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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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    Wow! Don't think we have seen anything colder than 11 degrees here in Northern Ohio!

    Keep up the determination!!

    1827 days ago
    Great job on that 9K! Each day it is hurting less, so alls good. Happy running! emoticon
    1861 days ago
    Wow I ran 9km today. It is cold and there is snow, but I did not now you could have Frostburn! Feel better soon!
    1863 days ago
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