Freezing my bits off

After a very mild weekend, we had quite the cold snap yesterday!

That’s 7F “feels like” –14F in ‘merican, a.k.a. FREEZING FREAKING COLD.

I seriously questioned my judgment as I set out for a mid-day run, but I was determined to get my daily sweat (can you even sweat in those temperatures?) and Vitamin D. I also knew that an easy run would do wonders to shake out my sore and stiff legs from the weekend.

It was biting, bone-chilling cold from the moment I stepped out the door. I definitely hadn’t packed enough clothes; with one layer on the bottom and two on top, my skin stung the entire time. My core wrmed up reasonably once I got going… until I turned into the wind.

Thoughts going through my mind:

  • I must be nuts
  • Who does this “for fun”?
  • Treadmill is not looking so bad
  • I must be seriously nuts.
  • Should have worn my winter jacket.
  • Can’t feel my face.
  • It’s going to be a long winter.
  • There are not enough clothes in the world for this.
  • Why is everyone looking at me like I’m crazy?
  • &%$!^&$*%(&%$!
This morning? I hit the treadmill.
HBBC Ongoing Tally Week of Dec. 11-17
Dec. 11 – run (6.8), Bootcamp (4) = 10.8

Dec. 12 – run (16.8)
Dec. 13 – run (5), F&V (1) = 6

47 thoughts on “Freezing my bits off

  1. I think i heard that cold snap around here too. We sat at 2F and did not get above 18 all day….Brrrr!!! Crazy cold these days. if you haven't tried it, check out Mizuno Breath thermo base layer products. great for these bone chilling temps.

  2. hahaaaaaa! I ran in blowing cold and snow on Sunday. This would be child's play for a Canadian, but where I live, it was crazy. And now I'm trying to figure out how to get a treadmill in my house. 🙂

  3. Wow. I am spoiled here in the sub tropics and probably would have just stayed on the couch, whimpering and wrapped in a blanket. Just reading this makes me want to hibernate.

  4. Oh man, that's insane!!! Good for you, though – dedication is your name!!!As Beth said, it's 65 in Denver right now. I do NOT want snow, though (we do have plenty in the mountains! I can see it from my bedroom window – that's enough for me!)

  5. Yeahhh its cold. Even if I could run outside I think I would still hit the treadmill! Hopefully we don't get hit with too much snow this afternoon so I can at least get to the gym!

  6. as i left the gym this morning with temps in the teens and wind chills in the single digits, i questioned how i'm going to train through the winter. i might die.

  7. •Treadmill is not looking so bad •Treadmill is not looking so bad•Treadmill is not looking so bad•Treadmill is not looking so bad•Treadmill is not looking so badOMGOSH lady – get on it!! 😉

  8. Love this post. I'm going to go against everyone else and say: it's not that bad outside once you're used to it.Definitely at least 2 layers on bottom and 3 on top though.Okay, you are the running superstar and you totally inspire me. You can handle the cold!

  9. I can answer the question to why everyone is looking at you crazy … cuz you are, as am I. Before I was a runner I used to question "those people"'s snity … but now I is one.Another layer and you'd have been just great! 🙂

  10. You did not have enough layers on. I put on so many it is surprising I can move! I think it's worst mid day than first thing in the morning when I am not awake enough to think about it.

  11. What a look on your face! I don't know how you even made it through the run! Glad you did though!!After work tonight I saw a guy running in shorts. It couldn't have been more than 25' F. That's just crazy too! I hope your treadmill runs go well and aren't too boring!

  12. cracks me up—you are the one running in the crazy heat in the summer and crazy cold in the winter! I don't envy you right now. You earn some hardcore bonus points for that run!

  13. When you need so many layers you can't move and it feels like you lost your chin to frostbite it's time for the mill. That's way too cold for me! Way to get it done though!

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