Born and raised in Iowa, I am accustomed to cold (and windy) winters. I get it. I've "been there, done that" more times than I care to admit. But December 2016 has been downright brutal.
Monday was probably the most mild in terms of cold and wind. I had a little extra time for my lunch break, so I did my streak run in the sunshine. And, let me add that the sunshine was blindingly bright.
|Can you tell I'm squinting profusely behind my shades?|
|Yes, you can over-dress in the cold temps!|
|Brrrrr...but not bad|
|Bring it, Momma N....|
|Another run with multiple layers and accessories|
It took a bit of maneuvering and rearranging (and a very quick dusting-off), but I got the treadmill fired up and ready for action. I am not a treadmill-lover anyways, and I was especially cautious about running on it given my current state....my hip/groin is still a bit wonky (since my marathon) and my gait is usually compromised when I "run" on the 'mill due to my long stride. I set the speed at 5.5 for the first half mile, and that felt too easy...so I kept increasing the speed in half-mile increments, ending at 6.7 (for a total of three miles). Wow! That was a "distance PR" (kind of an oxymoron considering the treadmill really doesn't go any distance LOL) since Route 66.
|A bit of a truce with the treadmill....|
My #FridayFashion post reflected a holiday theme. Red is (and has always been a favorite color) and I love my red Christmas tree in the family room.
|Knitters can crochet, too...|
How was your week? Cold? Running inside or outside? Favorite color for decorating?
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