And I really mean it. I have realized over the past few weeks just how difficult I find it to run while I have a cold. I can feel every painful breath!
And I really dislike cold. I mean, I don’t do winter. What’s up with all that snow and ice and frozen temperatures thing anyway, God? Yeah, so I completely live in the wrong city to feel this way. Ottawa is the second coldest capital city in the world! And I am apparently a slow learner! I mean, why did I ever move here? Why didn’t I clue in when I got frostbite on both ears the first winter I lived here? Something should have tipped me off!
I’ve been wracking my brain for weeks trying to figure out how best to keep running over the colder months. I started wearing mittens weeks ago when I go out. I haven’t been out as much as I’d like (thanks to all the colds our family has been experiencing) but fall/winter means it’s dark out and very cold by the time my runners can hit the sidewalk.
I’ve contemplated the feasibility of running in my basement — I mean I would only have to do, like 5 or 6 hundred laps, right? Well, to get the first kilometer in anyway… What’s a girl to do when the cold weather hits???
I’m still working on this one. But hoping to keep getting out there while I can before there’s actual snow fall.