So I am unsure if I am breaking any blogging "rules" but I am going to blog 2x in one day!?!
I already feel I need to adjust one of my new years goals. My goal of running a 5K without walking...CHECK! I just did it today, it surprised me and my husband. So lets adjust that goal to a organized 5K run that I have to enter and pay money for. Okay? K!
Anyway, I wanted to also post about running in Iowa and what that means in January!
Okay, it is a balmy 16 degrees outside today. With a wind chill of 5 degrees. We have snow and ice on the ground. Sounds like it might make running outside impossible this time of year. But no, not for us dedicated exercisers.
So this is what one would wear if you are running in these conditions. 2 pairs of pants, tank top, UnderAmour shirt with fleece on the inside, running mittens, neck warmer that can be pulled up over mouth and nose, and running hat. Keeps you at a nice temperature to sweat while running and keep warm. (Oh and this was right after coming in the door from running, not too shabby for just finishing 3.8 miles!)
These are the last necessary item to SAFELY run on ice and snow. YAKTRAX Pro. Those little metal thingy dos dig into the ice and snow and prevent falling and injury!
You can learn more here: www.yaktrax.com
So now the details of the run. It was amazing, it felt great, and I think I have determined I am a "winter runner" I have just been in the gym running for about 3-5 minutes bursts. So it amazes me that my body let me run this run today and really be comfortable with it!
Distance 3.8 miles
Pace 11 min 42 sec per mile
It makes me think back to what I was doing this time last year. I was probably sitting on the couch...probably eating something...no thoughts of running 3.8 miles...NOT ANYMORE! I'm out running in it!