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Oh the blizzard outside is frightful,
But running is so delightful.
So many kilometers to run, 
through the snow, through the snow, through the snow.


I don't think that song writing is in my future, but there is something that I love about running in the snow. It wasn't cold and the flakes were huge and it brings a little bit of childishness back into a boring adult life.  Catching snowflakes on my tongue. Tossing snowballs at the dog.  Squealing as snow falls off a tree branch and goes down my neck -- seriously, that was cold.

6.5km tonight.  Not very fast.  In fact, it was really freaking slow.  After my run, did 40 minutes of Wii Yoga.  By the way, Biggest Loser Challenge?  Kicking my butt.  There was a series of pushups yesterday that made me collapse in exhaustion.  And my arms feel quite jello-y today.  Was very glad the program threw yoga at me today, because if I had seen pushups on the screen, there is a chance that I would have cried.
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The weather fooled me yesterday.  

I got home from work and was surprised at how cool it felt - like it was only 25 degrees in comparison to last weeks 37.  So at 3:30pm I tied up my shoes, grabbed the dog and headed out.

Except 3 minutes in, I was drenched in sweat.  Drenched like I could have drowned a small child in my sweat.  There was apparently surprise!humidity.  And that sucks.

The pooch and I toughed out 5km in the deceptively hot afternoon and though it was a very slow trot at the end we survived - lots of water for both, lots of swimming in rivers for her and then we both went home and had a nap.  Yay nap!
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Leaving for my run this morning, The Weather Network told me that it was 14C out and partially sunny.  What it failed to mention was the lung crushing, breath sucking, buckets of sweat inducing humidity.  After approximately 8 seconds it felt like I had been shoved into an oven.  Which in case you were wondering, is bad.
 
I did my best to ignore it.  I wore my hat.  I stuck to the shadows.  I ran down dirt paths surrounded by trees and streams.  And it wasn't so bad.  Though I think that I still lost ten pounds in sweat...

Another thing I did today was that I was running for time, not for distance.  My plan was 6km, but I scrapped that in the conditions and decided to run for 35 minutes instead, and whatever ground I cover was what I covered.  I don't think I made it to 6, but at the same time I don't think I was off by that much - I'll have to check on the map later. 

I finished at the park and was never so glad to see my water bottle waiting for me, all cool and tempting.  Best drink ever.  Should I have taken water with me?  Yes, but lesson learned.

And that lesson is, don't trust The Weather Network - go check it outside for myself :)

Daily Total
Time - 35:12 min
Distance Run - ~5.5km
 

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