Tag Archives: winter

April 17, 2011 @ 7:08 am

This is  view out my front door this morning. No joke!

Last Sunday we reached 81 degrees and had storms that produced hail, knocked over trees, caused no electricity and had 90 mph winds.

This morning I woke up to 3 inches of fresh snow, more falling, 27 degrees and 27 mph winds.

Good thing I’m headed South for Easter!

Good Bye Spring!

Earlier this week, it was in the 40s!!! In Michigan 40 degrees in February is like spring break! I even did a 5 mile hill run in crop pants!!! Seriously, windows were open,  winter coats (and hats, gloves, scarves and boots) were traded for a heavy sweatshirt or sweater. This lasted for approximately 1.75 days.

Yesterday it was windy as ever! I laid on the couch for an hour or so, thinking of putting off my 8 mile run until today, when it was less windy. But the promise of snow/slush free roads was enough to get me out there despite the 20+ mph winds.

I completed the 8.55 run in 1:24:14 (9:51 pace!!!!!!!) despite the wind and a bloody nose mid-run.

Tonight the snow has returned with a nice heavy, wet blanket of 6+ inches so far. Looks like I’m putting the yak trax back on…at least for now!

Too Cold!

You’ll rarely find me complaining about the weather. I live in Michigan. It will be -19 at times and other times 98. Sure I’m happiest when it is somewhere in the middle, but who isn’t?

I wanted to run 6 miles yesterday, to get my legs used to a little longer distance before I start training for the 5/3 Riverbank Run 25k. I waited until it warmed up to a toasty 5 degrees (started out at -19, so it was a 24 degree warm up) and it was sunny with no wind. I made it 2.35 miles before calling it quits. No matter how fast or slow I ran, my legs ached. Right behind the knees felt the worst and I’ve run through pain before only to wind up with a torn cartilage in my knee weeks before a half-marathon.

Instead I rested proud in the fact that I voluntarily was outside (and enjoying the cold) on a day most people were complaining about.

Out for a run last winter!

What is the coldest you’ve ever ran in?

Last year I did 6 miles in a -6 windchill!!