We woke up yesterday morning and it was 28 degrees in Dallas. Brrrr!! Just a week and a half ago we were both getting in a run separately in what seemed like spring time weather – 70ish degrees. Texas you are so fickle with your weather! Then last night there were snow flurries in different parts of the metroplex – snow flurries!
Ever since we spent four plus hours out in the cold and rain running our first ever marathon neither one of us has been super excited about going out and running in the cold. Have you noticed a lot of treadmill runs out of us lately? Of course we did go run the New Year’s Double races in colder temperatures, but it was racing that got us out of bed for that one. Getting out of bed and running by ourselves in the cold – no way, Jose!
Back to yesterday morning – We were lucky to be able to have breakfast with our friend Rebekah who tagged along with her husband on his work weekend. So we got to spend time with Rebekah and baby Eliza again!
At breakfast we both said “I am NOT running outside today. TOO COLD.” And then basically discussed how we would work our time in on the dreadmill. Yuck! We left there intending to do treadmill runs. I am pretty sure we both got home and said – “Seriously?? Buck up!” Apparently we both decided to brave the cold at the same time and both reached for our phones to text the other –
B: I think I might brave the cold for hills and then run later tonight at the gym.
T: Haha, I literally picked up the phone to tell you the same! I’m going to try and get 8? Hope I don’t freeze
Teal headed out for her 8 mile run dressed for snow!
She continues to have serious issues with being cold. For Christmas her mom had bought her Under Armour water proof gloves which very much remind her of the infamous OJ Simpson gloves, but who cares? They are super thick! Slapped those on, found her ear covers and had two shirt layers on as well as a jacket. Mind you it’s now about 40 degrees outside but whatever!
Thank god we don’t live anywhere further north. Teal’s 8 miles went very well. Ran a pretty hilly course at a fairly slow pace and felt great. Her foot, in case you were curious is doing much better! It still reminds her that it is hurt in runs but is making great progress. Along with the foot Teal thinks that her post-marathon cold trauma is fading! Well maybe…
Here is a picture of the course Teal ran –
Beth had not done her hill workout for the week or her long run so she decided Sunday would be a double run day. Seeing as it was in the low 40’s that meant she should dress like it was in the low 60’s, so she figured it would be a good time to take her new lululemon shorts for a spin to test them out for the Princess Half. And for good measure threw on a hat to keep warm!
As of late when Beth does hills she tries to get a little mileage in, the hills, and then some additional mileage and that’s exactly how today went. A little over a mile out, ran the hill 10 times, and not quite 2.5 miles to finish it up for a 5.17 mile run.
We did it! We ran outside again and might not be so terrified of the low temperatures anymore! Call us wimps all you like….but we live in Texas and have for pretty much forever! We don’t know truly cold weather.