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…