I missed an opportunity to run Monday at lunch and was a little bummed about it. For some reason I thought running in the rain with potential freezing rain might be a bad idea. Then I drove to work Monday and saw a number of people running and the freezing rain didn’t happen. Dang! Missed the boat!
Yesterday I had driven to a meeting that was 1.5 hours away (one way) and found out after driving for 1h and 15 minutes that it had been cancelled earlier in the morning because of the snow we were getting. They forgot to add my email to the cancellation email that was sent out, so I didn’t know it was cancelled 😦 I turned around and drove back to the office and finished my day early since I had spent my lunch hour driving.
The whole drive back I kept thinking that a run would be just what I needed. A little, mental health run to rid myself of the day’s stress. So I called my husband and asked him to pick up the girls so I could run when I got home.
This is what the weather was calling for: Winds at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 and a temperature of -9C (plus windchill).
I bundled up and went anyway.
The plan was to run from my house to the highway and back. My silly Green Garmin wouldn’t catch at satellite so I had to go on MapMyRun to see how far I actually ran. I finally managed to run over 5k!!!!
The run out was great…cold but I had the wind at my back and it was awesome. No walking breaks at all, that made me happy. I ran to just before the highway as the sidewalks stop and I wasn’t going to run against traffic on the main road in town just for a few extra feet. I turned around into the crazy wind and made my way back.
Since my buddy (Garmin) wasn’t working I had not idea of my pace 😦 but ran for around 40 minutes and managed to clock 6.17 km! Yeah, me! It felt great to run that distance.
I got home and met my husband and girls in the driveway and went inside.
I think my face was frozen because it felt numb.
My thighs were SO red from the cold.
However, my head was in a better space. Oh running, how I love what you do for me.
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I am missing that feeling running gives me. As I left this morning to go to the pool I said to myself “This would be an awesome morning for a run!” I am looking at the bright side and at least I am doing something. 🙂
Happy to hear you had a good run and way to go.
Yes, some people would just give up and not do anything. Good for YOU to get to the pool!
1) I hate when the weather changes and I could have run but didn’t bring the proper gear!
2) OMG that’s horrible they forgot to add you to the list! What a waste!
3) OMG!!!! You rock!!! Congrats on >5K AND in that miserable weather! Love that your fam met you in the driveway 🙂
haha, it was awesome to run in my driveway and have my little girls cheering me on. I think Hilary was more excited that she recognized me and kept saying “mama,mama”. Great way to end your run!
Probably one of the best ways 🙂
Nice job on that run!! I love that you increased your mileage, but not only that did it in conditions that I would be totally whiny about going out in. You are a rockstar. I hope your face warmed up fast. 🙂
Ha ha, thanks. I’m really happy I finally had the time/energy to break 5k.
Wowzers! Way to get it done in way less than ideal weather!!
Thanks. I figured it would push me to focus more on the run which is just what I needed.
Oh my days…You went running in what temperature?! :O Well done for getting a new distance! 😀
Thanks! Yeah, it was one of those days when I just NEEDED to run no matter what the weather.
yay!!! I love passing milestones! I ran a handful of halfs last summer, and really wanted to see if I could run more than 13.1 so one day I just ran and did 15 miles! It was such an awesome feeling. Just keep it up and keep telling yourself that you can do it.