Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Running in the cold!

Good Morning, friends!

  I've taken a little break from blogging because my life is a mess right now. I'm not feeling all peppy and chipper and didn't want any negativity coming across here. I want to encourage and inspire people, not bring you down. But this is real life. Life is not always wonderful. Sometimes it's hard. Very hard.
 I'm still in that hard place. I still don't have the answers or know what I'm going to do.
But I know God has a plan for me and I'm trying to hold onto that. 


 I miss blogging. I miss YOU. 
Now let's talk about running!!

Sunday afternoon I was scheduled to run 15 miles. It was 27 degrees, so I couldn't decide if I should run outside or stick to the treadmill. The most I've done on the tm is 18, so you know I love it!
 A lot of things came crashing down on me Sunday, and I knew I had to get out of the house, no matter the temperature. So I went outside for my run. I wore my leggings, shorts on top of that, a short sleeve shirt, jacket on top of that. Gloves, hat and earmuffs! I stayed very warm, didn't get cold at all! 

 I ended up only being able to do 10, but it was wonderful! I really don't know what I would do if I didn't have my running!
My next race is a 5 mile turkey trot Thanksgiving morning! And...it's going to be 19 degrees! I might be regretting that decision already.
8 more days until I leave for Las Vegas to run the Tri States Marathon with Clarinda. I am SO looking forward to that! It'll be nice to get away from the cold and the snow for a few days. 


                                                          Happy Thanksgiving!

What have you guys been up to? Tell me something good!!
Who else is doing a Turkey Trot?

katie

28 comments:

  1. I have all of the winter gear from marathon training last winter, I just need to get out and do it! Thanks for some motivation :)

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  2. Nice to hear from you Katie; know that things will work themselves out in God's time.
    I've been getting my cold/snowy runs in lately too, hard to get motivated sometimes but always enjoyable once you're out there.
    No Turkey Trots here in Canada, our Thanksgiving was in October (Chicago Marathon weekend)

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Mike. The hardest part is definitely getting out the door!

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  3. Sorry to hear that you are having a rough time. Hope everything works out!

    I am running on thanksgiving too. It's also going to be freezing!

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  4. It's sooo good to hear from you! :) I don't mind running in the cold, I just don't like the ice that is sometimes involved!

    GOOD luck with your Turkey Trot and upcoming marathon! I'm jealous that you get to get away from the cold! I wish I was coming with you!

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    1. Thanks darlin! I would NOT like ice, that would be no fun at all. I sure wish you could come with me to Vegas. How fun would that be!!

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear you are still having a rough time. Know that you are in my prayers, and that I don't expect you to be chipper all the time - we all have moments in our lives like that, and I think that's when we need the love and encouragement of our friends most of all!

    Great job on the 10 miles in the cold! I've got a 5K in the morning and I don't think it will be above 20 degrees. That's definitely the coldest weather I've ever run in, so I tried out my layering strategy this morning with 3 miles in 27 degrees (with a wind chill of 15). It was better than I hoped for, so I know I can get through the race tomorrow.

    Good luck on your 5 miler, and have a great time in Vegas!

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    1. Thank you, Jen. You are such a sweet friend.
      I hope your race went well and you stayed fairly warm!!

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  6. Never commented before! But just wanted to say you're my inspiration! Hope things look up to you soon!

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    1. Thank you Sheetal. That is so sweet of you to say. Glad you commented!

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  7. I have all my winter running gear out now. I've been running in low 20s to low 30s this week. They've closed up the bathrooms in the parks here this week, which isn't usually an issue but sometimes (like yesterday!) it's needed!
    10K Turkey Trot tomorrow morning. I'm volunteering before and after running it!

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    1. That seems strange that they lock up the bathrooms. For the winter?? Hope your turkey trot went well. That's awesome that you're volunteering too!!

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  8. Well, I am not sure what is good that I can tell you, but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully you get back to "that place" soon.

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  9. you need to train me! seriously I wish i was better at running but sadly i'm not.
    you're a darling runner though + your attire and all!

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    1. Lol! You can get better girl! Believe me, I started out as a horrible runner! But keep at it, and you'll keep getting better. I promise. Thanks Jennie!

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  10. Super cold in MD too! Running a trot in the morning. I have all my cold gear ready to go. The wind outside sounds crazy! Ugh its gonna be cold!!! Have a good run and Happy Thanksgiving!!

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    1. Hope your race went well, Teresa! Running in the cold is bad enough, but with a wind- that would be awful. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Nice to hear from you again Katie! Been thinking about you. Hope you are doing ok. Enjoy your Thanksgiving day run and all the other exciting ones you have coming up. Take care!

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  12. I'm counting down the days, Katie!! Happy Thanksgiving to you. :) Whatever you're going through, you'll figure it out. Just take your time.

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    1. I can't wait! And I'll try not to dump it all on you. ;)

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  13. Sorry to hear things aren't going well. Sometimes you just need to vent and get it out. We're all here for you! Great job going out in the cold. I live in FL and I don't do well with running in the cold.

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    1. Thank you Ashley! I would LOVE to live in FL. Maybe someday!

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