Boy did I wake up in a mood today. I don’t know why. All things point to NOT being in a mood. It’s my day off. I slept past 3 AM. The sun’s shining. Well, off and on anyway. And it’s a balmy 18 degrees.
Hmmm. Maybe that’s the reason. I don’t always have the winter blues, but today, I think I do. It’s just SO cold these days. SO cold, that I’ve only run outside 3 times in the past two weeks. And heck, I usually run through anything. Remember the 17 degree 10 miler? But lately the morning temps have been in the single digits with wind chill temps below zero. Even polar bears would be seeking warmth.
Oh, I know some people are experiencing colder temps. But frankly, I don’t care. It’s cold here. And I want to run outside. And that’s why I’m in a mood.
See, I got these new shooz. And I’ve tested them on the treadmill for two minutes at a time, because who the heck can run on a treadmill for more than two minutes? And I THINK they’re going to make great long distance shooz, BUT HOW CAN I TELL UNLESS I CAN GET OUTSIDE?!
Well, truthfully, I ran 7 miles in them yesterday, when the temps were in the 20s, and they felt pretty good. But knowing it’ll be another week before the temps and my work schedule allow me to run puts me in a mood.
If I was in Florida, training for my upcoming 10 mile race would be a piece of cake. The pro’s of flying south are completely dominating the con’s at this point.