I really enjoyed my lazy Saturday this weekend. I slept in LATE, lounged in my PJs until 4PM, then went over to a friends house for a Christmas party.
I had so much fun on Saturday, that I knew Sunday would be our long run day. I knew it was gonna be cold – bitter cold – so we just bundled up. With enough layers on, you can power through any (reasonable) temperature.
I wore 3 long sleeved shirts, my thickest running tights, a hat, and two pairs of gloves. The local NIST temperature marquee said it was 19*F out.
Within a few miles, my body warmed up and the miles felt easy and light; I stopped to eat a Gu once, at mile 7, and tried to drink some water. But when I tried sipping from my water bottle, nothing came out. My water bottle had frozen along the sides and in the nozzle!
The rest of the run was smooth sailing and eventless. We just cruised along, finishing up 12 miles in 1:42. 8:30 pace on the dot.
Long run #2 for Boston2013 cycle… check!
What’s the funniest thing you’ve given or received at a White Elephant party?