Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Freezing my bits off

After a very mild weekend, we had quite the cold snap yesterday!



That's 7F "feels like" -14F in 'merican, a.k.a. FREEZING FREAKING COLD.

I seriously questioned my judgment as I set out for a mid-day run, but I was determined to get my daily sweat (can you even sweat in those temperatures?) and Vitamin D. I also knew that an easy run would do wonders to shake out my sore and stiff legs from the weekend.

It was biting, bone-chilling cold from the moment I stepped out the door. I definitely hadn't packed enough clothes; with one layer on the bottom and two on top, my skin stung the entire time. My core wrmed up reasonably once I got going... until I turned into the wind.

Thoughts going through my mind:

  • I must be nuts
  • Who does this "for fun"?
  • Treadmill is not looking so bad
  • I must be seriously nuts.
  • Should have worn my winter jacket.
  • Can't feel my face.
  • It's going to be a long winter.
  • There are not enough clothes in the world for this.
  • Why is everyone looking at me like I'm crazy?
  • &%$!^&$*%(&%$!




This morning? I hit the treadmill.


HBBC Ongoing Tally Week of Dec. 11-17
Dec. 11 - run (6.8), Bootcamp (4) = 10.8
Dec. 12 - run (16.8)
Dec. 13 - run (5), F&V (1) = 6
=33.6

47 comments:

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

If I were you, I would be best friends with the treadmill right now. And we'd be buddy buddy until spring ...

Aneta said...

i will confirm: u r crazy!

Still Running said...

You're a NUT! Still impresses me though.

Teamarcia said...

Yeah I'd draw the line and head for the mill too. Brrrr!

Stephanie Nichole said...

I'm very seriously judging your sanity... and yes, that's coming from ME! That's not a good sign Marleney-poo!

Quinton J said...

I've been tellin' myself that it's going to make me stronger.

...But myself's not listening.

Indi said...

I think i heard that cold snap around here too. We sat at 2F and did not get above 18 all day....Brrrr!!! Crazy cold these days. if you haven't tried it, check out Mizuno Breath thermo base layer products. great for these bone chilling temps.

Lisa said...

That's freaking cold!

ShutUpandRun said...

Damn girl that's some discipline. I would have done the same thing.

It is 65 in Colorado today. Go figure. I want snow.

Heather said...

Brr! We have had super cold temps this week too, so I have been staying inside. :(

Joanna said...

hahaaaaaa! I ran in blowing cold and snow on Sunday. This would be child's play for a Canadian, but where I live, it was crazy. And now I'm trying to figure out how to get a treadmill in my house. :)

RunningLaur said...

I'm cold just thinking about it!

Heather said...

Wow.
I am spoiled here in the sub tropics and probably would have just stayed on the couch, whimpering and wrapped in a blanket. Just reading this makes me want to hibernate.

Runners Fuel said...

That is brave!! I hate being cold. I live in CA and I think 30 is to cold for me. lol

Morgan said...

Yeah I'm seriously questioning your sanity over here! LOL!

Jill said...

Oh man, that's insane!!! Good for you, though - dedication is your name!!!

As Beth said, it's 65 in Denver right now. I do NOT want snow, though (we do have plenty in the mountains! I can see it from my bedroom window - that's enough for me!)

J said...

Yeahhh its cold. Even if I could run outside I think I would still hit the treadmill! Hopefully we don't get hit with too much snow this afternoon so I can at least get to the gym!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You look sooo COLD!! I hope it doe snot get that cold here.. BRRRRR!!!

Amy said...

Eek! That is COLD! You are so committed. Can you make it to a treadmill at lunch time?

Jess said...

I guess that means I can't complain about the temps in the 30s and 40s we've had here, can I?

Denise said...

as i left the gym this morning with temps in the teens and wind chills in the single digits, i questioned how i'm going to train through the winter. i might die.

dietitianontherun.com said...

"can you even sweat in those temperatures?" Ha, apparently, yes? I cannot even imagine running in anything less than Zero. Oooof...

Emz said...

•Treadmill is not looking so bad

•Treadmill is not looking so bad


•Treadmill is not looking so bad

•Treadmill is not looking so bad

•Treadmill is not looking so bad

OMGOSH lady - get on it!! ;)

Nicole said...

get on the treadmill. i cant believe you were outside running! i'm shivvering just thinking about it!

destination262 said...

That picture is priceless! LOVE it. And way to get out there and tough out the cold. That is inspiring! :)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

amen sistah those mornings are brutal and require almost so much clothing i cant move :)

Deb said...

Love this post. I'm going to go against everyone else and say: it's not that bad outside once you're used to it.

Definitely at least 2 layers on bottom and 3 on top though.

Okay, you are the running superstar and you totally inspire me. You can handle the cold!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Holy stinking coldness!! For crying out loud those temps should not be LEGAL! I am freezing just thinking about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Char said...

Wow, you Canadians are tough! Those temperatures are ridiculous.

Nitmos said...

Good call on the treadmill. That is nuts.

Bethany + Ryan said...

i bet your M&M costume would fit over all your layers and it would give you extra warmth. Just a thought. :-)

Janice {Run Far} said...

I love the look on your face in that picture. So cute. I have been hitting the treadmill as well. Ugh.

aron said...

I am not sure I even know what that kind of cold feels like :-/

Our "cold" temps have gone away for a bit. Haven't even seen many upper 40s! :(

Heidi said...

I can answer the question to why everyone is looking at you crazy ... cuz you are, as am I. Before I was a runner I used to question "those people"'s snity ... but now I is one.

Another layer and you'd have been just great! :)

Kim (Book Worm Runs) said...

Eeek!!! Good for you!!! :)

lindsay said...

wuss.

that's bikini weather.

ajh said...

You did not have enough layers on. I put on so many it is surprising I can move! I think it's worst mid day than first thing in the morning when I am not awake enough to think about it.

Lisa said...

What a look on your face! I don't know how you even made it through the run! Glad you did though!!

After work tonight I saw a guy running in shorts. It couldn't have been more than 25' F. That's just crazy too! I hope your treadmill runs go well and aren't too boring!

Julie D. said...

cracks me up---you are the one running in the crazy heat in the summer and crazy cold in the winter! I don't envy you right now. You earn some hardcore bonus points for that run!

Cynthia O'H said...

Yesterday, I was loving my sore ITB; it was great having an excuse to not run. Warmer days are coming - well, relatively warmer.

Cory Reese said...

You know you're desperate when.....you run on the treadmill. Ugh.

Katie A. said...

I bow in the presence of your excellence! I'm so impressed lady - now next time hit the 'mill!
Have a good Wednesday!

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Yup we just went through this in the west! It sucks!! I questioned my sanity many times during those runs! Thankfully it warmed up and we are running in a balmy -4C now.

We are crazy...

EndorphinBuzz said...

Love the pic. I think the same during cold long runs but then I remember the feeling of accomplishment after a run and it makes it all worthwhile.

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

We have a group that meets tonight for a run before yoga. I have dared them to have to guts to show up and run. I even have a treat for each that do.... BIG CUPS.... need I say more :)

Jogging with Fiction said...

haha! I'd definitely say it's treadmill weather for you.

Jamie said...

When you need so many layers you can't move and it feels like you lost your chin to frostbite it's time for the mill. That's way too cold for me! Way to get it done though!