Monday, January 17, 2011


That's what it felt like today folks. Punishment from the running gods for slacking.

Temperature: 23
Feels like: 10!!!!! AH!
Also....Winter Weather Advisory until 6am Tuesday for blowing and drifting snow. 3-5" expected.

Husband and I decided to run before he left for wrestling practice today.......before the snow got worse. It wasn't bad when we started, but it wasn't fun.

We set out for 4 miles at 8am. I was able to keep up with him for the first 2 miles. But for the first 2 miles the wind and snow were at our back. As soon as we turned around.......BAM!!......good bye breathing ability! I was swallowing snow and hacking snot for half a mile before I figured out how to deal with it.

Just before mile 3 I found that wall. My body just didn't want to move forward anymore. I wasn't cold, I was just heavy. However, I wasn't discouraged. I just made myself go forward. My mantra at the moment is that it isn't about time, it's about covering the distance.

When we finally finished, and we were walking snowmen. Husband's beard was covered in ice and his headphone cord was frozen to his beard :) My eyelashes kept sticking together. Ha! I even had a small snowball in my jacket hood!

This would be Husband's frozen beard :)

My face is so cold I can barely smile......Next Top Model...Here I come!

All in all, it was an OK run. We finished strong. I still plan to do 2 tomorrow night at the gym on the treadmill.

Happy Running!

PS......Melissa at Crazy or Determined? Just finished a half marathon on Sunday! She did AWESOME! And could use your love :) Head on over and let her know that running 13.1 miles is no small feat!!!

PPS.....Don't forget to check out Zoe's CSN giveaway. It ends soon!


  1. Can I just say how amazing you are for running in the cold?! Nice job!!

    And thanks for the sweet comments. :)

  2. I just found out today I have a frostbitten earlobe from my run the other day! Yikes! Good job!

  3. i run with a guy whos jaw literally freezes every time we run in the cold. i mean literally freezes so he can't talk for a good 10 mins after finishing! it crack me up every time

  4. Awesome job running in the snow!