Monday, January 4, 2010

Yes, I'm crazy!!

People think if you run in this below freezing, snow covered weather you are either a nut, insane, or crazy...is that redundant? That, too!
Yet it is perhaps the most delightful time to run, especially once the body is warmed. I am gradually increasing and trying with all diligence to maintain my plan of every other day running. We are facing the coldest temps in 10 years! So? People want to make a crisis out of everything, have you noticed that? Keep running...rain, sleet, snow, frozen air....injury, soreness...it's the goal that drives! Stay warm! Totals-2.45 miles- Peace!

12 comments:

ultrarunner (Brian Philpot) said...

I love running in cold & snow! Did it all weekend, I can't just stop training becouse of the weather. And I don't like treadmill's! Crazy? Maybe, but i'm ok with that kind of crazy.

Anne said...

Yeah, but it's a good kinda of crazy - isn't it. Here's to a great 2010.

jel said...

running in the cold is one thing,

but 1 above more then cold burr!

Meg Runs said...

I've been hearing about your weather! Brrr, stay safe and warm!

Chanti said...

We've done a couple snow runs - it's exhilarating!! Enjoy, but watch out for slick spots! ;-)

Jamie said...

I went out yesterday and it was awesome until I could feel my chin :) Just need to cover up better next time! Keep it up!

Beth said...

I'm okay in the cold as long as it is above zero with not a lot of wind. The key is in the clothing. I love getting out of the house and into the sunshine in the winter. Enjoy!

Suzy said...

You are not crazy! Running in the cold and snow is amazing.

lindsay said...

i don't mind running in the cold, but boy are we getting some cold temps! 'ok' cold to me is like, 25+... not this single digit business! brr :)

Love to Run said...

You have to get used to the cold, snow and ice up here in Wisconsin. I agree completely with Beth, it is all about the clothing and lack of wind. Layers is the key, not bulky.

Good to hear you went out in it!

Shilingi-Moja said...

Richmond never was as cold as some places. The coldest I ran in was 5°. But, I like running in cold weather (not cold and windy or cold and rainy). Missed it this year, though, by moving back to Kenya.

Sandara Lee said...

I wish I could run in such cold weather, but my lungs hurt. =( It would be SO amazing I could though...

~Sandara

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