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Here's to the Winter Warriors

Monday, February 18, 2013

I remember there was a Spark article about winter workout and winter blues. I couldn't really relate to it because we don't have snow or really cold weather here.
Well on Sunday, I do my long run, but this Sunday, when I woke up at 4 a.m. it was cold. I could hear the wind blowing. I went to the bathroom and then decided I am going back into my bed and snuggle up. It was 60F. That's cold for us here. So, in bed I remembered the article and said wow if I had to train outside in the snow, I can see that as a deterrent. I visualized myself in a tam and gloves and winter jacket lifting my legs to run through the snow. But how do you keep your toes warm? Only so much can go into a tennis shoe.

I did go out to exercise but it was 5p.m. I had on long pants and a long sleeve shirt. I did my run, stretched and jumped in the car. It was still cold. The beach that I passed was desolate, so was the park and so was the route.

So I raise my glass to winter warriors.
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    In return, I raise a glass to those who can run in the heat without a moment of second thoughts. Today my run was in 25 degree temps with wind, and I would take that any day over 70 and humid. Guess we're all warriors in one element or another!
    1946 days ago
    I am on cental west coast of Fl and it got into low 40's for us but freezing north of us. That is very cold for us as we are spoiled as we rarely get that cold. Good for u on getting out there anyway. emoticon
    1946 days ago
    We are not cold here in FL either but today is the coldest day we've had all year. My termometer reads 26 degrees and the whole yard is frosted over. My workout partner and I have put 9 am as our walk time, it's usually 7. I hope the sun has warmed things up by then.
    1946 days ago
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