I’ve been slacking a bit on my posts this past week and on boot camp attendance. I didn’t go once this week (*sheepish shrug*). It was cold as in the high teens/20 degree temperatures. Brrr. That didn’t stop others though. Maybe I’m not as cut out for the cold as I thought. I did manage to still squeeze in a few workouts and even tested out my new kettleballs Friday morning. I’m very excited! But do need a few lessons to figure out some moves.
This morning I woke up for an early run. I started a little run/walk group that meets Saturday mornings, but no one else showed. Hey, it was 27 degrees so I don’t blame them. But I didn’t mind and appreciated some “me time” out on the trail. I was bundled up–hat, gloves, neck warmer, warm running pants and some cold weather tops. The sky was gray and overcast but the trails were glistening with the snow that fell from the past two days. There is something incredibly beautiful about running in the snow, in my opinion. I passed some other runners pitter pattering their way along the covered trails. And as I got deeper into the trails, I saw some kids sledding which brought a smile to my face. No cross country skiiers–I actually did see one a few winters ago!
I felt really good, my legs were a little stiff from the kettleball squats I did yesterday, but overall I felt great. The snow is a natural cushion to help with the pounding and knee pains. My breathing was fine and I wanted to go further than I had in a long time. I mapped my run at the end and it appears that I ran about 7.5 miles, which is encouraging considering I have some upcoming 10 mile races! Next thing to do is make a training plan.
Enjoy the photos!