So, we’re in for a few more days of this bitter cold. Overnight Friday into Saturday morning, temperatures could bottom out around 0º F, but it looks like we’ll get back into the 30s and 40s next week.
Given the cold, I was tempted to skip the early a.m. run today, but I had to be in court out in the suburbs by 9:00 a.m., and I’m supposed to be doing a podcast this afternoon (more on that as it develops); so, my only choice was to get up at 4:45 or skip today’s run altogether. I am loathe to take days off, because I’m always afraid I won’t get back to my routine if I miss a day or two.
So, out I went.
Whereas yesterday the temperature actually dropped while I was running – from 12º down to 10º – today, it was a consistent 10º the whole time. Add in a stiff north wind, and my toes were none too happy. On the other hand, running in this weather is a lot like knocking your head against a wall. It feels great when you stop.
Thankfully, tomorrow should be a relatively calm, quite day, leading into a three day weekend. So there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
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