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In my gym bag right now:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1. Pair of Asics Gel Nimbus 14's (the hot pink ones, not the ones that look like the Easter Bunny had an episode of severe gastrointestinal distress on your feet -- Though I might buy those as my second pair)

2. Thick running socks
3. Fleecy tights
4. The comfy sports bra
5. A HRM chest strap
6. A long sleeved tech shirt
7. An old lululemon hoodie
8. My normal running jacket, which will barely close over the extra padding
9. Cheap $1.99 stretch gloves
10. Big ass mitts
11. A fleece neck/face warmer
12. A Garmin sport watch that hopefully won't freeze
13. A headband/ear warmer
14. A toque with pompoms

At my desk:

1. Four gel hand warmers
2. A space heater
3. Another warm hoodie to change into, post run

On my Phone:

1. A -24 (-11F), -32 windchill temperature reading that's not getting any better
2. Zombies
3. An email from my running instructor with phrases like "a nice, easy 6k" and "bundle up" and "See you tomorrow!"

At home (hopefully):

1. A tea kettle
2. A tea pot
3. A husband who will be paying attention to badly typed text messages begging him to get the first two items ready.
4. Hot dinner
5. Toasty blanket
6. Purring cat
7. Weights (sigh, it's weight night too)

I've wimped out on the last two cold snaps here, but I'm not going to wimp out on this one. It's just a nice, quick loop: To the peace bridge, over, to Crowchild, over, back to work, defrost, run home. 6k, steady pace.

This way, when I hit kilometer 34 in my race and I want to go five months back in time and slap myself before I click 'submit', I can take comfort from the fact that at least it's not -30.

(It had better not be -30 in May).
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    You are one tough cookie! (I bail or move it indoors in single digit temps, or when the wind speeds are double-digits.)

    Love the Easter Asics - I don't know if they're a good fit for my feet, but wow they look fun!

    Have a great run, knowing you're some kind of superhero!

    1934 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/31/2013 10:46:01 AM
  • JLITT62
    You would find me on the treadmill on a night like that!
    1935 days ago
  • KOSMOS11
    OMG! is it even safe? A cold like this gets you to the bone. You have to run in UGG boots or something like that to stay warm... LOL
    I am not a stranger to temperatures like that: spent my first 20 years in Moscow, so we would have school cancellations at -30 C. And for a reason: the frost just burns you. And running, wind and stuff... I don't know. I love you blog and am always impressed. But just had to leave a comment once you mentioned the weather: just way to extreme!!! Please be safe
    1936 days ago
    Calgary, -11° F = -24°C, and a 6 K run. I'll have to remember the next time someone tells me I run in the cold to point them at this blog. I don't know if I could run at that temperature; I'm pretty sure I don't own adequate running clothing for it.

    Fortunately, it doesn't get that cold where I am.
    1936 days ago
    wow! Dedication! Great job. The hot tea and blanket will be nice to come home to. Laughed at #3 about the husband.

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    1936 days ago
    I have visions of the little brother Randy from A Christmas Story when he cries to his Momma that he can't put his arms down after she bundles him up.

    Not only will your arms be down, you'll be running! Color me impressed.
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    1936 days ago
    I can't imagine doing anything in those temps either. We have the other end of the spectrum normally.
    Still - you have to live in the location you are residing, so get out there!

    1936 days ago
    I can't ever imagine having the determination you have. I'm a baby and will be sitting inside on my butt lol ( I did do zumba today so it won't be ALL day on my butt XD)
    1936 days ago
    1936 days ago
    What kind of cold weather is going on up there? Living in Florida, aaaaalll the way down here, I think we forget what cold truly is. I admire you for sucking it up regardless of the cold! emoticon
    1936 days ago
    OMG!! I laughed so hard--"not the ones that look like the Easter Bunny had an episode of severe gastrointestinal distress on your feet"--How funny!!
    1936 days ago
    You are brave woman! It's 3 degrees here and the treadmill will be used tonight. I'm just a wuss lol.
    1936 days ago
    Get out there!! I can't be the only crazed runner on the pathways tonight.
    Ps: at home #3 nearly made me spurt soup all over my phone.
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