Sunday, January 30, 2011

Not the brightest idea....

So.....I slept in today.

And then spent an hour sanitizing my house. We can't call it cleaning anymore. It's way more hardcore than that because we're just that messy.

And then went to a brunch buffet with Husband's family.

And by the time we made home I wanted nothing more than to make the headache I was nursing go away by taking a nap.

But.....that little voice in my head said, "Hey! Lazy! You've got a long run to do today."

So I put on my many layers, laced up my shoes, and headed out. I felt good about this one. My pace held steady at 10:00 for the first 2 miles, then it slowly dropped back to 10:30. By the end, I was pulling sub-11:00. Oh well. At least I finished my 5 miles.

54:57. Not bad.

Now for the part where you may question my sanity.

Last summer Husband and I discovered our love for the ice bath. It was the one thing that saved me from pain and overdosing on meds after long runs. So tonight, around mile 3.5, when my knees started to whine and my hips started to complain, I began to think about the ice bath. I thought back to this morning when I went to the freezer for ice and discovered all the empty ice trays because Husband doesn't refill them. Darn, no ice bath for me. And then I noticed the snow all around me.......*Light Bulb*........Snow Bath! That's just like ice isn't it? Sure! So I call husband around mile 4 and say I'll be home in just over 10:00 and that I'd like a "snow bath." He was a little confused, but agreed and I had a nice chilly bath waiting for me when I got home.

Most. Painful. Thing. Ever. Ten times colder than the ice baths from last summer. I should probably google "frostbite symptoms" just to see what to look for.

On the plus side, I'm not too sore! Just cold.....really, really cold.

Remember to check out Run, Zoe, Run's Dr Teal's Giveaway! It is probably way better than a snow bath :)


  1. Snow bath = awesome! That is a creative idea!

  2. Awesome job on your 5 miles!! Way to stay motivated.

  3. Way to go getting out there and doing the 5 miles when there were many excuses that could have kept you home.Love the snow bath. I have a pool that I have twice climbed in and was so cold during and after that I don't know if I'd do it again.