I know most of the country is cold and y’all in the North are frozen, but let me explain…
I run in the South. All Summer I run in the afternoon and with heat indexes above 100 degrees. I seriously think to myself, at least in the Winter I’ll be able to run in mild weather.
9 degrees “feels like” is not mild!
The run itself wasn’t bad. I admit as I ran into the wind, my face froze a bit, but running with the wind was not bad. I am from the North originally and I can still remember standing at the bus stop for school in sub zero weather, so this isn’t something I am unfamiliar with. Still, yesterday was the coldest run I’ve ever had. 4 miles. 4 frozen miles.
As I ran I asked myself, would I rather run in 9 degree wind chill or in 110 degree heat index???
All in all, I choose the cold. Fortunately we don’t have ice or snow to deal with, so just a 20 mph wind in 20 degree weather won’t kill me; and you know what they say, “what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger”. Dumb saying.
I confess, I am glad to run in 9 degrees or 110 degrees. It is supposed to be 40 for our 5K on Saturday. Fortunately it is going to be that warm as it starts at 7:30 AM.
Keep warm, if you can. Or if you are on the other side of the world, keep cool. Either way…
I would love to have 9 degrees…that would feel like a heatwave here!! Especially after the -44 feels like temp yesterday. Fortunately we are looking to have about a 40 degree temp this weekend. That will be about an 80 degree temperature swing 🙂
That is crazy. I think -44 might just keep me inside. 🙂 Keep safe in that weather.
I did go to the gym and ran a few errands. When you bundle up and don’t start outside for more than a minute or two it isn’t so bad. Today is a balmy -13 right now 😉
Memories of my time living up North. I can remember it getting up into the 20’s as a kid and thinking it was summer. 🙂
How are you people running outside?? Thankfully I joined a gym so now any time I see the temps dip below freezing (we have -10 right now with windchill, blech) I head straight to the treadmill at the gym. It’s like a runner’s hibernation.
But the weather is half the fun (or half the challenge). I am thinking of joining the Y though, just in case… 🙂
I whimped out and ran on the treadmill today – single digit windchill was too much for my thin Florida blood! But know I’m wishing I had sucked it up and gone for a run outside! 🙂 I’m with you – I’d take cold any day over heat!
Yes, at least in the cold you don’t need to drink a gallon of water a day to make sure you don’t pass out. 🙂 Wow, single digit in Florida… Crazy.
I’d feel sorry for you except here its 7 degrees (feels like -10) here today and was -20 (not just feels like!) on Saturday. The treadmill has been my friend the last month. I’ve only gotten in about 4 outdoor runs.
Ugh. That is COLD. I know it is bad (horrible) many places this winter. It is funny to me though, sweating through the summer and thinking… “I’ll have it good this winter”. Ha. I was wrong.
You all are MOTIVATED. It was in the low 30s here in Florida so I ran on the treadmill in my living room. No way was i going outside! 🙂
Well part of my motivation is not having a treadmill and refusing to join a gym. But I must say I do like running in all types of weather other than thunder storms.