Monday, January 26, 2009

Brr!

I fully admit that I've been a wuss this winter. Despite all my rambling that "there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear" I have really not run outside in the cold weather this winter. On Saturday I was so busy running around to and from Bow and doing a few more errands that I put off running until about 4 pm. Even though the temperature was -20C (-4F) it was beautiful and sunny out. I bundled up and headed outdoors with a plan to run about 30 minutes or so. Once I got going...I was still pretty cold. Well, my torso warmed up, but my face, hands and legs were still cold. Once I was about two miles in I felt pretty good though, so I detoured to make my route longer. Maybe I'd aim for five miles? Once I detoured the sun started to go away and wow, it felt colder! All of a sudden I became painfully aware that my rear end was freezing. Absolutely freezing. Maybe I should have worn some long johns underneath my tights... Anyhow, I detoured again and headed towards home just as the sun was setting. Oh well, four miles done in the cold weather...at least I finally made it out there!

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, I had a rest day today but I felt like I could use a good stretch. I dug the yoga clothes out of the closet and went to hot yoga after work today. I was a little worried I wasn't going to make it since I had this nagging headache/weird dizziness feeling happening this afternoon. Luckily a little Advil helped to alleviate the situation though. Class was busy and we had a new-to-me instructor who was pretty cool. I could tell that I was out of practice, but I definitely started to loosen up as the class went on. I found some of the poses challenging, but after I was done I was glad I had gone. Tomorrow...swimming and spin class!

12 comments:

Alexandra said...

If it's not those cheeks, it's the other cheeks...it was a weekend for freezing cheeks and taking detours to warm them up!

In all my years of running in the winter time in Calgary, none have ever been as bad as this one!

teacherwoman said...

Brrr is right! I am so sick of this cold weather. But, I guess it's better than having to deal with all the ice like in Oklahoma. YUCK.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Ha, frozen cheeks. More clothing is always best.... Get those long janes out!

Viv said...

I feel bad for you guys and all this freezing cold weather. then again wehn i am blistering in August it will tuen. Hang in there you have put in some serious training in that cold.

Marlene said...

Way to get out there and run even further than planned. I am fed up with the cold... but of course, now that I am laid up indoors, all I want to do is go out and run!

Run Mommy said...

Your line "no bad weather, just bad gear" made me giggle. I will have to remember that one when I am talking myself out of the ice runs as of late. :) I HATE winter.

Nikki said...

Why oh why is at always the cheeks that get so cold! Someone needs to invent bum-warmers!

Lily on the Road said...

Yes, I hear you about frozen cheeks! Mine almost fell off this weekend - hence "freezing your ass off"....LOL

Hang in there!

Melanie said...

this has been a brutal winter...way to get out there. Hopefully spring will come soon! :) I need to go to hot yoga again...

Sonia said...

Love the new look of the blog!!! Very nice!! =)

I'm also in the 'there is no weather too cold to run outside' category... it was easier to say that when I lived in Windsor though, Montreal winter is brutal...

Badgergirl said...

Good job getting out there. I would have taken one look at the temperature and opted to find a treadmill indoors!

ShirleyPerly said...

Kudos for getting out there! I don't think I could have even run a step with as much clothes as I would needed to stay warm in those subzero temps.