Just how cold was it? 1

A couple of weeks ago we did another trail run.It was cold. Very cold.  -10 to -20 wind chill cold.

But we had signed up for another trail run and there would be no cancelling the event.   So 2 of us still went.   I enjoy being part of the group that does these events and all the crazy people that were out there too.  I think it’s great.

Trying to stay warm before it starts.Trying to stay warm.

From the Race Director:

“My faith in peoples determination was reinforced after watching folks run from 5 to 15 to 31 miles in those crappy conditions.”

However, my run that day was not so great.  I’m not sure if it was the eggs I ate pre-run or if I overheated with too many layers.  I don’t like being cold.  Either way, my stomach wasn’t feeling it and I felt like I had lead legs.  I walked a fair amount.  It was one of my worst runs.

My friend had signed up for 15 and was determined to do it!  Big shout out to her for doing it even though she had to walk a lot due to some knee and hip pain.  She is tough!

I was pretty bummed out afterwards and it really messed with my head for awhile.  I love all of the activities and events lately and am super excited to do more Adventure Races, Tri’s and Trail runs…but sometimes that voice comes back with all of the doubt. Who do I think I am to do this or that?  You can’t do that…or won’t do that.  You’re slow, why do you think you can do more.   I have struggled with belief in myself a lot in the PAST and have never been an athlete and sometimes those thoughts like to come visit.  But the important part, is that they just visit and then they have to leave.

I can and I will train and do these events.  I will get stronger.   I am not who I used to be.  I like to wear my Nike Women’s Half Marathon necklace as a reminder that I can do things that I never thought I could or would.

What’s the coldest temps you’ve ran in? 

How do you kick your self-doubt to the curb?

One comment on “Just how cold was it?

  1. Reply Ashley @ Snow Cream and Syrup Mar 15, 2014 1:28 am

    I have run in single digits, but I have no idea with the windchill what it would have felt like. I don’t mind running in the cold, actually – it’s the hot that I can’t handle well. I enjoy the cold. Then again, I”m not training for a marathon right now so I am not out there for 20 miles at a time. ;)
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