Here in Halifax, we had a big snowstorm on Wednesday. And so yesterday I donned my toque and mitts and went for my first “winter” run of the season.
I loved it! The cold air, the freshness in the air that freshly fallen snow leaves behind, even the dark clouds. It made me feel all cozy inside.
It’s been about four winters now, that I’ve consistently run outside (as opposed to just hibernating and eating my way through winter) and every year, I love it more. Heat and sunscreen and humidity? No thanks! But some cold air, a damp toque at the end of a run and a hot bath? Yes please!!!
I’ve signed up for the Hypothermic Half and while I’ve been itching for a long-ish run, I didn’t have time this week. I’m planning on getting in some 15-20k runs through December.
(I’ve also been flirting with the idea of another marathon. Which is ridiculous since I am actually too busy to train for PEI or the Marathon by the Sea – even though I kind of want to. What about training but not aiming for a PB? to be honest, I don’t even know if I have that kind of relaxed attitude in me.)
Anyway, what about you? Is it cold and snowy where you are or still crazy mild? How are you keeping yourself on track this winter? Tell me all about it!