Friday, January 27, 2017
Five Hundred Eighty-Two
January 27, 2016
5.29 Miles in 58:25
Mood: Just cold. So very, very cold.
Soundtrack: Twenty One Pilots "Blurryface"
The thermometer read only 13 degrees, but with the wind chill, the "feels like" temperature showed on my weather app as 3 degrees. Foolishly, I figured that I would run a shorter distance today than I did yesterday, so bundling up like I did yesterday was unnecessary. I still wore warm clothes, just far fewer than the 6 pounds of clothing that I donned on Thursday morning. That was a poor choice.
I was REALLY cold today. Especially during the first three miles, the chill in the air combined with the driving wind (as seen waving the flags above) pierced through me in a most uncomfortable way. The fingers on my left hand got the worst of it, for some reason. By the time I got home, I was in a moderate amount of pain. I had been planning to not go so far today, just get a few miles to make it so that I could get to 100 miles for January on my Sunday run. If I had pushed myself out further and had another twenty minutes in the chill, I would have greatly regretted it. I was never so happy to get home and take a warm shower. I spent like 20 minutes in the shower just thawing. This cold snap can leave town at any moment. (Thankfully, the forecasts make it look like it will. We are expecting very nice temps in the mid 50's this weekend, and I cannot WAIT!)