Sunday, February 17, 2013


Ohhh my word.  It was cold!  I woke up before the alarm this Sunday morning.  I laid in bed and thought about my planned run.   I checked the weather.  Holy cow wind chill of 12 degrees F.   Seriously?   That's cold!   I even got up and looked out the window to make sure everything was clear. Didn't appear to be icy!  But for the most part I laid in my toasty warm bed.   I never wavered in my determination though.  I knew that when the alarm went off  that I would bound out of bed, get dressed and head out the door to meet my friend Sherry for our Sunday morning run and walk.   So the alarm went off.....and just like planned I rolled out of bed and started to bundle up!   Yup, I went out jogging at an ungodly hour on a Sunday morning in the bitter cold.   Did I mention that it t was COLD!  Normally we do our training session and then walk some more to chit chat.  However, have I mentioned the cold???   We did our run, chit chatted for a few scant minutes and we headed home.  My hands and body is still chilled an hour later! (OK, I haven't hit up the shower yet...soon)   

The run actually wasn't all that bad with the cold.  (ok, who m I   My eyes watered the whole time.  Looked like I was crying in misery...but no, I felt ALIVE!   I particularly love this picture because you can see a tear rolling down my cheek!  Sherry and I decided to go into the week blind with no clue of what we were running......I just looked it up. 
5 minute warm up.
Run 3 minutes
Walk 90 seconds
Run 5 minutes
Walk 2.5 minutes
Run 3 minutes
Walk 90 seconds
Run 5 minutes
5 minutes cool down.
The first run was a bit rough.  My breathing never got out of control but it just wasn't right.   I tightened up my focus and the following three runs I was able to do better.  :-)  I'm getting the breathing down.  :-)  

I'm actually very happy that I am learning to run in the bitter cold. If I started in the summer by the time it started to get cold again I would probably wimp out thinking I couldn't do it....that fresh determination wouldn't be there to push me out into the cold like it is right now.   In theory, I will run through the summer and when it starts to get cold again I can know that it's not as bad as I fear....and will know that I can do it!

As for my weight.  I'm just holding steady.  Not really dropping.  It's frustrating but I have looked back.  I know different things to focus on and tweak.  I'll figure this out and this weight WILL drop sooner or later.  The scales are just slow in getting the memo that I'm putting in the work and effort to lost the weight!


WWSuzi said...

I just looked at the weather network and you're right it's freezing!! Good for you on getting out and getting it done.

Gwen said...

Your tenacity WILL pay off! Continue to trust the process!

Anonymous said...

Way to go!

timothy said...

BRAVO! proud of you, i KNOW it aint easy! xoxoxo

Eesh said...

You're such a damn trooper woman!!! You will prevail!


Journo June aka MamaBear said...

Whoa, going out in that cold is definitely superstar status! You are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Onward and upward inspite of the cold weather. Wet here, but fining up and expecting a week of good weather.

Fran said...

Well done! I agree that it's better to start running in the "bad" weather conditions. I started running the first time in October, the second time (couple of years in between) I started in March.

I can't wait till Spring gets here. I'm getting tired of dark morning runs with multiple layers on.

Darcy Winters said...

Way to go. My walking buddy and I seem to be more of the "fair weather" type exercisers. Once it is too cold or too hot --- we seem to stop completely.