Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wind? Cold? Snow? Yes to all 3! I'm in Trouble!

Looking out the hotel window at SNOW on the beach!


I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW COLD IT IS HERE!

I CAN NOT BELIEVE I AM RUNNING A HALF TOMORROW IN THESE TEMPS!

I need some reminders of all those days I ran outside in God only knows what temperatures this winter.  I never let the temp keep me inside on the weekend.  I can do it, right?  But right now I am questioning my sanity.

It is so cold and windy and miserable.  Tomorrow I will be running not 3, not 4, not 5 but 13.1 miles in this!  And that is after standing around waiting for the race to start! Easily the worst part.

I need to get rid of these negative feelings!  I need to change my attitude.  I am spending lots of money to do this!

I know I can do it but I'd like to have some fun while doing it!

By tomorrow morning I will be ready!







This pic doesn't begin to convey how cold I am!

19 comments:

Kate said...

Maybe this is why you've had all the cold and snow to run in. It's nothing new. You can do it. And you know you'll warm up once you're moving. And it'll be a good story once you're through it...there have been so many times in the past year I've stuck with something just because of that thought! :)

If it wasn't for your coat, I'd think that was a beautiful white sand beach. If only, huh?

Good luck!

trifitmom said...

you can do it !!! you will warm up before you know it !!!

Marlene said...

Definitely not nice conditions for racing this weekend, but I know you'll take it on like a trooper! Good luck!!!!!!!

Tanya Patrice said...

ood luck - I'm SURE you're going to rock the race.

Ewa said...

Think warm, think warm, think warm - well at least they say autosuggestion works.
Good luck tomorrow. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Will that help?

Paul said...

Cold is better than too hot! You know you'll be fine after the start and 10 minutes of running!

Have a GREAT RACE and make sure to suck up the entire experience!

Char said...

You're tough! You can do it!

Liz said...

Urgh! Remember that a few months ago you couldn't run at all. Imagine how you would feel if you were injured and couldn't run. You have come so far - you WILL enjoy it! Wrap up warm and good luck!

Giorgio said...

Have a nice Sunday although it is cold weather :) You'll do a great warm up before the race and will enjoy it.
Good Luck on your half! I look forward to reading your race report!

Jennifer said...

Do great today... you'll have to run fast in order to stay warm!

misszippy said...

You've got it--you're tougher than the weather! Can't wait to hear about it.

Michael said...

OK, that doesn't look like a lot of fun, but you will still be GREAT. Good Luck!

Jamoosh said...

You are going to kick butt - don't forget the ski poles!

Anne said...

You're a pro at cold and wind and snow...you've got this!! Good luck and I can't wait to read the recap :)

Julie said...

Nothing like snow on the beach - CRAZY!!

Have a wonderful race!!!!

Darlene said...

It was really cold here yesterday - and crazy high winds. Hope today is better for you. Remember you like(d) the cold. The scenery will be beautiful and I predict you will have a great race (run).

Christi said...

I hope you have a great race! Just remember layers!

Chris K said...

When you say it's cold, then it must be REALLY cold. Yikes.

Dash said...

Sorry I am just reading this today, I hope your race went well and that you ran so fast you were warm the entire time!!!! :)