I was supposed to go running this morning with the girls but Brooke had a rough night and 3.5 hours of sleep was just not going to cut it. I opted for more sleep and to go a little bit later in the day when my mom could watch The Brookers.
As I was running I kept thinking that my lungs were going to absolutely, positively freeze and possibly explode from breathing in all of the cold air (it was 20 degrees). I started thinking there must be something wrong with me but then remembered this happens EVERY. SINGLE. WINTER. It takes time for our bodies to adjust to new elevations/temperatures/humidity/dryness/etc. It doesn’t matter how many winters I have ran through in the past, at the beginning of every winter it just takes me a few weeks for my body to get used to running in the cold temps.
I tried to take an artistic picture with the mountains in the background. But like usual when you visit my blog… you get to see a picture where you ask yourself, ‘I wonder what she was trying to show us in this picture and why she is posting it?!’
PS Your lungs aren’t going to be damaged from running in the cold:
I am still not wearing a garmin (try it out sometime, it is pretty nice) and just wanted to go out for an hour. I planned a new route in my head and started my stopwatch and put it in my jacket pocket.
When I got home and pulled my phone out I was pretty much right on! I’m pretty impressed by my planning;)
My Run Happy Equilibrium Base LS (I used mine all winter long last year) kept my body beyond warm (if only they could make a shirt that makes my lungs warm too). I don’t understand how this shirt with a million holes keeps me so warm but it does and I’m just not going to ask any questions.
One of the best things (in my opinion) that can happen on a random Wednesday = your crockpot is full of goodness making your whole house smell delicious and the second you are hungry for dinner you just get to dig in.
Gotta love a big ol’ block of cream cheese hanging out on top:) Making my favorite chili… I have changed it a tiny bit so I will post the full recipe in the next post.
I have decided to branch out from my Salted Caramel Gu and to try some new flavors. I have a feeling I am going to love the peanut butter ones.
And if you are looking for me… This is what I will be doing the rest of the day. Gosh, this is a bad virus and she needs to get feeling better asap!
How are you adjusting to the colder temps while running?
What’s for dinner at your house tonight?
Anyone love any of the Gu flavors above that I am going to try out?
Where are you reading from right now?
-I’m writing this at my desk… aka my kitchen table that I call my desk sometimes so I can feel cool.