Wow, 2 posts in a month? Don’t fall out of your chair in shock like I nearly did.
Here’s the long and short of it: it got cold, quite cold actually, but now it’s warmed up a bit.
Here’s more detail, one run was in -23C, one was in -27C, and one was in a balmy -19C. That’s -9F, -16F, and -2F if you don’t have access to a universal temperature translator.
On our -19C run, we had a house guest. Kobi’s friend Zola, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, came over for a sleep-over and of course we all had to go for a run. Fortunately for Zola it was only -19C as she has less hair than I do and gets pretty cold. She has a snazzy Ruffwear jacket to keep her warm and stylish.
We ended up exploring several snowmobile trails behind where I live. The girls probably ran closer to 16km where I only ran 11km. They’re much faster than me and had to come back several times to make sure I was still tagging along. It’s hard running on packed snow trails in case you’re wondering. Imagine running on a few inches of dry sand on top of wet sand, but you’re wearing several layers of clothing and dealing with a bitter wind biting into your face the entire time. Okay, so that’s not like running in sand, but you kind of get what I’m getting at? Maybe?
I also think the cold has caused a vitamin deficiency that can only be replenished through the mass consumption of chocolate because I’ve been eating chocolate the way a sailor with scurvy would attack a box of oranges. It’s been out of control. Sadly there is a lot of chocolate in my house so I’m still working on topping up whatever cold weather induced deficiency I have.
Hope you’re all staying warm and looking stylish like Zola.
Now it’s your turn…What’s the coldest temperature you have/would run in? Sand or snow? Favourite chocolate (mine is currently Lindt salted caramel)? Sunrise or sunsets? Mutts or purebreds?