Friday, February 26, 2010

Foto Friday

Our LT run was cancelled yesterday due to particularly miserabe conditions and we set out for an "easy" 10K instead. There wasn't anything "easy" about it as we slipped around on black ice (one guy went down in the first 5 minutes and Juliana saved my a$$ from going down too!), trudged through snow, fought whipping winds and wiped snow from our stinging eyes.

Yesterday Shelley asked for before/during/after photos, so here they are.


Before - in the car and not too sure about running in that weather.



Check out my MITTENS!



"During" (post-run) - in the car and glad to be done.
I realize that I don't really look any different, except maybe a bit wet. The snow and ice had already melted from my eye lashes and hat.



After - this is how you'll usually find me after a cold winter run.
(I got home just in time to see the Canadian Women win GOLD in hockey!)



Have a great weekend!



P.S. Win some GU @ I Run Because I Can and Bondi Bands @ Run Mommy Run

42 comments:

Marky Mark said...

Great mittens!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I love the mittens picture! Too funny!

lindsay said...

M&M'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. i need a blanket like that!

gah and i was just sitting here thinking about them ;) only 2.5ish days to go!

Heather said...

Cute pictures - I love your hat!

Kim said...

love those mittens!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Look at you being brave again! lol Have a great weekend!

J said...

You always look so good in your running photos!! We got pounded last night with snow and all the schools are closed here today! I wish my company would have a snow day! I ended up having to dig out my car because I couldn't back up! Have a good weekend!

TallGuySurfing said...

Kudos to you for running in such cold weather! My favorite thing after surfing in cold water is a super hot shower! Oh and congrats on kicking our butts in Women's hockey! It was awesome to see the crowd support they had in that stadium on TV. Bring on the Men's Hockey!

PS - Being a Florida boy, I know nothing about hockey and feel like a European trying to watch American Football when I see it, but it's still fun to watch in the Olympics!

Lily on the Road said...

Love your bright colourful running outfit! Awesome! Hey, where did you get that M & M's blankie? I LOVE it!!!

Lisa said...

nothing fun about slipping on ice during a run.

but..i *love* your hat. how can you not have fun wearing that?!?

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Oh my gosh you are soooo cute!! Look at that fun blanket.. Sounds to me like you need some yaktrax, I borrowed a pair from my buddy so I will be testing them in Colorado...maybe if it os not too cold.

I love all the colors in your outfit...so stylin

Kerrie T. said...

Hard. Core.

Well, that's what I thought till I saw those mittens. Just kiddin'! Love the mittens!

You look awesome after what sounds like a crazy run!

destination262 said...

Cute mittens! And all your pics are great. Happy Friday!!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Love your photos!! That After picture is awesome! That is how to be after a COLD run!

Julie said...

Great pictures:) Cute fuzzy M&M blanket! Have a great weekend!!

The Happy Runner said...

LOVE the mittens :-)
Have a great weekend!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

WINTER BE GONE!! We have a easier season, still I am way over it!!

Wonderful smiling face in all of the photos. Very nice!

Jocelyn said...

your so cute! I love the pictures :D

objectsevents said...

oh my gosh i love your winter accessories!!!! so colorful!!!!! love the pictures you are very photographable, even cold :) we've had CRAZY winds here!!!! i/m scared to be out in it too long and umbrellas don't work (even a new one i tried still got blown out)!! it is crazy!

aron said...

YIKES! i cant imagine running around in that weather!! you are awesome :) have a great weekend girlie!

trialsoftraining said...

how do you MOVE in all that gear??!! Very. Impressive.

the after picture looks sooo cozy. love that blanket, heh. ;)

have a good weekend! STAY WARM!

Jill said...

I LOVE those mittens, so jealous! And a great M&M blankie ... how fun!! have a great weekend!! :)

ShirleyPerly said...

Glad you didn't go down too. But then maybe wearing so many layers it wouldn't hurt so bad? Still ....

Cute pics!

Ali said...

Great mitts ... I love mine so much!

Aneta said...

great photos!
great mitts! i went to zellers (actually 3 of them, and they are all sold out :( )

love the m&m blanket that you have.

and LET'S GO CANADA!!!!! our Women team rocked last nite and today, the men will win also!!!!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I love your hat and your mittens!!!

Rio said...

You look so toasty and comfortable! Since moving to AZ I have become such a wimp to cold weather!

Runner Leana said...

How many layers do you have on, LOL! Love your toque, it is super cute!

runnernic.com said...

you look all snuggly warm! just how i like it!

RoadBunner said...

That picture of you on the couch is EXACTLY my preferred way to be found after a run :)

Kelly said...

Can't wait to get my mittens like that :)
Yikes about the black ice!

Sarah said...

LOVE those mittens! My sis lives in Canada and sent me a pair. :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Glad you stayed safe during the run, it was yucky out there last night! LOVE love love those mittens ;)

joyRuN said...

LUUURVE that last pic!

Denise said...

careful w/ the black ice. a guy in our running club fell the other day. he thought he just scratched up his face but it turns out he shattered some cheek bones. he now has a plate in his face.

Toni said...

Great pics! The ice is the hardest part, yak trax help but you still have to be careful.

Vickie said...

I used to come home from those long cold runs and get my portable heater and sit by a register with a big blanket until I thawed out. Cute!

X-Country2 said...

That's totally me after a cold run too. Hood, blanket, and a cup of something warm. Good call.

Ashley said...

oh the last pic looks very inviting :) glad you had a great yet slighty cold run :)

Fair Weather Runner said...

i love the hat! nice. and you are braver than me to go in run in that stuff. also, your blanket looks tasty.

Laura said...

Awww, you look so cozy and happy!

happygoluckyalex said...

You are the cutest thing ever! I do the exact same when I get home from a cold run- my body is an ICE CUBE!