Hey – I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since I posted. What have I been doing with myself?

The last couple weeks have been a bit crazy around here and have hosted some of the coldest runs of my life. Years ago I had a rule that if it was less than 15 degrees, I didn’t run. I have broken that rule with force this year.

A couple runs have been single digits and one involved 3 layers on my head, 5 tops, 2 pairs of gloves, 2 layers on bottom, and 2 pairs of socks. That was only once, because I realized that 5 tops is too much even when the temperature is hovering around 0 and 2 pairs of socks makes my shoes too tight. Surprisingly, as long as you’re covered, it’s not that cold once you get going. I still say I prefer a 0 degree run to a 90 degree run.

Because my gloves are sort of like opera gloves (not sure why UnderArmour makes gloves that go halfway up my arm…) it’s been hard to take pictures.IMG_2256This was photo below was right before heading out onto Haines Point (also known as the most boring place to run in the eastern time zone) but I’m was wearing and Iowa coat and someone shouted “Go Hawks” and made the cold, windy, boring run better.
IMG_2253No run to report from this morning…I gave myself some extra time to stay in bed this morning due to not feeling well (being fructose intolerant is awesome…) and will run on my own in a couple hours. I believe this is the first time I’ve skipped a Saturday run that I’ve been in town! The one other time that happened was because I forgot to set my alarm.

Okee dokee…I’m gonna try to be productive with myself!