Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Blustery Day

Today was my first run downtown around the river in quite some time. The last time I was running around the river it was still reasonably warm outside and the river was still running. Then the snow and cold temperatures arrived and I haven't been down there since. It was quite a sight to see the river frozen and covered in snow. I checked the weather before heading out and it was hovering around 0C (32F) and it was clear and sunny out. At first I thought I may have brought clothes that would make me feel overdressed. I left my hat in my office but did go back to get my gloves. As I headed out I realized that it was incredibly windy out. Not only was it windy, but that wind was cold..! I opted to start my run into the wind and it felt like I was running through sludge. And did I mention the wind was cold..? As I crossed the bridge over the river and turned around things improved. Now it was warm, and my running felt great! Just over 3 miles done around the river...and it actually felt pretty good. Tomorrow I have 3 to 5 miles on tap and *knock on wood* the weather is supposed to be a bit warmer!

6 comments:

Marlene said...

Good idea starting into the wind. Here's hoping for nice temp's tomorrow!

Road Warrior said...

Warmer than 0 Celsius? I'm jealous. We haven't seen freezing in quite a long time. I'm excited when it's 20F.

Good job getting out there in the wind!

Melanie said...

good job starting into the wind, makes coming back that much easier!

Bob Almighty said...

Burr I hear you on the cold weather running...I should be back to that in a few days. Good job out there.

holly said...

These chinooks make me a little bananas, but the wind downtown is totally unbelievable. I love the warmer weather but jeez - this wind creates more challenges than some hills.

Laurel said...

Running around the river here in Philly has been killing me. That wind that blows off the frozen water is brutal!