The last few months of training have been brutal. Subfreezing temperatures, snow, and ice have made me want to stay inside and hibernate. I’ve missed quite a few training runs due to the never ending winter. It has felt like a daily struggle just to find the motivation to go for a run. And then, once I get outside, almost every run has felt difficult and slow. Just one week ago it was a mere 15 degrees Farenheit with windchill dropping the temperature below zero. I could hardly eat my gel because it was mostly solid.
Today finally felt like spring. The sun was shining and the snow was melting. It was 45 degrees out; 30 degrees warmer than the week before! I couldn’t resist going out for a short run, even though I had just logged 10 miles the day before. I also couldn’t resist the opportunity to wear shorts!
|Shorts and snow
I felt a little silly (and cold) when the wind kicked up right when we walked outside, but after a few minutes I was all warmed up. A few minutes after that I was wondering why I thought an Under Armour Cold Gear shirt was a good idea. I was so warm!
Mr. Shoe and I only ran about 2 miles. I wish we could have stayed out longer, but my legs were just not up for it. The forecast is calling for more snow and freezing rain this week, so I am glad we were able to take advantage of the nice weather while it lasts.
Race recap for Hawaii coming up next! For reals this time!