Wednesday, December 14, 2011
WIWW FAIL. It was really cold last Saturday: 9F with a windchill that brought the temp down to -1. I had on tights, wool socks, a long sleeved shirt, a fleece jacket, a neck muffler, a hat, and heavy gloves. I thought I was dressed warmly enough, but I got out to the stop sign about 1/4 a mile from our apartment and decided to bag my run. I wasn't really under dressed- I probably could have used another layer on top and some Hot Hands and Toasti Toes, but the truth is- for me at least- running when it gets much below 10 degrees is not a lot of fun no matter how you dress. Any exposed flesh hurts and breathing burns a little. I probably could have kept going- I was only planning to go out for about 30 minutes- and I've run in temperatures that cold plenty of times before, but I just didn't care that much. I went back and enjoyed a warm 90 min yoga class instead.