Friday, January 1, 2010

10 miles for 2010

I ran my 10 miles for 2010 this morning.
When I left the house my little temp thingy said it was about 30 degrees.... this was with the sun beaming right on it. I checked the weather online and it was more like 20 degrees, and 57% humidity and a wind chill of... I am not sure, but OMGosh, it was cold.

I bundled up and headed out the door. I run alone, and today felt VERY lonely. The cold, and wind just really pissed me off today. I don't usually mind to much about running alone, but it seems on the first day of the year, while running 10 to celebrate 2010...... it was lonely. Oh well. I got it done and I was very happy about it. I didn't feel all that great. Heavy, sluggish and slow... not a great combo, especially when you are already miserable in the cold. I finished my run in 1:26 min.. not to bad, but I can usually finish a tad faster. Again... oh well. I jumped in the shower and it was such a strange feeling. I hadn't let my body temp rise to room temp, and so when the hot water hit my freezing cold skin, it just felt... not sure how to explain it.... weird. Then the skin started to itch.
Enough whining... I ran my 10 and I am very happy I did.
Happy New Year to you all and may 2010 bring love and happiness.

16 comments:

Kim said...

CONGRATS on your 10 for 2010! Doug and I stayed snugged in bed today. The temps here were 0ish...and the YMCA is closed so no run for us today so congrats on getting out in the cold and running.

Happy New Year!

trifitmom said...

rock on !!!

Tricia said...

What a great way to bring in the year!

Happy New Year!

RunnerMom said...

That's a great time. Good for you for toughing it out in the COOOOLLLDD. I did appreciate my running friend who ran 9.5 of the 10 with me. Wish we could run, not that I could EVER keep up!

TMB said...

Way to tough it out! Happy New Year!

Oz Runner said...

way to get out there and get the miles in, despite the cold...happy 2010

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Way to ring in the New Year. I wanted to run 10 today...but alas I ran with hubbers for 2.75.. Oh to start a new spreadsheet at zero.. That was TOUGH!!!

shellyrm said...

Great job on the chilly run...I get the itchies too after my cold morning runs. I never wait to warm up. I guess I should learn.

Happy New Year.

Cecily R said...

I really really need to come here more often for inspiration. :)

Marlene said...

I know that itchy skin feeling!

Nice work on the 10!

Teamarcia said...

Great job getting out there! Happy New Year!

Staci Dombroski said...

Look at your rocking 2010 already! Great job on the 10 miler :-)

The Happy Runner said...

Great job on the 10 -- nice way to start the year :-)

onelittletrigirl said...

I run alone too and always feel much more lonely in the cold.

Btw- I did receive your gift and it was so thoughtful!!!!

kristen said...

Some days are better than others. I hope you feel like you accomplished something, even if you didn't get to enjoy it.

Stuart said...

That's a great start to the year! Nice job!

Oh hot itchy showers...been there done that!