spent a weekend in Williamsburg and wore shorts. On Sunday, when I ran my long run, I wore four layers. It was FREEZING. The thermometer on my table said it was 18.2 degrees when I left my house at 7:30 a.m. And then there was the wind. Oh, the wind. 20 mph in your face. By the end of my run, I had lost feeling in my chin and it was impeding my speech. At that point, I decided to cut my 10 miler down to an 8 miler. The two miles weren't worth the pain.

It's still cold today. I am going to drop my two oldest off at preschool, (it's Doodle's first day!!) put Dilly down for a nap and jump on the treadmill. Hopefully, by 10 am, I have completed 17.5 of my 1000 miles in 2010!

5 comments:

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

SERIOUSLY this weather is awful! booo! Good luck with the 17.5 on a treadmill, you are my hero! I can't go but 45 minutes before I want to cry I'm so bored,LOL!

robinbb said...

I absolutely agree that this winter is brutal. I do not remember cold days going on for this long and we are only in January. Good luck on the treadmill.

Katie A. said...

17.5 miles on the treadmill? You are hardcore! Yay for Doodle!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

hehehe...funny that people thought you did 17.5 miles..

The shirt is from Old Navy in the sporty section.. Total clearance rack SCORE, it was on a day with additional 50% off and I got it for $6!!! Love love it!!

Hugs to working toward the 1,000. I started my new spreadsheet and almost had a panic attack.. UGH!

April said...

For real!!! The south is NOT supposed to be this cold!! 13 degrees here in AL this morning! I loathe the treadmill, but I can't figure out how to run with out feeling like my shoes are blocks of ice. Do they make running boots? ;)
Good start to 1000!