I may have mentioned once (or a hundred times) that last week was unbearably cold here in Minnesota. All week long the weather reports called for a weekend warm up, and I bought it completely. I was convinced that Saturday would feel like spring. I scheduled the babysitter for 1:30 (because you can run in the middle of the afternoon in January) and was very excited to finally get a 10-mile run in.
The babysitter showed up and I contemplated wearing one less Under Armour layer than usual (after all, I thought it was spring). Thankfully I decided against it. As soon as I got out of our protective forest-like yard and driveway and onto the road, I realized that I don't know crap about weather. Just listening to weather reports and looking our your window at a sunny day does not mean that you should assume it is going to feel like spring. Although it was a balmy 18 degrees (forty degrees warmer than it was Thursday morning!), the wind was vicious. I could feel it blowing through my shoes.
Despite the nasty wind, I managed to get my 10 miles done. And Sunday? Got up and did six miles in much milder conditions. Today and tomorrow are supposed to be pretty nice (we might even warm up to freezing tomorrow!). I ran three this morning, and will run three tomorrow morning and then a tempo run tomorrow night. Have to take advantage of this spring weather while it lasts!
Since I was off yesterday and it feels like Monday today, Happy Monday! Hope everybody has a great week.