What can I say? I love to run. I've run 4 full marathons and 6 halfs. But I love God more and I'm determined to run this race of life for Him to receive the ultimate prize of Heaven. I'd like to share my thoughts with you. You can agree or disagree. Comment or don't. You can read or not read. But it's here if you want it. Enjoy! .

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Am I Crying?

6:35 AM

10 degrees!! 10 stinkin' degrees. That was the temp this morning when I set out for my Sunday long run. I just finished the 12 miles in 1 hour and 35 minutes so it was a good run, but it was cold. Again, like last week, it wasn't bad once I got warm, but those first few miles....Ouch!

I knew it was cold when I looked at my shoulder around mile 9 or so and noticed that my shoulders and upper chest were covered with about 1/4 inch of snow. And it wasn't snowing. My sweat had literally turned to snow on my shirt. Not kidding. I made snow. I could've brushed it off and gone sledding a little bit. How weird is that?

I also noticed around mile 5 or so that my eyes felt weird. It was like I couldn't blink right or something. I tried to wipe them with my glove but it was too cold and it hurt to rub them so I just left them alone. But they felt weird the whole time. When I got home, I immediately looked in the mirror and my eyelashes and eyebrows had ice all over them. They were frozen. My eyes were frozen open. Of course coming into the warm house, they immedately started to melt and water was falling from my eyes. It was like I was crying. Maybe I was. I don't know. But it felt really good to get inside. It's cold out there and you know what, I'm starting to get tired of it. I know it's January and we've got a lot of winter left, but I'm ready for some warmer temps. At least in the forties or something. It's been in the teens for a week.

I had to nose my Ipod again this morning. See below. I'm getting pretty good at it now.

It also felt good to know I was running at the same time the Disney marathon was going on. I can't wait to hear all the reports from the race. This time next year, I'll be running from park to park.

Hope everyone has a good week. Stay warm. Don't freeze your eyes open.

Keep runnin',


  1. That sounds rather nasty! You can buy ipod compatible gloves I think btw. Save the wear and tear on the nose.

  2. That reminds me of Christmas Vacation when Clark says "isn't it beautiful, Audrey?" and Ellen says "she'll see it later, her eyes are frozen" :) Glad you thawed out!

  3. Ouch, it was cold running Goofy this weekend but not that cold. I didn't see any eyes frozen, although I did see a few folks with frost on their hats or jackets - condensation from sweating that just froze on the outside. Stay warm up there!