After screwing around with my MacBook a bit, we got it up and running again. Then we did a backup on it (phew!). Then it flaked out again! So it got a reinstall of the OS, and since then it’s been mostly stable. Oh but wait – as soon as I typed that, my laptop crapped out again, so this post is coming via my phone again. What a productivity drain!
So let me tell you about my long run this week. I just thought I would share some fun knowledge with you in case you don’t live in a cold climate! I bet you wonder, what does it feel like to run in the snow?
Well, to begin with – packed snow is pretty good to run on! Icy snow is not. It gets really slippery, and I fear I will fall. So I avoid that. But there are many types of snow! The snow that I ran my long run on was more granular. It was very much like running on sand. That makes you tired, and much slower.
How about the temperature? I ran when it felt like 0 degrees. Since I don’t run outside very often, it’s a challenge for me to dress properly sometimes. When in doubt, wear fleece lined tights, wool socks, winter trail shoes, 3 layers of shirts, and a warm hat that covers your ears. My Athleta tights are the darn warmest things around, so my legs stayed toasty – even though they add an inch all the way around from the thickness. I could have used a warmer top combo though because my arms were cold!
Here’s the other things I got wrong on my run – I should have worn 2 layers of gloves! My hands were freaking freezing. I mean REALLY cold at one point. Speaking of gloves – did you know that Saucony was smart enough to include this soft area on the side to wipe your runny nose?? Yes, my gear always comes home covered in snot. I just have a runny nose all of the time.
And did you see? My water bottle also froze up. Not very useful like that!! My GU was the consistency of licorice. I really needed a drink after eating that.
I did think ahead and wore a Buff so I could cover up my face. However, after a very short period of time it just got wet from my breath and turned into a frozen wrap!
My long run did have it’s ups and downs. I struggled through the snow and cold, but it was a peaceful run, and I got to see several deer up close.
10 miles at a 10:00 pace. I was hoping to be at 9:45, but that just wasn’t happening. Finished with a Starbucks (while I grocery shopped, with my snotty gloves. Oops!)…
and took a bubbly bath to warm up.
Luna couldn’t wait for me to be done!
Hopefully next time I post my technical issues will be gone. Although I’m not too hopeful because I don’t know if this is a software or hardware issue
Enjoy your Friday!!
Q: Do you have a long run on your weekend agenda? How far are you going??
Q: We have a ton of snow in our forecast today. What is your weather?
Q: What Olympic event will you be watching?
Skiing for us of course!!