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”
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.
Wow, you’re in the thick of things up there. I’ll run outside in the cold, but not in -20°, no thank you!
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…
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!
Everyone had such crazy cold temps this week! Way to get all of your workouts in while navigating the kids and the weather. Happy holidays to you all
We didn’t get the blizzard but it was in the 20s with wind. For us, that’s rough!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday!
Whew, it was, like, too cold to breathe. We couldn’t even get our house to warm up!
Same here – I put the thermostat up — WAY up — and it was still frigid. Not fun! I’m so glad it finally warmed up.