1. I do not run in temps under 30˚.
2. I do not run in snow.
Today I broke through to the other side, and did both. I am now officially a snow bunny kind of runner. I stared at the treadmill this morning, and just couldn't picture another 10 miles on that thing this week. So bundled up I went to the Rock Island Trail for this week's long run.
Mile 1 - Wow, it's kinda cold out here. 28˚ at start.
Mile 2 - Look at me, running through the snow!
Mile 3 - It's really pretty out here.
Mile 4 - Okay, I'm getting the hang of this. Feeling good.
Mile 5 - Huh, I haven't seen one person out on the trail yet. Probably shouldn't be running out here alone. Mental note to put a mace spray into my jacket pocket next time.
Mile 6 - O'crap! Totally missed my turnaround at mile 5... guess we're going 12 today.
Mile 7 - I really stink at snot rockets. Need to wash these gloves when I get back.
Mile 8 - Someone's doing laundry. I like that smell. Reminds me of spring for some reason.
Mile 9 - I am so hungry right now. That Strawberry-Banana GU was good, but not enough for lunch.
Mile 10 - I'm suppose to be done right now, but glad I'm doing extra. I have totally earned that steak dinner and wine tonight with the hubby.
Mile 11 - Wet socks and shoes make for really heavy feet. I literally look down to make sure I'm not dragging anything.
Mile 12 - I feel every single step in my calves, knees, quads, glutes and even my core, but a techno pumpin' song won't let my legs quit until the iPhone chimes in "Congratulations, you're reached 12 miles, two miles past your goal."
I'm cold. wet. hungry. But I just ran 12 miles through the snow... for FUN! Yeah, I'm awesome!
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