I think I spent about 2 months saying I couldn’t wait for fall, and already it is starting to feel like winter. I am just not ready for cold weather running yet. Especially in the dark. This week the cold temps seemed to arrive unexpectedly. I skipped an outdoor 5 am run in 26 degrees for the treadmill, and was perfectly fine with my decision. Eventually I will be ready for that, but not quite yet.
Weekly Run Down
Tuesday: Strength Training
Wednesday: 3.1 miles
Thursday: 3.1 miles
Friday: Strength Training
Saturday: 6 treadmill miles
Sunday: 7 stroller miles
On Sunday I took Grayson out for a run and he fell asleep in the stroller. I knew he would wake up when we got home so I ran more than the 3-4 I had planned. He woke up right before I hit 7 miles. We got him this warm coat/snowsuit thing and I think he was so comfy in it that he couldn’t resist falling asleep!
I did pretty well keeping up with my prehab work. I’ve been trying to add in a few minutes of foam rolling and core work before I run. It’s less likely to happen if I save it until later. In general I have been running less which has given me more time for other things. I do try my best to make sure I have a few minutes to stretch after my run. It’s happening more often now than it was a few weeks ago.
Unfortunately I think that the cold weather is going to interfere with stroller runs. I haven’t quite figured out what temperature is too cold for taking him out. I got a plastic cover that is supposed to block the wind and rain, but when I tried to put it on the other day just to test it out he kept kicking it and it wouldn’t stay on. I’ll need to play around with it some more. We have warm enough clothes but I’m mostly worried about his face if it’s cold and windy.
It feels like November arrived and all of a sudden it’s the holiday season. I got a red cup at Starbucks and we saw Santa on Saturday. It feels way too early for all of that!
As much as I am not ready for cold weather running, I am actually ok in general with winter being around the corner. I am excited to wear sweaters and boots and put on the fireplace. It probably helps that I am home more this year due to my part time schedule so I look forward to some extra days in sweatpants. It will also be fun to celebrate Grayson’s birthday in a few weeks and then have his first “real” Christmas. (I’m not sure how much it counts when he was 10 days old- I think the holidays last year were just a big blur!)
I have a feeling that things are going to be moving really fast now and before we know it we will be saying goodbye to 2019. Then again, this whole year has gone fast.
Are you ready for cold weather running?
How do you feel about winter/the holidays arriving a little early this year?