1. I had a great run today although it was a little cold when I started out. When I left the house it was a very chilly 27 degrees outside, but it was sunny and supposed to warm up. I had to resist the urge to overdress and only wear a long sleeve shirt and light jacket, I really wanted to put on one more layer but I knew once I got about a mile down the road I would regret it. As it was I got a mile down the road and took off the jacket I had on. It was perfect. It was about 42 degrees when I got home. I did 8.5 miles with a negative split. I am really working on running with negative splits. This one was pretty easy since the way out was mostly uphill and the way back mostly down, but I did push pretty hard the last three miles. The picture is not me, but was a good reminder that I need to dig out my orange to run in since it is hunting season! There was also not this much snow this morning, but there was snow!
2. I have officially been a BodyRocker for one year. I meant to do the first workout I ever did on BodyRock today to see how my scores compared, but I forgot until after I had already did the 250 rep workout and was pooped out after doing that and the run today. So I will hopefully get to it tomorrow after work. I really want to see how much I improved my scores. I heart BodyRock! Like you didn't know because I talk about it all the time. They had their first non Zuzanna host on yesterday. She did alright but seemed to lack Zuzanna's energy. It seemed like they really cut short how much they showed of her and then cut to Zuzanna showing how to do the exercises. All the same great job to Jess, she had really big shoes to fill and I would have been terrified. Although I think it would be fun to get to do.
3. okay this sort of goes with number one but I am in a hurry so it gets to be number three! I forgot my phone and my camera and my ipod on my run today and I was at my Grandmas house. She was watching the kids. I didn't want to drive the four or so miles back home and get them so I ran with just my Garmin. The first mile I really missed my iPod but after that I didn't at all. It was kind of nice to just be alone with my thoughts and the cows. I had to dodge what seemed like hundreds of cow pies today and didn't trip on a frozen one even once! I was really proud of myself for that :) I was sad about the camera because the frost was really thick on the grass this morning and it looked so pretty!
What is your favorite thing about running in the winter? Do you ever forget your ipod and then be glad you did?
Favorite thing about running in winter - NOTHING!!! Ugh....I'm so not ready for this weather.....so not ready!!ReplyDelete
I love winter running. I hate being hot, so I'd much rather have to don hats and gloves and be chilly at the start.ReplyDelete
I never run with an ipod though. Part of that is I like to just zone out. Part of it is being an urban runner where I really need to be able to hear everything around me.
Winter runs without the ipod I admit are beautiful. The sound of the snow etc.. love it.ReplyDelete
Snow??? Yikes! We haven't seen any snow here yet, but I am sure that it is coming soon...ReplyDelete
The frost and snow looks so pretty! Funny the things runners in other places have to think about - like wearing orange so you aren't mistaken for dinner!ReplyDelete
I run with my ipod for the gps/pacing whatever, but it fits pretty snuggly in my pouch, so I've never taken it out on a run to do anything with. Also, I'm not graceful or coordinated by nature, so it just seems that has 'bad idea' written over it for me. But who knows, maybe when I've been running longer it would be nice to have as a distraction
Sometimes running in the winter is so peaceful cause fewer people are out and about. I love the days when I'm running in an open space area and don't see anyone other than me :)ReplyDelete
I don't really enjoy running in the winter. Fall, yes, but winter means that 99% of my runs are in the dark on scary back roads where people drive like maniacs and there are no lights. That or the treadmill. Bummer.ReplyDelete
I really love running in winter (as long as it isn't snowing). I would rather start out a little cold than be too hot. Running is the only time I enjoy the cold.ReplyDelete
Ok I just might need to finally try this Body Rock! I usually try to switch up my workouts to beat the winter doldrums.ReplyDelete
Keeping this in mind for sure!
I am a sucker for winter running but its hard to find the time. I forgot my ipod one day and it really made me look at what was around and focus, I kind of liked it but havent done it since!ReplyDelete
My favorite thing about running in winter is just feeling like a badass for being out there!ReplyDelete
Awesome run Christy! I absolutely love running without music. So peaceful. I really don't mind running the winter once I get going but getting going is SO HARD!ReplyDelete
I haven't run in the snow in years, but this will be my first real winter in a while so I'll give it a try. I just love how beautiful it looks when it's all white on the ground.ReplyDelete
Winter running freaks me out - I am not a cold fan. Thankfully it never gets THAT cold in SoCal. Brrrr.ReplyDelete
That frost is really pretty!
Great run, I am not a fan of winter running but I am thankful it doesn't get top cold here so I can run. This will be first year trying to embrace the outside elements more. :)ReplyDelete
Great run! I always run with music, but had to do a 14 miler this summer with no music when my battery died. I thought it would be awful, but it wasn't so bad!ReplyDelete
I miss wintersReplyDelete
I am not a fan of California weather ..too hot too long
the winters here are good though like fall weather so those are my favorites mos.
I forgot my Ipod today! for HILLS so that was a bit hard for me but works the mental aspect of running!!
I left my iPod at home one day for an 8 miler and loved the run - so I have actually been running without it for 2 months now!ReplyDelete
I didn't run with my iPod today either, and it was also VERY cold here (sub-20!). I really like running in the winter as long as people clear their sidewalks like they are supposed to and the cars don't hit me. You watch for hunters, I watch for commuters. Sigh. :^)ReplyDelete
Stay out of the cow pies!ReplyDelete
I don't run with an ipod either.
My fav thing about running in the winter is being able to go out and run any time of the day because the temps are cooler :)ReplyDelete
And fog. I like to run in fog :)
great job on your run! i definitely love the cooler temps of winter and also how everything slows down and seems more peaceful :)ReplyDelete
I don't need to run /w my ipod at all! but I do just b/c most people do. sometimes I like to hear songs but for the most part I prefer just taking in the sights and sounds while I run. If I lived where you do (cowpies and all) I'd probably never take my ipod! lolReplyDelete
I don't mind the snow, just the blowing wind and ice. I don't dig ice, but the frost is beautiful!ReplyDelete
My iPod died the other day on my run, it turned out to be delightful!
Deer hunting starts here this weekend, my orange is ready to go!!
I love winter running- until about January :) I usually go on the treaddy until March and then start up again outside. I'm a wimp! :)ReplyDelete
I LOVEEEEE Body Rock! I actually applied to be a Body Rock host! Hahahaha. The workouts I post every week are similar in nature- quick, not a ton of space needed, and hardcore!!! Hopefully you use some ideas, too- I agree about the lack of Jess time. But Zuzana is a dream!
This will be my second winter running season. I like that the lakefront is free of cyclists. :)ReplyDelete
I left my iPod at home for the Chicago marathon and was initially sad, but then was happy I didn't because the crowd support was crazy intense :)
OMG! can't believe it's already that frosty and cold for you! it's still getting into the 60s on most days here in TN. i am not ready for cold like that!ReplyDelete
Winter running is a challenge indeed, especially at first when we aren't acclimated yet and tend to overdress or shiver to death. As soon as we get it all figured out, then it's spring!ReplyDelete
The picture with the frost is really pretty!
I love winter running! The cold takes some getting used to, but I love the chilly air :). I forgot my iPod once on a run and it really wasn't so bad. I hardly noticed that I didn't have it. I HAVE to have music/TV if I'm on a treadmill, though.ReplyDelete
There were more than a couple of times this past summer when my ipod froze, and those runs ended up being some of the best :)ReplyDelete