Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Double Digits

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.

11 comments:

Marlene said...

You know it's cold when you say "warm up to freezing." Way to get that run done! Stay warm.

Sarah said...

I ran in the cold Sun, but only got in about 5 before calling it quits. :) 10 is awesome. I can't wait until I can back to running in shorts and a t-shirt!

Melanie said...

i did the same thing on my sunday run... threw on another loose layer of UA just before heading out the door, and was soooo happy i did. Sun was deceiving that day :) I am looking so forward to spring!

Kita said...

Way to get out there and run.

I Run for Fun said...

What dedication! This cold is unreal!

Run Mommy said...

Good for you! I live outside of Toronto and today I had my very first post marathon run/first training run for #2 ---on a treadmill because I am a wimp :) However, 7 miles on a treadmill was dreadful so tomorrow I am sucking it up. You've inspired me :)

Marcy said...

Whooaa!! Awesome job my dear! Way to run it in the COLD! ;-)

theloosemoose said...

It's freezing cold here, as well. I try to take solace in the little things - like the fact that the days are getting slightly longer, so I can run a few miles after work without it being completely dark out.
But I'm definitely jonesin' for spring.

aron said...

very awesome job!!!! double digits AND cold!

MCM Mama said...

Good job getting the run done!

Frayed Laces said...

Oh my gosh...all that AND scheduling a babysitter! You rock girlfriend!