So, if you've been reading my blog this past week, you may have noticed that I've been doing a lot of whining about the weather and not a lot of running in it. Today, I changed that.
Today, the temperature out there is a cool -20c (-4f) with a windchill of -30c (-22f). Today I ran - outside.
I dropped the kids off at a sit this morning and came home. I had to check my email, and then I looked at the kitchen. It really needed to be cleaned.
I decided to suck it up. I got all my outdoor clothing ready and hopped on the exercise bike to warm up. One thing is for sure, if I'm going out there, I'm not walking to warm up. I'm running the instant I leave the house, so that I don't freeze anymore then necessary.
I borrowed a face mask I gave to my husband for skiing, so I looked a bit like a bandit, aside from the red neck warmer.
I put my newly acquired yak trax on my shoes so I wouldn't slip and I headed out.
Before I went out, I told myself that I only had to do 1 km. Today was about getting out there, not doing the distance. In the end, I did 2 km before I came home for a warm shower.
It wasn't as bad as I was expecting, although I do need a warmer jacket.
Can I be considered hardcore for running in that temperature?