February: 10K never hurt so good...
Saturday, February 09, 2013
This month started out cold like last month, but I was determined not to have any excuses when I evaluated myself at month's end. Sticky to my agenda, I ventured off for a 10K run in -29 temps.
I was confident in the winter running gear I have, and even put on an extra layer of shirts.
Still with the wind blowing the way it was, it was enough to get up under my outer layer.
When I was on the way back, I could feel my stomach and chest starting to sting. I stopped once and made sure I was all tucked in shirtswise underneath, and I was so I hurried for home.
Once I got back home and took of my clothes I could see my stomach and up to my chest was aweful red, kinda like a bad sunburn. I got in the hottub right away and got my temperature regulated.
It turns out, I have what they call Frostnip or Frostburn. Not quite as bad as it could have been, so lucky there I am.
The nurse I spoke with told me I'd have to watch that area now in the future because it will be extra sensitive. Other than that, I'll be ok.
There is a fine line between determination and stupidity and this instance I may have crossed that line.
Be determined, but be smart about it. You can move forward if you are injured.
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