Yesterday evening, I checked the weather forecast to see what I was in for with my early morning run. The prediction was for 5cm of snow overnight and flurries in the morning.
It kind of freaked me out.
I'm not nervous about running in cold weather. I've already been running right around the freezing mark without wearing a jacket. I'm confident I can handle the cold.
I am nervous about running on slippery sidewalks.
Yet, this morning when I got up and checked the temperature, it was 0 degrees (32 farenheit). I got nervous about it being cold and wore a jacket and toque.
After convincing myself to get outside, I realized there wasn't one bit of snow on the ground or in the air. There was the occasional dusting on cars, but I don't think people would appreciate it if I ran over the roof of their car just to say I ran in the snow.
I overheated in about 2 minutes of running and took off the toque and opened up my jacket. I need to remember what works for me and not psych myself out over a little weather forecast. To think I was seriously considering a boring track workout instead of a refreshing outdoor run.