-30 degrees….Am I crazy?

For the past two days I have run at record low temperatures. Prior to this, the coldest I had ever gone for a run was -23. Yesterday I ran to the gym and it was -26 degrees Celsius with the wind chill putting it in the low minus 30’s. This morning I ran to the pool for my aqua aerobics class and it was -30 degrees without the windchill….I don’t know how cold it was with the wind chill factored in.  It has been so cold all week that I haven’t been able to take the dogs with me and Wally is very unhappy at being left at home.  When I put on my workout clothes he paces at the front door in anticipation of our adventure to come.   I feel so guilty when he looks at me with those big, sad, brown eyes when realizes that he isn’t going with me.
I had on 3 layers of pants, on my upper body I had on 5 layers if you count my bathing suit, two layers of mitts and I had a head band, balaclava and hood to keep my face/head warm. The only parts exposed were my eyes and the bridge of my nose. Don met me at the pool with a x-large hot Timmies to warm me up. He took this picture of me all covered in frost. Even my gloves had a layer of frost on them.
The good news is that it’s only 9am and I’ve had two workouts, watched a beautiful sunrise and I have the whole day ahead of me.

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One response to “-30 degrees….Am I crazy?

  1. Sue

    stupid cold here too…OMG you are ambitious!!! I hate to even go outside to get into my car……Kudos to you girl!!!

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