Negative Twenty Plus Degrees Is Cold

I can’t believe that it’s almost Christmas!! The holidays are my favorite time of year, and I am so looking forward to seeing my family tomorrow. But before that, I enjoyed a few nice runs this week. This week, I got the pleasure of sleeping in! Since FW didn’t have school, I was able to get up at 5:30 (yes, that’s sleeping in on weekdays) and get in a few miles later than usual. It was realllly nice and that extra hour or so of sleep made all the difference. That was before the storm came though – the week started out mostly nice, with a few days of slight snowfall that had melted by lunch. But then, the storm came, and my workouts had to adapt … here’s how the week looked:

Sunday: 4.31 miles — I was tempted to run inside, since there was a light dusting of snow on the ground and I feared it would be too slippery. It was a little slippery outside, but I was glad to be outside in daylight, getting in a nice run.


Monday: 5.08 miles and ab workout — . I wanted to test out a non-DR ab workout and I was glad I did! I was sore the next day, but a good kind of sore. I hope I didn’t do more damage than good, but I needed to do something not DR-related. 

Tuesday: 4.6 treadmill miles and ab workout  –  It had snowed the night before, and then iced over a drop, so I decided to just run inside. I started with another ab video before getting on the dreadmill.

Wednesday – 5.01 miles and ab workout – I was happy to get back outside before my first day off with the kids! I got in a little work, and we also went to the Children’s Museum. They had a new bubble exhibit and it was fun!


Thursday – 5.01 miles and ab workout – I got in some miles before the family woke up, and then we got in a few hours of chores/errands before the holidays. We were due for a blizzard that evening/next day so I was happy to get outside before it came.

Friday:  NEGATIVE TEMPS AND BIZZARD! 4.02 miles plus some kid workouts – we did several winter brain breaks and a kids yoga video  The storm had arrived and I was not interested in running outside, so I got in a few treadmill miles. Then, to help with all the energy the kids had, we did a few winter-themed brain break exercise videos and yoga.  Normally we would get outside for a snowy walk or sledding, but it was negative temps. And not just negative, but brutally windy and cold even when the snow stopped.


Saturday:  4.05 miles on the treadmill. It was another blizzard day with temperatures warmed up to 0 degrees (ha!), so again I opted for the treadmill before a busy day of getting ready for Christmas! Lots of packing, cleaning and baking to do!

Total mileage:  32 mi

Questions for you:

  • Anyone have a blizzard near you?
  • Would you run outside with negative twenty degrees with the wind? I saw some people running but there was no way i was able to do so.

 l am linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

8 thoughts on “Negative Twenty Plus Degrees Is Cold

  1. Being outside doing anything at all with -20F really doesn’t seem safe to me! I guess if it’s normal then you’d need to adapt but temporarily during a storm… there are other ways to exercise during such days. But that’s me, the snow-and-cold hater.

  2. It was ridiculously cold this week! I did get outside, everyday, but mostly for walks after the blizzard crap showed up. It seemed much safer walking, than running, on the thick snow-covered streets. But brrr…

  3. We had that same storm and while we didn’t get a ton of snow, it was cold and windy! I finally got outside yesterday for a little run, but I returned home after 2 miles since my legs were tingling!

    Looks like you really enjoyed your week with the kids! Such fun memories you’re making!

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