Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mind over matter

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.


  1. Snow !! Too sun over here !!!
    I wish I could run like you... Started this week, and I am very impressed with your success..

  2. SNOW? NOW? Yikes!

    Good for you for gettin' your run on!

  3. Snow already? Noo.... I did hear that Calgary got some a few days ago though; is that right?

    We've been lucky so far (knock on wood) and it's supposed to warm up in the next couple of days.

    I'd be nervous about running on snow/ice as well. Not worth risking an injury!

  4. Good for you! I did 8.7 k today! Later in the morning though... it was beautiful. By the way, we did more than 5 the other day, I forgot to hit the lap button at least twice ; )

  5. That's great Gayle. That means we went faster then we thought too. :)

  6. Amen to choosing outdoors over indoors.