This was me this morning, walking from the rec center back to my chemistry lab…
The reason being? According to weather.com it’s -8 but feels like -19 degrees out right now. Buried under that puffy black coat, I’m wearing an absurd amount of clothing. And the hat? My bff Melon gave me that bad boy and it’s the warmest, most wind proof hat you could own. I love it. I also love it because it’s from North Central‘s XC team. They’re one of the best D3 XC teams in the nation, with 13 NCAA titles. And my bff’s fiance ran for them. NBD (no big deal).
Running outside was not really an option, so I decided to run around the rec center’s indoor track. Tuesdays are my tempo days, so I did 3 x 1.5 miles (at 7:00 – 7:25 pace) with a half mile warm up/cool down. I felt pretty solid and I liked being able to countdown my laps. As much as I’d rather be running outside, it wasn’t so shabby.
Every run feels stronger and the knee injury that I had seems like a distance nightmare. I can’t believe Boston is 76 days away. Man, how time flies! I’m so excited to see my friends who live out there and hopefully meet up with some blogger buddies.
Stay warm out there, folks! I hear it’s not just CO that’s gettin’ hit pretty hard. How’s the weather in your town? What’s the coldest/craziest weather you’ve ever run in?