Sadly, there was no Ugly Sweater 5K race this morning. The race director canceled the race because of 30 mph winds. That coupled with temps in the single digits would have been quit chilly.
So what did I do? I ran outside in -9* F. I honestly considered going to the gym, but it is just so much easier to leave from my house. I guess it seems like too much of a hassle to drive to the gym. But I also pay the consequences of my stomach getting so cold by the end that it was painful.
I can only muster up 9 minute miles these days. My legs just don’t move any faster.
Everyone was supposed to bring a dozen cookies to enjoy after the race was over this morning. I made my Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies, and I swear I followed the same recipe, but they turned out pancake-flat whereas last time they were nice a fluffy-looking. I don’t know what happened. But they still tasted delicious.
Oh, look. It warmed up two degrees.
Since I had no other plans for the morning, Craig and I decided to hit up our favorite coffee shop in town. It is always nice to hang out at the coffee shop on a cold weather day—although I never did truly warm up.
This afternoon, I was busy getting a fresh coat of blonde highlights to brighten up my hair and try to combat the gray and darkness of winter. I usually go dark, dark in the winter, but I decided to stay blonde instead.
My plans for tomorrow include: church, yoga, and hanging out with friends—along with finishing laundry and a cardio workout of some sort.
Do you change up your hair color for the different seasons?
For the runners out there: does your pace drop off during the winter months?