Now here's the thing, I can run in the cold. I have run in the cold. In fact, I generally consider about -30c (-22f) to be my temperature cut off.
I didn't feel like running in the cold. I justified it by bringing into the equation that I have a cold. I also have asthma. Between cold weather, asthma, and illness, I can deal with two of them at a time. All three together and it's more of a challenge, even though my asthma is well managed now.
So, I headed to the track and ran 8km (5mi) there. Last winter, I ran there a handful of times, and found it a real challenge to keep going in circles. This time, I didn't find it too bad. I brought my ipod (which I rarely use outside) and pumped up the volume. And, I ran. One thing that helped is some advice from my swim/spin coach to "ovalize" the corners. Basically, our track has very square corners, but if you cut across the lanes, you can make them much less abrupt, and therefore easier on the knees. There were only three other people on the track, so that wasn't hard to do. It would certainly be tougher when the track is busy.
In other news, I've signed up for twitter. I resisted for a long time. But, then again, when it seemed like everyone else was setting up blogs, I held off on that too, but eventually got hooked.
I'm still figuring it out, but I kind of feel like the new kid at school. Having said that, it does look like half the blog world is on there! If you want to follow me, I signed up as @DebTris. Pretty easy to find if you know my blog. :)
Do you have a cold weather temperature cut off? What is it? Are you on twitter? Any tips for this newbie?
Yesterday's HBBC points: 6 (5 mile run + fruit/veggie point)