|Right before sundown, headed out for a run two |
nights before 10/10 challenge.
So, I got determined last week and said, "That's it! I'm not going to mess up next week. I'm still going to do the 10 miles/10 day challenge I had planned on doing." Unfortunately, after looking at the calendar, I realized I was supposed to be on week 7 and was jumping the gun a little. Actually, though, I think it makes better since to move week 7 to after week 9 anyway. So the challenge was on.
|My footprints after a 10-mile out and back run two|
nights before Day 1 of the challenge.
Then Friday comes, and with it comes snow. It was very cold, but I decided to run Friday night anyway. Then I would rest two days before the challenge. As you can see from the picture, nobody but the coyotes, rabbits, squirrels, and myself had been on this. Come Monday morning, the trail was still in the same condition.
Oh yeah! Then Monday morning I wake up and it is -5 degrees outside--the coldest day of the year! What fun. I didn't even bother taking a water bottle since my Gatorade turned into a slushy Friday night...when it was 15 degrees warmer. Instead, I ate snow along the way which is probably not advised, but it kept my mouth moist (I had hydrated pretty good before the run).
I dressed warm, but couldn't keep the moisture from my sweat and my breath from freezing. By the time I was done, I looked like this (my clothes were stiff, my nose hair frozen, icicles on my brows and eyelashes). Yeah! I had a great time...
Day 1 completed! Stay tuned for Day 2.